Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A lot can change in a week!
So, the day after New Year's Day, I came into work to be called in right away to one of my supervisor's office. She told me I will sit with one of my co-workers, and she will train me on some things. This was with no heads up or warning that it would be so quick, but suddenly I was training for a whole new job. I currently handle the insurance for our residential properties, but at some point I will become a Property Administrator which means I will be the assistant to whichever building agent I am assigned to, and will have to handle all aspects of the residential buildings that he or she manages. EVERYTHING - tenant repairs and complaints, HPD violations, Section 8 inspections, lead paint abatement, painting, exterminations, sending memos to tenants, etc. Plus, the company's ultimate goal is to consolidate everything to do with the buildings to the property admin's responsibility, including billing and leasing questions. We own hundreds of commercial and residential buildings, so I will have a large portfolio to be responsible for. We had a big meeting before Christmas with our entire office, where the V.P. explained they were looking for the best people for the restructured positions, and they would be choosing certain people to interview for the spots. I was interviewed, and my supervisor (who I've only been working under for 8 months) said I was her top choice, and she feels this will give me a chance to shine. She said that she made sure the President of our (billion dollar) company heard about me, and he now knows my name! Geez, I feel a lot of pressure to do a great job, and I hope I can rise up to the occasion. This is going to be a stressful transition, but I am ready for the change! I am both nervous AND excited! This will great experience for me to add to my resume for the future.
Thankfully, we are all feeling much better at home, and back to normal. Dylan has been saying more words every day, and his speech therapist was impressed when she met with him last night because she hasn't seen him in two weeks. She started two step commands for the first time last night, and he mastered 9 out of 10 right away. For example, she placed items in front of him and would say, "Pick up the cup and give the baby a drink", "Take the spoon and stir the juice", "Pick up the brush, and brush the dog's hair".
His ABA therapist left a note that she was cracking up because he kept saying "cool!" at appropriate moments while they were playing with her iPad. He started saying that since Christmas because I would say, "Woah, cool!" while he would open his gifts, so he started saying it too. It is so adorable! The other night, he said "cool!" when I gave him some warm milk. That is my favorite word he has ever learned, besides Mommy of course!
This month, I need to start working on the preschool process. Next month, he has his first appointment with a developmental pediatrician, we will have two appointments before they give us an evaluation. I am very eager to see what this dev. pediatrician will say about Dylan since he has changed so much since his first evaluations in the summer, and this doctor will be unbiased because they don't want to see his previous reports. I would like to know what types of therapy are recommended for Dylan in the future in addition to what he already has, and if RDI would be good for him as well.
I just got a call from JC that he had a great time in school today, and during circle time he was singing along to Old Macdonald AND teaching the other kids what the animals are!! He would point to each animal and say "cow, pig, horse", etc.!