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Abby's OT Evaluation

Todays was Abby's OT eval at preschool. I knew ahead of time that they wanted to *try* to get her to go on the room without me for part of the eval. I thought this was laughable (she is a little attached at the hip) but I thought it worth a shot. I dropped off Grace at my Mom's and told Abby if she was a good girl she could have some chocolate later. We met Caroline, the very sweet OT, in the hall and Abby warmed up to her quickly. She took one of her hands and I took the other and we walked to the OT playroom. There was a chair in the hall for me and I took the hint without saying anything, not wanting to draw attention to it. To my complete and utter shock she walked right into the room WITHOUT me without even looking back or saying goodbye. I could have cried. Partially because my baby is growing up and partly because how is she already old enough to be okay without me.

After 30 minutes they came out and I was so proud. The OT said she did awesome and only asked for me a few times. The OT commented several times on how bright, articulate and mature she is. Of course, I loved hearing this. Her OT "issues' were obvious to the OT right away and she told me, somewhat in confidence, that Abby would very likely be qualified for the program. This is a huge sense of relief. At least we likely have 1 out of 2 in. :D Now we wait for Gracie's evals to begin. Hopefully it won't be a whole lot longer.

I was very surprised by how tiny and how grown up she was all at once. She is so much smaller than any of the other kids (and these are preschoolers). She looks like a baby compared to them. At the same time she looked so mature, walking in, interacting with teachers, being confident without me. I was very, very proud of her today. I guess she really isn't my baby anymore.

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