Sunday, March 29, 2015

8 Week Update

Wyatt has come so far! I am so proud of him.

A quick update on him.

The last three nights he has settled down much better at night and goes to bed well.  He sleeps 10-12 hours each night. He sleeps in his own room and sure loves the bed my Dad made for him. He generally sleeps folded in half (which if i tried i would not be able to move in the morning).

Food is getting easier for us but that is more because he has trained me well to know what texture and consistency he prefers. He likes it to be completely smooth and not too thick. He eats most of the meals I serve him and his spitting food has decreased a bit. Some days I have considered purchasing a pair of goggles and a splash guard. He is accepting drinks and prefers apple juice over water. We make sure he is getting a lot of healthy fats and so most meals are boosted with extra calories. He will take pieces of chocolate and last week enjoyed eating pieces of a meringue cookies.

He is quite verbal with sounds but the only words his says are "mama", "dada", "baba", "up" and "no". He likes to get peoples attention and let everyone know that he has arrived. You can sometimes hear us throughout the store or location. He thinks it is funny to startle people so he will make noise if someone is walking by.

His favourite toys are stuffed animals and sensory type toys. He loves his woody and brings him on most of our items. This week he figured out how to pull the string on his own. I think Woody will be his partner in crime for now.

He is hitting, biting, scratching and head butting very rarely these days which makes life much easier. This was his way of communicating if he was overwhelmed/overstimulated. He generally only directed it at Andrea and I.

He has made a friend and loves to interact with him. They are both considered non-verbal and so they interact with no words but lots of laughter and sound. It is fun watching them get to know each other.

Wyatt LOVES going for walks in the stroller and enjoys going out in our yard to sit and relax. 

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