After posting about C’s new autism diagnosis, I stepped back from this space not knowing what to say next. I wallowed yesterday. I didn’t shower until the afternoon. I skipped my scheduled run for half marathon training. I stayed home from my weekly church growth group in favor of fuzzy socks and Chinese food takeout.
They say most people know a family who has been touched with autism. If you didn’t before, you do now. We are that family.
C was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Under the old DSM IV, he would have been classified under Asperger’s or high functioning. He is severe in areas of rigidity (fixations and needing things to be his way) and social interaction. It was suggested that a center-based intensive therapy might be best for him so that he is around peers instead of one-on-one with an adult. The Early Start Denver Model was suggested as best for him as a developmental approach. Now comes more work on my part to speak with insurance, interview clinics and find the best fit for his needs.
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Do you ever feel like things are about to change in a big way? Like something big is about to happen and life will never be quite the same again? I felt this way before my wedding day. There was a similar feeling when I went to the hospital in labor with C, and when those two lines appeared and we discovered we would have Baby Jo. Our family is on the threshold of change and it is making me anxious.
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We took Baby Jo to Carter’s for a little shopping spree. She loved it! She skipped through the store and we could barely keep up with her as she rummaged through clothing racks, picked out socks, commented excitedly about the shoes and finally settled down to play at the building blocks table. I love how excited she was to pick out clothes for Bubby (that’s her nickname for C) and herself. Carter’s has some adorable spring fashions for kids and great deals to go along with the new line (keep reading to find your coupon)!
Hubster and I had the rare opportunity to have some alone time with our daughter this week. We took her shopping and she had the best time! She wanted to try on shoes and hats, rummaged through clothing racks and skipped through stores. Baby Jo is such a fun little diva!