Autism Evaluation

We got to the psychologist’s office about fifteen minutes early on Thursday afternoon. Elizabeth was happy because I’d told her she was going to get to play with toys. The waiting room was a challenge because she was not interested in sitting down or waiting for Dr. C but at least she didn’t get hysterical. … Continue reading Autism Evaluation

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