I love this picture of Carter in his wheelchair he looks so happy. Plus I love his little teeth:) Carter went to Nursery for the FIRST time yesterday at our new ward. He fell asleep in his wheelchair so we just wheeled him in. They never came to get me so I guess he did good. I was excited for him to go because well....he is 2 1/2 years old. And the nursery didn't look very crowded, plus there are other special needs kids there as well. Carter loves watching other children so I bet he had fun. Plus children always take an interest in him because of his wheelchair or just him. I can't count how many times I've heard a little kid, smaller than Carter, point to Carter in his stroller at the store and say "baby!" LOL. Nope, not a baby.
Carter and I start meeting with Jordan School District next month to get school started for him. He will start going to preschool when he is 3. It's usually a few hours a day a couple days a week. They will pick him up in the bus in his wheelchair which straps right in. Seems crazy that it's so soon. December he'll be 3 and going to school AND Primary. Wow. He sure is growing up fast. He has been such a mover lately it's crazy. He is scooting all over the place I just seem to miss the part of him actually moving. He is getting into stuff now so I guess baby proofing is coming up. He is constantly getting in new positions, some of which leave him frustrated and in need of assistance. Carter can get up from his back, he has even somehow moved his side rail in his bed and fallen out. Yikes! He sure is strong and determined when he wants to be. He is 30 lbs and 36 inches or so long. He is still G Tube fed with PediaSure and is doing great with that. People seem curious if he'll ever eat again. I'm not too interested in pressing that issue right now with a new baby. Perhaps in a few months we'll do another swallow study and see where he is at.
Since we moved, Carter is in a big boy bed now. We are also re-starting vision services, physical therapy and aide services. I am also going to have him do another sleep study to see if he needs oxygen at night anymore since his tonsillectomy. I put everything on hold for a few months with new sister, but we are picking things up again. These past 6-7 months have been so nice without seizures and doctor appointments. I actually felt normal for the first time in awhile. I am so thankful everyday he is healthy and seizure-free. His neurologist was so pleased with his progress that our appointment only lasted 5 min. I was so excited. He still has his temper tantrum moments when frustrated and still wakes me up early, but otherwise a great kid to be around. His smile and laughter is infectious.