Fallon had her 9 month well baby check up yesterday. She is 16 pounds and 28 inches and in the 90th percentile for head circumference.
She has 4 teeth and loves to eat. She’s is very mobile and is almost walking unassisted.
Overall she is a completely healthy 9 month old, except for one thing…
Fallon is not babbling. She screams and grunts but not babbling. She recognizes her name and mimics the screeching sound but no babbling. She’s not saying the ma-ma, da-da, ba-ba. Her pediatrician wants her to see a speech therapist for an evaluation.
I’m really not concerned and I just think she’s a little behind in speech because she so advanced in other areas. Well I’m probably just going to work with her for a week or so and if she still isn’t babbling we will make the appointment to see the speech therapist.
So we just finished up week 2 with my nephew being here and we had our first meltdown, I wanna go back to my grandma’s house tantrum.
My husband and I had a meeting with his teachers and counselor yesterday and we find out his grades are not too good. All of the teachers pretty much said the same things; not turning in homework, not finishing class work, distracted in class, unorganized, but a really good respectful kid. We talked with the counselor a little but about our situation and basically that we just want the best for him. My nephew got upset of course because everything is changing for him and we are going to be even more on top of his schooling.
We really just love him and want to see him succeed. He’s at the age where he can go either right or left, get mixed up in the wrong crowd and just be a statistic; gangs, drugs, and prison. Or go to collage and be successful.
A little background-
My older sister (his mom) is actually my step sister. She’s 12 years older. Had my niece at 17 and dropped out of school, has 5 kids, and just got out of jail. She is the sweetest person ever it’s just what she grew up in. Her 16 year old son is in a gang and 20 year old daughter is prostitute. I love my nieces and nephews and my sister but that is not the life I want for them.
My nephew that’s with us is only 11 years old and we are going to do everything that we can to make sure that he succeeds and doesn’t fall into that lifestyle.
So I saw my doctor today to talk about birth control options. I think I’m in between the mirena iud and nexolanon. I think I’m leaning more towards the nexplanon because the mirena kinda freaks me out. having something in my uterus that could cause a lot of damage… I don’t know.
Every time I think about more kids I say to myself HECK NO. I love my kids and I loved being pregnant but there’s a lot of reasons why I don’t want anymore. That’s a whole different post that I’ll have to write about at a different time.
Does anyone have the nexplanon? What are the pros? Cons? Side effects?
So being the parent/guardian for an 11 year old is a little different than being a parent to a 2 year old and 9 month old.
We are going into week 2 of him being with us and now it is getting real.
-He downloaded $130.00 worth of games on my brothers Xbox O_o.
-We got our first call from one of my nephews teachers today. I guess he was playing around it class yesterday and was supposed to stay after school for detention but didn’t.
-he wants to spend the night at one of his friends house this weekend.
All of these are things that we weren’t ready to deal with for at least another 10 years!
$130 bill for games, are we supposed to pay that since we are responsible for him? I mean, it is my brother so I doubt he expects us to but I know he has to be so mad.
Acting out at school!? This is new to me. I am totally not a disciplinarian so wish me luck.
Spending the night at someone else’s house!? Nope, I don’t like it at all. Maybe we can talk to his friends parents and he can come over here.
hotcoffeedaily asked: What song are you listening to right now?
My husband watch sports center -_-