Our sweet and crazy little busy family!

Our sweet and crazy little busy family!
we look normal enough right?

Friday, February 11, 2011

What is Typical?

Someone told me something the other day and it really struck me!  She said what and who really is typical?  If you really think about it, everyone has their "quirks"..Everyone has those little things that sets them apart from the rest of the world.  Some people just have more pronounced "quirks".  My son is one of those people.  So what do you do when your perfect world isnt so perfect? You can decide to wallow in it, accept it, and just go about your day to day, or you can do as i am doing , and fight it with every being in your body.  
 Jordan(bear) was born on a beautiful and sunny day in august.  Though the day was complete chaos, he couldnt have been more perfect.  He was so beautiful!  The calmest baby i have probably ever seen!  I was on cloud nine.  He developed typically for the whole first year of his life...except one thing.  He didnt talk....the only two words he said were ba and ga.  We didnt really think much of it, it was our first child.  Honestly, we were just so thrilled that we kept him alive for an entire year, that we just thought it was normal!  Ha Ha!!  The pediatrician had other plans.  She signed him up for a speech evaluation.  At the time, we were so scared!  We had no idea what that meant for his future. Looking back now, we know that it was one of the biggest blessings that we could ever receive.  
  From the time he was a year old, everyone who came into contact with jordan told us that something wasnt right.  He wasnt doing the things that he was "supposed" to.  I would love to know who came up with the paper that says they HAVE to do things by a certain age....did they have PERFECT kids?   Anyway, We were told NUMEROUS times that he was autistic.  One woman even went so far as to say that he would never be able to speak to us, that he would have to use a computer to communicate with us.  Boy was she wrong.  
  Our speech therapist is truly sent from heaven!  She has brought him SOOOO far.  He now speaks in full sentences and sometimes talks a little too much!  lol  Last January, she was getting ready to release him from his therapies, and then we started to notice that something wasnt right.....To Be Continued......
So here's the situation.  This blog was originally made as a place to release some thoughts.  I havent dont that just yet, because i was afraid it would upset some people, or maybe some people wouldnt care what i have to say.  Well, i have to have somewhere to send my frustration, and so i am going to send it in my blog posts!  In the end, maybe it will help someone find their way with their child. I have learned so very much in the past 4 years with jordan, that surely someone would love the info.  Get ready, cause its on full force.  If anyone's ever wondered what is going on with him, you will find out in the next post.

Thursday, February 10, 2011





video
So, if you know jordan, you know that he is in LOVE with monster jam!  Everyday this is all he does!  We took him saturday to see the trucks in charleston, wv, and i thought i would share! And for your enjoyment, a little video :)  I bet he said WOW 1000 times!  We are so thankful that we were able to take him.  I remember his last birthday party.  Turning the big number 4!!  It was a very bittersweet day.  At that point, we had no idea wether he would be okay.  We didnt know what kind of tumor it was and were so scared.  To have him still and be able to enjoy him we feel truly blessed.  Guess it was another one of those moments :)