Friday, February 27, 2009

What does your baby's room look like?

Our once cute nursery now looks like a physical therapy center! The first day Kendall got her "little room" (the white thing with the resonance board...its supposed to give her a place to play where she can feel her movements and discover toys....she doesn't love it as much as I thought she would) Justin said "most little girls have a dollhouse...Kendall gets a science experiment."

We have accumulated a lot of things from our wonderful VI and Orientation and Mobility teachers through the school district! ECI has recently dropped off a big Special Tomato chair, that Kendall is starting to get used to. But her favorite toys continue to be her baby doll that sneezes, cries, says momma, and wears Kendall's old glasses (pictured to the right) as well as Rody. The donkey looking thing that I ordered from a Special Needs catalog and paid way too much for. This thing is amazing. It serves as a riding toy, encourages tummy time, and Kendall loves to grab his ears. I also think we've bought pretty much every toy that lights up and makes noise. (Kamden thinks the closer you put something to her face, the more likely she is to notice it!)

So while her room doesn't exactly look like it would fit in a Pottery Barn catalog, it serves its purpose. We often have all four of us, and the dogs, in there watching Kendall and laughing on the floor together. Kamden loves to get down on the mat and read to Kendall too. Nonna works in there with her every single day for at least 45 minutes listening to the CD we made her on her Hello Kitty CD player! Grandad is pictured above filling in while Nonna's out!

Who would have thought this would end up being my favorite room in the house?


Jessica said...

Of course it is your favorite room....because you are you and that is why your kids are so lucky to have you for their Momma!!! Love you guys!!

Heather said...

So glad to hear that Topamax is doing the trick.It proved to be Zoey's miracle.As for her room ... I love it.It serves as proof as to the love of a family, that will do and provide anything and every thing for the wellness and progress of a child they adore.How could you not adore her.She is so darling.I was just talking to Tera about Rody.Reagan has it and Zoey's birthday is on Monday and although balls and fabric are her toys of choice,I thought Rody might be an idea.Take care and have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Favorite people (Kendall) make a favorite room!

Looks wonderful for any child.

From other photos it looks like Kendall has good head control. More time in sitting might do her good - even the 'science experiment' can be turned for her to see while sitting (or standing if you have a PT involved). Tomato makes some very good special furniture.

Cindy said...

I just love the photo of Kendall & her baby!! How sweet! Sarah still has her first real baby doll & still carries it around. Your post are always so upbeat for as much as you & your family have been through!! Keep the faith...keep the Hope!!