I have high hopes for a coherent, well thought-out post for tomorrow, but it isn't going to happen today. Instead, you get a little bit of everything.
Yesterday K. had his cleft-team appointment. On the whole it went very well. Because he is small, the plastic surgeon wants to put off the bone graft surgery for another year. He also saw the cleft-team speech therapist. Currently he does not need speech therapy. (Hallelujah!) What's more the therapist confirmed my pet theories as regards K.'s speech development. That is, he is doing just fine if we subtract two years from his age to adjust for the two years he was in the orphanage. She was quite pleased the with progress he has been making and sees no reason to change what we are doing. Lastly, it looks as though we will need to do a sleep study on K. because of the amount of snoring that he does at night. He could have pediatric sleep apnea and not only is severe sleep apnea dangerous, if the brain does not get enough oxygen while the child is asleep, it can interfere with normal development... both physical and intellectual. And as not fun as a sleep study sounds on a four year old, I guess I have to put 'making the appointment' on my to-do list.
This afternoon is my designated time to slog through a pile of home study paperwork. Once I get that done, there are only a few more odds and ends before my part of the home study process is completed. I cannot tell you how excited I will be to have it off my plate. At this point just waiting for approvals seems as though it will be easier than what I'm doing now. Yeah, I know, go ahead and laugh. In two months I will probably be back here and whining about the wait. But the grass always does seem greener, doesn't it?
As I looked at what I posted yesterday, I realized I didn't give you the complete information about our Lenten Tree. (See, I warned you this would be random.) I only gave you the link to the list of devotions. I didn't give you the link to the pictures so you could see what I was talking about. Now you can... if you want.
Finally, don't forget to enter the giveaway if you want a chance to win a copy of The Hole in our Gospel. This link should work, unlike the one I gave you yesterday.