Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Growing Pains

Life has been hectic for the boys and I lately. We are eyeballs-deep in four month sleep regression with Julian (don't let anyone tell you it isn't real - it is so painfully, desperately so!), so sleep is a bit of a hot mess for Gary and I. On top of that (or perhaps, a contributing factor?), Jude is already rolling from back to front and once he successfully gets his arm out from under him, belly flops his little body in a decently size perimeter around himself. 

Doesn't he realize how much he hurts my feelings by growing and developing this quickly?!It's made being in his play yard a bit more hairy also, but he's yet to Houdini his way out of his bouncy. Did I mention he's only 4 months old? 

Daniel starts speech therapy this week, every week, for an unforeseen amount of time. He's made leaps and bounds lately in his vocabulary; ABCs are a cinch, he can count to 13 (random, I know) and backwards from 10, can recognize the letters and numbers he sees, name about 8 colors (especially red for Lightening McQueen, and blue for Thomas the Train), along with adamantly telling us what he doesn't want. 

But he is still not where he needs to be, not even close; the therapist at his speech evaluation also suggested behavior deficits that along with his speech delay, may suggest he falls somewhere on the Autism Spectrum. We have a consultation with a neurologist coming up very soon and are in the process of getting him into the school district for more therapies. Without delving too much into this difficult aspect of his life, especially since we don't have even a formal diagnosis, I will stop here and just give an update at a later time.

Our boys are growing so much every single day. Nothing in life is pain free but here we are, thriving together as a family. That's all we can ask for. 

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