Monday, November 9, 2009


The little guy in the fam believes that every male in the 20 to 50-ish age range shall be referred to as "Dada". I have mentioned to him that I would actually prefer him to refer to these complete strangers as "Mr." or even a "Hey you!", but he still continues to look each middle aged man directly in the eyes and excitedly proclaim "HI DADA!"

This mode of greeting has gotten quite a few laughs from everyone we have encountered under such circumstances. It has even gotten a couple of nervous glances from kid to me to kid to me. I'm seriously debating surprising someone someday with a request for some child support after the child to "dada" exchange.Nathan is doing really well right now. After yet another trip to the pediatrician for some antibiotics for Emma's ears, the ped listened to Nate's chest and said that he sounded a lot better than he did last week. He's definitely on the mend. Finally. A session with his OT today prompted her to make some additional calls for some more evaluations for therapy. The little guy needs more physical therapy for his legs/ankles/balance that have been weakening lately...his hypotonia rearing its ugly head once again. We are going to put him back in his orthotics to help with ankle stability and are awaiting another eval for more therapy and orthotics. Treatment for Nathan is always changing...just when we are in a fairly comfortable spot, things change. That is something that is so difficult to get used to.
The kiddos are good though...we have a really busy few weeks coming up with school, holidays, quite a few doctor appts, friends coming into town, family coming for a visit, and a partridge in a pear tree. Oh, and trying to teach the little-un that there is only room for one "dada" in this town and try to curtail the nervous glances our way.


Amber on November 9, 2009 at 9:51 PM said...

hey amber, where'd ya get the girls blue dresses? cute

Amber on November 9, 2009 at 10:01 PM said...

Gymboree. :)

Amanda on November 10, 2009 at 8:12 AM said...

Hey, I know your PT is good but if you want any suggestions for doing a little PT of your own with Nate, let me know. I have a few good ones for ankle/foot strength and balance since that has been our main focus with Jamsey boy.

Michelle Garvin said...

Avery did the same thing with the men we saw in public! So glad that phase is they are "man". Even her doctors are now called "man" Hope the new therapy and orthotic services goes smoothly.

Lisa on November 10, 2009 at 5:36 PM said...

Adorable picture of the kids! And a very funny story with Nate calling everyone Dada. I think I would go for the support also! Can't hurt to try!!

Lisa Q

Melody on November 10, 2009 at 6:46 PM said...

I am so glad to hear Daniel is not the only one who does the Dada thing! Every older woman with short gray hair is either Nana or Didi (his great grandma). Too funny!

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