Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Special Boy Living In This "Typical" World

It's been a long time since my last post. But maybe that's a good thing. See, I haven't had the need to "vent" as much lately. My son's behavior has made a huge turn around. Of course we still have our "moods" and the occasional "off day," but for the most part he is doing phenomenal. What caused the change? Well, I'm not really sure, but I know at least some of the things that are different in his life right now. The biggest thing was a move that our family made to be near extended family. It's been amazing to see the love and support that my little guy is getting! In our new house, we have been able to give him more freedom. It is a rambler-style home and he can run to his heart's content around the main floor. We have also taken him off of all supplements (except for Melatonin, which is our life saver!) In addition to all of this, I have learned that I do not need to be running around and "entertaining" him at all times. I'm not trying to "get him used to" the mall, the aquarium, the gym, the park...etc, etc, etc... That's not to say that we don't get out of the house at all, we do, but now our outings are better suited to making him comfortable. We have a large yard where he can run (and run and run), and family just down the street who accept and encourage him at their house to play. He also enjoys the nursery at church (don't ask me why this doesn't overwhelm him, but so far he loves it!) Did I mention his speech has improved? I would say he is still 1-2 years behind his age in different aspects of communication, but he is trying so hard! I love this little boy so much and the bravery it takes for him to live in this "typical" world every day!