Avery's Family

Avery's Family

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Christmas came and went

Hard to believe Christmas has come and gone. I try and post at least once a month, but December slipped on by. We had Christmas Eve at our house this year. Turned out great, we had about 15 people. After everyone went home Titan complained of ear pain and was up all night. You know it wouldn't be Christmas is someone wasn't sick.  The kids enjoyed their time off from school. We finally got some snow so they spent much of their time outside. This was the first time Avery went sledding with the kids, since last year she had just got her trache and we kept her indoors. January has been quite busy. The kids all went back to school on January 7th. This was the same day Jeremy started his new job with Michigan Department of Corrections. Gage and Madi are both playing basketball and I started school on January 14th. I know call me crazy! I have reapplied for the BSN program again. If I am accepted I will start in September 2013. I'm not sure how it will all pan out with Avery and her appts, but where there's a will there's a way. I am taking 2 online classes now, so this will ease me back into the swing of things.
As for my little pea pod Ms. Avery, she is doing awesome. I haven't talked much about Avery's therapy and how she is progressing.  Avery has therapy every Tuesday and Thursday. This method of therapy that we have decided to do with Avery is called the Anat Baniel Method. This is not traditional therapy. This therapy focus's on connecting instead of fixing. When Avery started with Bethany ( ABM Practitioner) she was 14 months old. She couldn't sit up or roll over. She was still like a very small infant. Since then Avery has learned to roll over, sit up, scoot backwards, forwards and is now able to get herself in crawling position. Her movement is so smooth and natural. It has been astounding to watch her blossom into a very happy and confident toddler. If you get a chance please take a look at http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/children/kids-beyond-limits The information is astounding.