The Good: Cortland passed his physical therapy assessment for gross motor skills.
The Bad: The therapist noticed that he is a bit behind on fine motor skills and that his little tongue sticking out may be an indication that he's tongue-tied. She also said that his difficulty keeping food in his mouth and his lack of verbal sounds are other indications of being tongue-tied.
The Ugly: Not so ugly; Cortland will start having speech therapy and more in-depth physical therapy.
The Good: I found the book I loved so much when I was a kid. It's called The Terrible Troll-Bird. I must have checked it out of my elementary school library a hundred times. I love Amazon and their used book sale place!
The Bad: It's (a lot) more violent than I remember.
The Ugly: Regardless, we will still read the hell out of it. I love this book!
This morning I was eating my Malt-o--Meal in the living room with Cortland on his knees in front of me; wobbling a bit because he doesn't have much balance yet; his face turned up and his little mouth opening and closing like a baby bird.