This and That

Pasting together a million tiny thoughts and pretending that it counts as a real post. . .

Charlie is doing fantastic. We don’t have as much time to do ABR as we used to–school has slowed things down–but we are still doing it and he is still making progress. He’s holding his head better when he sits in his chair and turning it side to side more every day. He’s also twisting around while seated, which is great except he promptly turned around in the bath tub, grabbed one of my disposable razors and started banging it in the water. Yikes! Mama’s gonna have to get more vigilant.


We’ve also discovered that he loves hummus. We thought we’d give it a go and he proceeded to lap it up like a cat with milk. Hummus has protein so Hubby is, of course, terribly excited by this development.


I discovered how much Charlie loves school when we got back from the holidays. His first day back, he came home and giggle all evening until it was time for bed. Clearly the kid likes his school-time routine.


I had planned to do some new therapy type with Charlie this summer–horseback riding or maybe some HBOT before the baby arrived. I’d taken on some freelance and consulting work with the idea that we could do one last thing before our lives became over-taken by newborn disorder.  That was of course back when I thought I was having only one baby. The books and the doctors are warning me that 24 weeks is going to be the end of the line with regards to picking Charlie up, strenuous activity, etc., etc. Not only do I not know what I’m going to do in the day-to-day, but I’m not sure what to do about my plans for therapy. I’m still figuring things out at this point.

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  1. Yep..I definitely agree with the 24-week mark…you’ll do well to get to that point. Hippotherapy should still be doable though…

    And hey…if you have any twin pregnancy / twin newborn questions…just holler. I’m pretty much an expert :-)

    • Thank you Cary! I’ve mostly just been focused on eating as much as I can now that my nausea is starting to fade. I’m not even letting myself think about the future too much because it freaks me out.

      My MIL might be able to take Charlie to hippotherapy with me–so maybe that’s what we’ll do.

  2. Trust yourself.

  3. Aw, I am just picturing Charlie giggling after a fun day at school and that just warms my heart. I’m sure you will figure something out as far as therapy goes–don’t let it stress you out too much! The horseback riding actually sounds fun. There’s a stable in our area that does therapy for special needs children and I’d bet places like that would be more than willing to do a lot of the heavy lifting and other physical activities that might be to strenuous for you at that point. You could just stand back and take pictures of Charlie for us!

    • There is a stable near us that does this too and they promised me they would get O on and off for me when I couldn’t lift because of my eye surgery. Sadly their wait list was 18 months long so it didn’t work out. But I am sure they will give you a hand. Their only stipulation was a parent of guardian had to be at ring side.

  4. Warning on the hummus. If it’s store bought pay attention to the “eat within x number of days” label. I didn’t once and it wasn’t so good, plus it started to smell like bacon. Which is a fine smell but weird coming from hummus.

    • Ewww. . . that’s scary. Thus far, Hubby has been making the hummus himself since that is apparently healthier. And we eat it really fast. . .

      • I prefer home made and that’s what I would do if I knew how. There is more to the story but considering that you’re pregnant I won’t say anything more, unless you say so.