Last night I was inspired by another blog, and put a baby Einstein video on for Jude. I decided to play the video on my lap top, and position it close to Jude, because we are still unsure of his vision. Jude seemed to immediately take to the video, and was interested in what was going on.
I watched him for a few moments, and then I asked Emily and Mike to keep an eye on him while I took a bath. When I came back from my bath, it seemed everyone was interested in the video.
Jude's favorite part was the two monkey's squealing to each other. It seems Jude really likes high pitch noises, and thinks they are very funny. It was wonderful to see Mike, Em, and Jude so involved in a joint activity. (See Emily's smile boxes in the background? She put together 12 more last night).
I am interested in getting Jude back into his Gymboree music classes. I think the bright colors, music, and social interaction would be good for him now that his seizures are controlled. For awhile the stimulation seemed to provoke his seizures, and we took him out. His therapy at home is going well, but I do think he needs a little bit more stimulation.
My cousin is in town so we are going to see her tonight. I think Jude will enjoy being around the kids, and I may even take him swimming for the first time.
If you get a chance please check out Emily's interview with her school district. Just go to this link: http://www.nisdtx.org/120710426161837123/lib/120710426161837123/Video/index.html
and to the right click on Emily's Smile Boxes.