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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD

2.5 years old

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G,

Oh sweet boy. You’re two and a half… I don’t think there is any further explanation other than that. You are everything a toddler should be; happy, sad, angry, bossy, affectionate, and into everything. You have an attitude unlike anything I have ever experienced before and are so strong willed that there are some days where I don’t feel like I am enough to be your mom. Then there are the moments where you need me and I melt. When you want to hold my hand. When you insist that you give me a hug AND a kiss before bed each night. When you tell me you love me. I live my life for those moments.

We have been through so much in the last six months. Your life has been turned upside down but you are handling it quite well. The move from South Carolina to Georgia has been hard… you got a new house, a new school, new teachers, and new friends. The transition hasn’t been easy but we are finally at a place where you almost never cry when being dropped off at school in the morning. You are always so happy to see me when I pick you up. The second your eyes find me, you scream “mommy!!!” and run to me with your arms wide open for a hug. The teachers love you and say you are very well behaved which makes me so proud.

You’ve started putting together more words and say things like: “no, my turn now”, “this one too?”, and “love you mommy.” However, your annunciation is still lacking so your new pediatrician and I agree that you may qualify for speech therapy. I have gone through all the paperwork and you have your evaluation in a few weeks. I am hoping you qualify in order alleviate some of the frustration I see when you can’t properly tell me what you want. Also, to assist other people in understanding you as the majority of the time I am the only one who can interpret your adorable little voice.

You still have zero interest in potty training. You love sitting on the potty but refuse to tell us when you actually need to go. Even in the middle of “the act” we will ask you if you need to go and you will tell us no. Silly boy. I think in the next couple of weeks we are going to try to see what we can do to help push you in the right direction.

I am at a constant battle within myself on wanting you to stay my small baby and trying to push you to do all the “big boy” things. I never know when will be the last time of something so I try and savor it all.

You are growing into such an amazing boy. I love you more than I can possibly express and I am so looking forward to what is in store for our future.

I love you,

Mommy

One thought on “2.5 years old

  1. Treasured moments written. This makes me smile and think of my own.

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