We had a pretty good week. But I am glad tomorrow is Friday.
For those who have asked, Charlotte's appointment that I talked about in my previous post went as expected. According to the room full of professionals who sat around us, Charlotte has made significant gains since August. I was a bit peeved by the speech assessment, as it takes no account of parent report, and only what she demonstrated while sitting in a strange room with three people she has met only once in her life asking her to do random tasks. But, as I said before, it really doesn't matter.
After her appointment on Tuesday, she decided to prove that darn speech therapist wrong, and have a big "signing" explosion this week. Mike walked in the door yesterday from work, and she crawled towards him, signing "daddy" while vocalizing dadadada. Gave me the chills. Also this week, now when she wants to nurse or requests something else, she signs "please" along with what she wants. Finally, I have caught her a few times this week repeating signs while watching Baby Signing Time, where in the past she would just watch, and not actively participate.
The best part of my week was dinner last night. Charlotte was hilarious, and the older kids were totally feeding into it. She has discovered if she makes crazy faces, everyone responds. Listening to my three children belly laugh together is the perfect ending to any crazy day.
There is more I could write about, but I am beat. Charlotte is still working on a mouth full of teeth, and sleep this week has been rough. After not napping today, she fell asleep early tonight while chilling with daddy downstairs.
I am hoping for a few hours of uninterrupted zzzzz's tonight! Good night!