Supplements given: 1 tsp of California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil (First Cold Press) 1/8 tsp of Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Lemon Flavor and 1 tsp a day of NOW Foods Inulin Prebiotic
February 28, 2018 – Vincent has words!!!! Sure they’re the words he lost before starting the protocol but that’s ok with us. He is becoming more vocal and speaking with purpose. A couple of months ago he spoke BABA, BOBO, MAMA, MUM and the occasional DADA (stopped around October 2017) but only Mama and Mum was with purpose, directed towards me all the time. He woke up this morning saying BABA while pointing to his bottle. I cried full-blown tears! Could this be a just a one-time occurrence? I truly hope not.
March 1, 2018 – Thankfully the whining has officially come to an end since he hasn’t done it in the past few days. He is communicating beautifully. As soon as I walked through the door from work, he looked at me with perfect eye contact and said “Mum” and then lifted his arms for me to pick him up. I was floored. I’m loving this new side of Vincent and really feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter with every passing day.
March 2, 2018 – Vincent is starting to realize that his words mean something and get him exactly what he wants. I guess he was hungry and didn’t say anything to anyone or maybe everyone was wrapped up in their own world because this little boy did something he’s never done before. He went into the kitchen, opened the step stool, pushed it up against the cabinet and climbed up so he can reach his bottle. Once he got his bottle he walked over to the couch and laid down to drink it. Can someone say independent!?!?
March 3, 2018 – Vincent is becoming more exploratory with his foods. Today he ate 3 mini Oreos and loved it. He vocalized his wants regarding his bottle and bobo as well as when he wanted me. He is still receiving his supplements in one bottle in the morning and his bowel movements have been more frequent but I feel like that is normal since he is eating more.
March 4, 2018 – Today was amazing! Vincent played all day with his cousins and loved every second of it. A couple of months ago he would’ve just played by himself but now he is in the middle of the chaos. He’s loving his trampoline, playing with all of his toys and running around with the kids. Who could ask for anything more. This little boy played from 9am to around 8pm with just a 90 minute nap around noon. No meltdowns or temper tantrums because of the noise either.
March 5, 2018 – Well someone was absolutely exhausted from all the fun he had yesterday. We dressed him and brought him downstairs but he gave us such a hard time to wake up. Eventually he woke up, had breakfast and went through all is sessions just fine. Mondays are always my longest work day so I was thrilled to see him still awake when I came home at 7:30pm. I love my quality time with him! Vincent was playing with his sister on the floor and got up to walk over to me. This sweet little boy probably sensed I needed a hug because he gave me the best hug ever and then removed his bobo to give me a kiss. Yes! the perfect ending to a long day.
March 6, 2018 – Vincent is doing amazing in his ABA sessions and truly loves sitting with his therapists to do his programs. Throughout the day we give him small programs to help reinforce what he did earlier in the day. “Wave bye-bye”, “Touch head”, ‘Blow kiss”… he can do them all but sometimes gets a little confused when he wants something we happen to be holding. He ends up doing everything all at once just to get the Apple iPad, cell phone or Samsung tablet. He had OT later in the afternoon making this one of his longer days but he got through it like a champ.
Summary: Vincent amazes me every day with his ability to problem solve and adapt to his surroundings. He will find a solution to whatever problem is in front of him as long as it serves his purpose of climbing and making a mess. Typical two year old behavior if you ask me. He has managed to spill countless drinks on purpose even if we tell him not to and then runs away laughing. I love that he understands but I’m so tired of picking up the garbage can a bunch of times or having to shampoo the living room rug twice in the same week. He is continuing to be vocal about his wants and needs. He even gets louder with his words if his needs are being ignored, like when he wants his bobo during a therapy session. We’re trying to ween him off the bobo so the therapist removes it during his lessons. He’s become more exploratory with Netflix and now has 3 new cartoons he absolutely loves, Thomas The Train, Spirit and Octonauts.