Oh my goodness, I miss our church! I miss a lot of things from home, but Sundays even make this introvert miss fellowship.
I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday!
Aside from missing my church family today, I had a great day spending time with Eva.
I'm not gonna lie, this morning started off stressful. Eva was having an institutionalized morning where her affect was flat and she was avoiding eye-contact. The nice thing is that as soon as the momma in me was stressed out by this, the therapist in me took over. A compartmentalized brain can be a good thing, ya'll.
This is a picture of Eva from this morning. Yeah, I know, there's crud on my lens. Eva would make eye contact with the phone-just not me.
(((I could write a whole post on how I feel about technology and kids with special needs both as a new mom and as an OT. Suffice it to say I'm torn: I DON'T like the opportunity it provides for disengagement, at all. It makes me nauseous. But, I'd be a fool to not recognize technology's role in society and its effectiveness as an assistive device: Eva can easily "turn" pages/pictures on my iPhone using her nose after seeing us scroll a few times. I think I'd have to rub tacky finger all over her nose for her to be able to turn a paper page...but don't put it past me.)))
So, that was this morning, and these videos below are from tonight. Tonight we giggled and cuddled the whole time. This first clip is us practicing the alphabet (audio only) and the second is my attempt at a rigged camera from our playtime-enjoy!
Labels: adoption, eva, play, talking, technology