Sunday, January 4, 2009

Socks suck!

Things have been crazy over here in Oakland. I got offered a full-time job right before the holidays and am starting it tomorrow! I have been searching for the word to explain how I feel. I don't think there is just one. I am excited. I am conflicted. I am heart-broken. I am worried.

I have been home with the twins full-time since July. I will miss them terribly. I was looking at a calendar and counting the days per month I will be with them. 8! Maybe 10 if there are 4 weekends in a month. That is like a third of a year! I am consoled by the fact that they will be with their amazing Auntie Hil 3 days a week. I am in the process of interviewing for another nanny 2 days a week. And I have put them on a wait-list for daycare (a fabulous daycare that takes special needs and typically developing children) because I am thinking of starting them in daycare in June. There are crazy changes ahead, people!

Speaking of crazy changes, Drake has been progressing so well the past 2 months. Tomorrow he is 14 months corrected age. It seems like right around his 1 year birthday, things really started to click for him. First off, he is so much more verbal. He is very involved in oral play, making sounds and blowing raspberries, playing with inflection, etc. There are times I can't tell which twin is "talking" anymore, they are so similar in their range and frequency of babbling.

He has also finally found his feet! I have been using a game I have coined "Socks Suck!" (though I don't call it that to him) to get him to lift his legs to grab his feet and take off his socks. He loves it and is so pleased when he gets a sock off. He claps for himself, as evidenced in this video.

This video was taken a couple weeks ago. Now he barely keeps his socks on, grabs his bare feet and tries to nibble his toes.


Ellen Seidman said...

You are so creative—Socks Suck is a great game! Good luck with going back to work. I know how hard that can be.

Hopeful Mother said...

I wanted to introduce myself because it seems we have a lot in common. I am mom of 15 mo old twin boys. One has been diagnosed with CP - the other is "unaffected." My boys were born at 38 weeks and there were no obvious signs of issues at the time.

My blog is private, but if you'd like to provide your email address to me - send it to hopefulmother at gmail dot com - I'll send you an invite.

I look forward to chatting with you via email/blogs - just from reading your posts I can tell we have a lot of the same thoughts, worries and concerns.

Jacolyn said...

I remember when Grace first found her feet. It was long after her siblings did and I was so worried. It was a great day when she starting putting her feet in her mouth ;)