We survived yesterday and it was a good day. Long and exhausting, but good.
After the intake session I had a meeting at Maggie's therapy center and Tessie was with me and got to go and bounce around (she has not one but three therapists requesting to work with her as little Miss Popularity), and even played in the playroom for a little while with Maggie before we headed home to make dinner.
I don't think I realized how nervous I was (I mean I knew that I was nervous, obviously) until I was editing the twenty seconds of video I shot in the car before going in to the appointment to make this vlog.
I was this nervous.
Because the update was so simple (Basically yes, we made it! Next step! We'll know more soon. The box has been checked off!), I answered one of the most common questions I've heard over the years that people have, only this time focusing on what we noticed was different about Tess that caused us to seek out testing, first when she was only 1-3 months old, for early intervention, and then as she's gotten bigger.
She couldn't be diagnosed until she was 18 months old, but there were definitely signs that we were seeing, much, much earlier (because I knew what to look for) and I've written about that here but I wanted to talk about it a bit more because knowing what to look for was something that I remember looking for five years ago when I first began to have questions about Maggie's development and whether it was normal.
And that's the update for today. Now I'll be counting down to February 26th!