Just wanted to post a quick update on Jake. He has been moved back to the special education class (my choice) because he wasn't handling the typical classroom well. He spent his days off by himself, usually running his hands through the sand in the sand table. Everyday when I'd pick him up, he'd be waiting at the door, looking out the window for me. Each afternoon at home, he was easily agitated and had more frequent meltdowns. So, we moved him back to his old classroom a couple of weeks ago and he is much happier. He has one-on-one time with the teacher and often interacts with the other students. It's a much smaller class and he doesn't get overwhelmed the way he did in the typical classroom. While I hate to take a step back, I am relieved to see him so much happier.
He has been quite a chatterbox these last few days. I've heard several new sentences. Last night while I was talking on the telephone with a friend, he walked right up to me and said, "Mommy, can you get off the phone?" My favorite one came this morning when he said, "I love cuddling with Mommy the best in the whole world."
There have been several more, but I think you get the idea. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. I've worked so hard to get him talking, every new sentence seems like a miracle. I wonder if there will come a day when an original phrase from Jake is no big deal?