It was nice to all eat together. It was a late supper since we had church beforehand, but it was a welcomed change.
Prior to church and dinner, I had set up an appointment for a speech therapist to come over and evaluate Olivia. She has been evaluated before: once when I was 38 weeks pregnant with Brady and twice through preschool. The evaluators through MSUM who come to preschool both said her speech was fine. As I watched her speech teacher as her questions, I could quickly tell by all the notes she made that Olivia's speech is not 'fine.' In fact I was shocked to hear that Olivia is in the 6% percentile for kids her age. (People this might be the downside of having four kids and two full time jobs--I probably put this off too long.)
Soooo to make a long story short, Jeanette will be visiting daycare twice a week to work with Olivia. Some other issues that we might explore are her: unwillingness to eat certain foods, her bite, and her past ear infections. It all goes together. I know the ear infections hurt her speech development for sure. So if you read this, have a child with multiple ear infections, push for tubes.
Okay. That's it. I have work to do