Cam has officially graduated into the terrible twos! I’m not a big fan of the saying itself but there we have it. There isn’t anything too terrible about it, in fact it is the most precious age because they begin to grow into their own selves. His language alone int he last month has exploded, learning new words daily, repeating so many phrases and asking questions – WHY?
What great things does being two have in store for the little man; amazing progress with his sensory and behavioral
issues quirks, owning patch time, showing his lens prescription who the boss is. Or so Mommy hopes!!
Cam’s second birthday party was another for the
baby book Instagram world! Filled with Thomas the Train decorations, snacks and even a nifty piñata. I’m sure he did not even realize it was in fact HIS birthday but it sure was and everyone was there to celebrate with him. We had chips, pizza and of course cake. All of Cam’s favorite things! I stuffed that piñata with lollipops and Thomas the Train necklaces and let him get a few good wacks in with a Bruins hockey stick. There are few things in the world he enjoys more than getting the OK to beat something up, especially with a hockey stick.
Our most progress was had at his two-year pedi appointment [SHOUT OUT TO GRAMSIE] hardly any fussing, next to no tears, no one got a black eye, and it did not take three people holding him down for a blood draw. Can you say, WIN! He gained a solid pound, and grew about two inches. In other news, we have given up on most of the dairy free diet but we still monitor sugar intake. He is finally tolerating yogurt and cheese in moderation and the tedious, confusing task of reading every label under the sun has come to a halt for the most part. Sugar is still something we are working on, we have added grapefruit seed extract to his daily vitamins to see if that helps the yeast. I personally say it sure does. And I have also started him on a new probiotic on the advice of the local holistic pharmacies RN. *TMI warning* Can I tell you it is SO-SO nice to change a solid poop, like the kind that you’d expect from a toddler. Hopefully we have seen the last of new born-like-poop for a while.
No real news on vision, both of his OT ladies and myself are sure he sees, and better than some of those doctors think. Patching with the FrameHugger is working way better than the sticky patch ever was. We are getting in at least 4-5 days a week with maybe 3-6 hours each day. He isn’t patching all at once like when he was younger, small increments and that is fine because this isn’t a race of time, just practice. We are doing OT once weekly and every other week twice weekly. He is working on fine and gross motor skills, and he recently killed it with a spoon. I so look forward to the day he can make it from the bowl to his mouth with almost all the food still on the spoon, because lets face it even I cannot keep all the food on there. We are working on cross body, and posture. This kid is rocking it!