Wednesday, April 25, 2012
But all of that intelligence can also be a disability if you have never been taught to use it. He has only used it in his little boy mind, to cope in his world. Now he's afraid to function outside of what he knows. He's terrified of strangers at age 7.
Today they took the boys out for passport pictures. Sadly Jacob was very fearful, and still very sick, sicker than Moses right now. Tom still only gets to see Jacob 1X a day for about 15 minutes. Today's 15 minutes with Dad were at the photographers. Which were probably the worst 15 minutes. Jacob does not walk and refuses to stand. We had hoped he could walk.
LOVE. He cooperated pretty well considering he too has never left the only home he's known. He gives eye contact and seeks very appropriate interactions with people, even though he is so tiny, can't walk, and often weak even sitting. What a doll!
We had heard Noah was learning to walk up stairs last fall. I wondered why. And I said- "I highly doubt this, I don't think he can even walk." And I was right. He can't walk, so why is he encouraged to go up stairs? It is not functional for him at this time. Tom spends alot of time encouraging him to walk during visits.
We will be searching for a double stroller and a front carrier for Tom to wear with Moses for next trip.
The temperature here was in the high 70s, I don't tolerate heat at all, so I completed melted by 1:30 p.m.
I could barely get up from my nap by 7:15 p.m. Thank goodness I prepared some meals ahead for everybody and Gabriel and Faith were great helping entertain MA and SP.