Today we’ll have our first visit with our DI. She’s going to work on various things with D, and I’m excited about this meeting.
I have seen amazing changes in him just from the little bit of focus we’ve learned how to spend on some different things. I was really frightened about Early Intervention at first.
It made me feel like a failure that he’s requiring additional oversight, and it brought back all those old feelings from the start of our preemie journey. The actual experience has been very empowering. Even when I was stressed that he might not qualify after some areas of improvement were identified.
Last week, I had a huge set of meetings and projects at work so D spent a couple days with the “grandmas,” his Great Granny and my M-I-L. During that time, he had his first playdate with a little boy we know. This little boy and D had due dates within 3 days of each other. Drake is chronologically older by about 3 months. I had a rough weekend contemplating this conversations with my MIL.
Me: So how did it go with, B?
MIL: They didn’t really spend much time together at the playground.
MIL: Well, B can run all over. D just can’t keep up.
Ouch, another one right in the preemie mama feels. Now I have to decide is more interaction with his peers a good idea? Do we hold back more and just concentrate on therapies for a while? He loves other kids, but I don’t want him steamrolled. I’m definitely having second thoughts about the 1-2 days of school we were planning on in the fall with other 18 month olds.
I think I’ll just plan on taking him on a tour when the year starts. If they have a spot left and being around the other kids goes ok, it’s meant to be. His pediatrician thinks healthwise it’s time to try him out.
Preemie mama zen. I got this. 🙂