A-M, our Early Intervention (EI) coordinator, emailed me today saying she had shown my videos I sent to her (four different ones of Ace tantruming, ranging from seven months old to last week) to some colleagues and that she had someone who wanted to meet with me. This turned out to be B, who is a Behavioral Specialist.
B called and said she was going out of town tomorrow, and could meet with me right away at our house if I was available. Not wanting to have to wait another week, I said OK and had 1/2 hour to get cleaned up and ready. K (the nanny) was here, so that was a great help — she got the house straightened and watched the boys while I wrapped up some work stuff and then got showered. Continue reading »
Ace hasn’t been to any Early Intervention (EI) services since late November. Not because I am a bad mother, but because the very same people who evaluated him and decided he had some issues to work on were making me feel like I was wasting their time taking him to be seen. I should re-word that, as no one can MAKE me feel anything, but that was how I was feeling nonetheless.
He was not cooperating with the massage therapist at ALL, so that was really just a frustrating struggle. I was taking him to OT at the Children’s Neurodevelopmental Program, and on the second visit, she asked me if I felt like he needed to be seen and kept commenting on how great he was doing. His behavior seems to ebb and flow, and he was having a good day at that time, so I kind of stammered, “I dunno, yeah, he’s doing great!” and that was the last time he was seen there. Continue reading »
Today I had a meeting with the lawyer. I arrived just after 10 am, only to find out my appointment was at 1 pm! Duh. I had some time to kill, so I mailed all of our Christmas card as well as some items for work, visited a friend whose twin boys are in the NICU (please keep them in your thoughts), had lunch with Skip and then headed BACK to the lawyer.
The lawyer is really great. It’s a woman, and she was very easy to talk to, very thorough and explained everything to me really well. She said the first thing she would be doing is sending a letter of representation to the opposing insurance and demand the immediate reimbursement of my out-of-pocket expenses for car rental and my deductible. Then she said for me to track my mileage and stuff and she will contact me in about 3 months as we won’t start going for medical costs and “pain and suffering” until I am completely healed. It is such a relief to know I don’t have to deal with the stupid dink from the opposing insurance any more! Continue reading »
We’ve got our first snow of the season happening right now. Well, that’s not exactly true. It happened last night, and now it’s just on the ground. And man oh man is it ever COLD out! It gets so windy it’s insane.
I was so tired today. I dozed on and off in the living room today until noon (gotta love Skip who lets me get away with that from time to time) and just felt like I could have slept all day. The Mothers of Multiples club was having a kids’ Christmas party today, and Calista was so excited for it, so I took her to do that. Even though it was a twin club party, I didn’t take the boys as Nate had been up all night (probably why I was so tired — I don’t know what his deal was last night!) and Ace was still napping as we were about to leave. Anyhow, she had a good time (as did I) and she even got a gift from Santa — a pink dragon Webkinz. Unfortunately, she took the tag off and left/lost it at the party, so now we can’t go online with it. Seems I have to buy a new one to get a new code. What a pain! Continue reading »
I will start with Baby Boot Camp. I’ve had some comments from readers who are thinking of doing the same, and let me tell you, it was worth it! With the exception of one night, the boys have slept through the night every night since I did it! Sweet bliss! They still put up a good show when we put them in their cribs, but I’ve noticed once the door is shut, they know it’s time as they are quiet and go to bed like good little monsters. I don’t know why I didn’t put them through boot camp sooner… :)
Next is the December 7th accident. We got the estimate on the Pacifica, and it is around $4,600! I didn’t think it was that bad, but I guess it is. Luckily, my insurance is good and they’ve already sent the check for repairs and we’ll take it to the shop Monday. They’ve also already cut a check for new car seats — again! — and will arrange for a rental. Too bad it’s going to take a good 2 weeks for the vehicle to be repaired, and I wonder if Christmas is going to slow it down even more? I hope not! Continue reading »
Today, the insurance company for the lady who hit me on October 22nd called and tried to tell me that they feel I was equally at fault for the accident because I could had been “more attentive” and “traveling at a safer speed.” I laughed out loud when he told me that. He even went on to ASK me what the speed limit was and how fast I was going. How can you determine my speed was unsafe if you don’t even know what my speed was?! Ridiculous!!
After a good argument with the insurance agent, he said he would have to review the case with his manager and would call me back by the end of the day. And, of course, he did not call me back. So I just finished up a nice little fax for him with all of the reimbursements they owe me as of right now (which is $1,199.40) and kindly let them know I will gladly get a lawyer and also go for lost time and wages if they can’t confirm these reimbursements and give me a date of check issue right away. Continue reading »