Thursday, January 28, 2010

IEP Evaluations

I thought I should take a brake from my babymoon for a quick update. The last 4 weeks have been fabulous. Hank is such a sweet and, dare I say, easy baby. My husband and I both agree that everything has just been way too easy this time around. For example, baby Hank was nursing within 30 minutes of his birth. He knew exactly what to do. And when to do it. No pumping, no finger feeder, no syringes. My first two were also very sleepy babies and I had a hard time keeping them awake to eat. Not this guy. The best part is that we know to appreciate all these little things. Part of me keeps waiting for his therapists to walk through the door. I keep reminding myself that our new arrival didn't come with an IFSP. Ha!

Speeking of Early Intervention Goldie's evals for her IEP are today. My husband was supposed to be home, but he has a new schedule and has to work. So, Grandma is watching the big girls while I take Goldie and Hank. And to make it even more fun, our appointment is the same as Goldie's naptime. She's asleep right now and she refused to eat lunch. This is the problem with scheduling things so far in advance.

I tried to get out of it by canceling last week. Let me explain why, Hank Sr. and I have been talking for the last couple months about what we want for Goldie next year. This included observing an inclusion preschool classroom. I was less than impressed. After discussing our various options, we have decided not to send Goldie to preschool next year. Originally, we were told that if we waited until September to send her that they would not provide her services and we would have to get them privately. Soooo, I thought if we weren't sending her to pre-k she wouldn't get services from the county. But, I got a phone call yesterday saying they would still provide. Funny how things change. When I gave my husband the new information he said "It feels like were dealing on a new car."


Beth said...

We have the sdame issue for Lauren (2, with Ds). I want to homeschool her, but I also know that she needs socialization. We have selected a segregated classroom (kids with just special needs) and will be touring it in May. At the tour, we will have her first "IEP" meeting, instead of the easy IFSP.

I still want to homeschool, but ut would be nice to have a few hours a day with just my younger daughter, and maybe a nap! I am also worried if she goes to school she will spend the first year sick (she's generally really healthy).

Anyway, congratulations on your new baby and please update on how the meeting goes!

Cindy said...

Wonderful about the nursing!!

We haven't sent Johnny to school yet either...and we love it. :)

Mel said...

I just love new babies- the first 6 weeks is just the best isn't it :) Glad to hear all is going well. Will be interested to hear how the education thing goes- seems quite different to our system.

Beverly said...

sounds like things are going great. Baby Hank sounds wonderful.