Monday, November 06, 2006

Testing and Schedules

We had a group of people from Early Intervention come to visit us and Rebecca was tested against established milestones for her age group and she did very well. She was a little behind in her gross motor and social skills but this was to be expected since she was in an institution for 9 months with limited time to move around and develop and has only been home a few weeks. But she is moving ahead very quickly. Rebecca is becoming more and more vocal. She is letting us know when her needs are not immediately met.

I have received many emails from people, getting ready to travel, who were interested to learn about what the schedules were for infants while they were in the baby homes, Rebecca’s schedule at the Baby House was the following:

6:00 am Wake bottle (formula 200 grams)
Potty
Playtime
8:00 – 10:00 am nap
10:00 am wake Breakfast
Potty
Playtime
12:00 – 2:00 pm nap
2:00 pm wake Lunch
Potty
wash
4:00 -6:00 pm nap
6:00 Wake Dinner
8:00 pm Bed
10:00 pm Bottle

When I got home this just didn’t work for us and our schedule so she is now on the following schedule:

6:30 am Wake
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am nap
Noon wake
2:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Nap
5:00 pm wake
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 Bath
8:00 pm Bottle bed
10:30 pm Bottle

This has been working very well for us and she seems to enjoy the consistency.
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James had Pajama Day at school today and as I was getting him dressed he Kept insisting "We cant put on our Pajamas without taking a bath first"(which we had no time for anyway) But, wow, James really likes to keep to a routine. He had so much fun running around outside...... as I was putting him on the bus I noticed James was the only one in his Pajamas. I just hope I got the day right !?! I am sure I will get a call from the teacher or DSS if its not the right day.

1 comment:

The 5 McGills said...

Hi Guys,

Glad to hear that things went well with the EI group. Love the pictures from Pajama Day, especially the hat with the bathrobe. I love when Tim has Pajama Day - makes life a lot easier in the morning!

Debbie