Jon Jon on the other hand is just the most precious child! It is hard to believe we have been together just about 11 mos. He is a Mamma's boy and I love it that he is so attached to me! He is in the birth to 3 yr. EI program here for his Microtia. We are starting testing for transitioning to the Preschool level. They have in formed me that is is highly possible that he might not qualify. We are in line for an FM system to try out. He's comprehension and communication skills are like in the 98% for his age. He does have some articulation issues though and sometimes he is alittle behind in using full sentence structures for his age. Hey, I think that is pretty good when English is his 2nd language and he has only been her for about 10.5 months. It will be interesting to see what happens. Otherwise he is above target in most area's.
He is a bright, sensitive and empathetic little one. He can still be Hunan spicy though and definitely likes his way. No is his favorite word right now it usually has an explanation tagged on to it though of why it is NO. He is finally letting me go out without him. Although at times he will still cry for me when I am gone. We are hoping to have a CT scan after he turns 3 for his inner ear. It appears that he has an ear canal on his Microtia side. If this is the case we are looking into what is best for him. I am leaning towards a newer procedure which is called the Medpor. They tend to open up the ear earlier so the child can pick up on more language skills during the critical learning period of 0-5yrs of age. If the canal is not there they follow with that procedure. The only Dr's that do this are in Northern CA. Which will mean traveling and staying down there for a while. For my baby though anything is possible!
So today I am all about celebrating life with my precious boy! I was so not planning on a boy from China.... It is amazing how God works though. I saw his picture and I knew he was my son. Love at first sight. What a blessing he is and he loves learning about Jesus and praying too! He always prays for the the pumpkin patch (when we went in the fall) and climbing the mountain ( our sledding hill).
I hope to post more often as life is passing us by and I so want to stay connected to my bloggy friends. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.