Friday, May 4, 2012
We had Cole's IEP yesterday, that is his (Individual Education Plan) and it went great! They agreed that he should attend Charter Oak in the fall for Kindergarten and he should do well in a blended classroom without an aid. He is right where he should be academically in fact he is ahead of many entering kindergarten. He can write all of his letters and he makes them perfectly. The occupational therapist said she had never seen this before. A child his age that could do that! I am so happy, I know he has a lot of ground to gain with his speech, but to know that he is doing so well otherwise is just fantastic. We know how intelligent Cole is, he is crazy smart! To say we are thrilled is not accurate. We are to the moon and back. Autism is not easy to take when you first hear the diagnosis. There is so many unanswered questions, and no one child reacts the same to therapies. You sort of get the diagnosis and then are left to figure out on your own what to do next. We have come to accept the differences in Cole as unique and would not change him. We would love to see him become a talker however.
I believe that he has made huge strides in the special education preschool he has attended the past three years! I am grateful to all of the staff there, who love him.
On the weight loss front, I woke up this morning to another pound done gone! So that makes 3.4 pounds this week and my official weigh in does not happen until Sunday! How cool is that. All of my dance classes are starting to pay off big!
I love this deli in town it is called The Great Harvest Bread Co. and they have the most delicious things. I have been having a half of Harvest Veggie sandwich for lunch on occasion this past month. However, today I ventured out of my boundries and had their California Cobb Sandwich. Oh was it awesome, it has turkey, bacon, tomato, red onion, lettuce avocado, and red pepper spread. It is the bomb! It has 32 grams of protein in it! I have it on their 9 grain bread which is melt in your mouth greatness! Did I tell you how nice it is to have a sandwich again. LOL it has been so long, because I could never eat bread without PBing with the band. I do not do it often, but I have been having some bread, which is ok as long as I stick to my calories for the day.
I am thrilled it is Friday, I have homework to do and plan on seeing the Lucky One I hope. The boys are with their father this weekend, so the house will be quiet.
Next weekend is the Race for the Cure, and I am so ready!!