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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My thoughts...

I have so many thoughts that run through my head regarding Luke. It is so hard for me to swallow this PDD-NOS pill. Why??? I see his twin sister that has no struggles. She can answer the WH questions without any thought. She can have social conversations without problems. She can sit still and listen easily. Why can't Luke? I so wish they were identical on that part...who wants to see their baby struggle. Not me! I hate that he has to work so hard to be a "typical" 4 year old. I am so grateful for all the things that he is good at. He gets excited to see me and cries when I leave. He gives the best hugs and kisses. His cuddles are the BEST. He says the ABC's with such character. Loves counting with team Umi Zoomie on Nick JR. Enjoys singing twinkle twinkle little star for whoever will listen. Never meets a stranger. Always makes sure his sister has and gets the same thing he has. 

Last Wednesday we received some very AWESOME news...Luke got into the school we so disparately wanted. Yes, it won't start until August, but we are so excited!!  Molly will also join him in the same classroom. There are therapists at the school, plus you can have outside therapists come in. This will be a 45 minute daily (8:30 to 4) commute to and from for Todd and the grandparents. Unfortunately I won't be able to help. I work the opposite direction. Thank GOD we have family to help us! 

I want to apologize for not getting back into my blog reading yet. Todd and I just took a week vacation by ourselves to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. Which really is in March, but didn't want to be with the spring breakers. :) I promise to commit as soon as I get settled back in. xoxo 

Monday, February 20, 2012

I am back...

Oh how I have missed my bloggy friends!! I am so sorry to keep you hanging for so long!! So much as taken place since my last post. I am sure I have missed so much your way too! My kids had a great Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and most recently 4th Birthday!! 

First I want to explain my unexplained break...

Hubby and I noticed for a while Luke falling further and further behind Molly with speech. At first we blamed prematurity and thought he would catch up, but it became pretty obvious we needed help. Not only were we struggling with his communication skills, but his attention span and hyperactivity was apparent. We made an appointment with a specialist for guidance. He pointed us to a great therapy place, plus sent Luke to be evaluated for Autism. Luke started speech therapy 3 times a week back in October and OT therapy once a week this month. He had his Autism evaluation middle October. First let me say this...it totally was not what I expected. After 2 hours she completed her text book evaluation and told us it would take her 3 hours to "grade" the results. She then called my husband to say the results were inconclusive and she felt Luke needed retested in 9 months. Here is the shocker...2 1/2 months later we got a copy of the evaluation and to our surprise Luke was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. Which is on the Autism spectrum. Todd and I have come to terms it...don't get me wrong, I have my days that I am pissed, sad and in disbelief. He has made HUGE strides with therapy. He now tells us what he wants & how he feels. We still can not sit down and have a conversation with him, but I am hoping that will come in the near future. I plan on sharing so much more, but need to ease back into blogging! 

I can't wait to get caught up with each of you! Have a great week!      

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Taking a break!

Hi all my bloggy friends!! Just wanted to share that I am taking a break from blogland. There are some things that need my undivided attention right now. I know I have been absent a lot here lately, but I still tried to keep up with my blog reading. Until next time...take care!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday



Life is really hectic right now, but we still take the time for silly play!! Love these 2!

Hoping to get a post up soon about our little trip this past weekend!! So much fun!! Happy midweek everyone!! Take care!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thomas came to town!!

Look who came to town!! I had to take my baby boy to see!! He was wide eyed with a smile plaster on his face the entire time!! So much fun!!



Waiting for the All Aboard!!


This boy was in Thomas heaven!!


Wish I could say he was watching the beautiful scenery pass by, but let's just say M & L got to see their first gang graffiti!


Can we all say proud?!?! Yes, she was very proud of this certificate and train ticket!




This picture says it all...My baby boy had the time of his life!! He loves him some Thomas the tank engine!!


I know I have been absent from my bloggy world here lately, but hopefully my world will even out soon!!