Elizabeth | 31 Months

This is an update on our sweet daughter, Elizabeth. She is more than likely autistic (we’re going through the evaluation process currently) and has sensory issues and rigidity, but is otherwise healthy and happy. She jumps a lot. She jumps when she is excited, when she's happy, when something is funny, when she's mad, when … Continue reading Elizabeth | 31 Months

Back to School and Goofy Girls

With Stephen back to work this week, I found it felt more normal to do lessons with the boys. I’m not saying it was easy but it felt normal. Isabella’s almost one! She is a little character, crawling everywhere but now also walking a fair amount. She loves a few specific toys and one of … Continue reading Back to School and Goofy Girls

Pediatric Psychology Appointment & Back to Work

Monday morning, we went to Elizabeth's first appointment with a pediatric psychologist. I was so happy with who we chose, she was fantastic. Her office was full of toys and Elizabeth was happy as the doctor and I talked. She observed her some of the time as well. There were loads and loads of questions … Continue reading Pediatric Psychology Appointment & Back to Work

Elizabeth’s Story | Birth to 2½

Elizabeth was born on her due date. My labor was quick and everything was advancing but her size and position ended up sticking us in the operating room with me having my first c-section. She was healthy and beautiful. With the exception of a few rocky first days of breastfeeding, everything was perfect. When she … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Story | Birth to 2½

Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

Elizabeth has been repeating phrases from shows and videos for awhile now. This is called delayed echolalia, and it means the repetition of phrases after a period of time no matter how short or long that period is. She uses some phrases in correct context, such as "Uh-bye, see ooh layer!" when she wants the … Continue reading Immediate & Delayed Echolalia + Following a One Step Direction

A Job Interview, Learning to Walk, and the Photo that Made Me Cry

Maggie went and applied at a clothing store yesterday morning, and in the afternoon she was asked for an interview on Monday! I'm so excited for her, this job would be perfect! Eek!! As I've mentioned before, Elizabeth has some intense issues with her little sister. No aggression or hostility, but tons of fear and … Continue reading A Job Interview, Learning to Walk, and the Photo that Made Me Cry

Pink Pants & Getting a Pediatric Psychologist Appointment

Most days, Elizabeth has been handling getting changed in the morning but our evening routine has taken a turn for the worse. She always wears a white cotton t-shirt along with sweatpants or knit pants to bed. Up until recently, she had been okay with a variety of color when it came to the pants … Continue reading Pink Pants & Getting a Pediatric Psychologist Appointment