Monday, January 19, 2015

From The Beginning

Most doctors, counsellors and whomever else we've spoken to along the way all want me to start at the beginning so it just makes sense I will start there but I will skip ahead and leave out the non-essential stuff.

Lucas was born in Oct 2009 about 9 days late after a healthy pregnancy.  His entrance was a little rough by all birthing standards but he was here and that was all that mattered.  He was a super, laid-back easy baby.  Slept great, ate well and gained weight super quick!

He loved to jump!  Boy did he love to jump so before he could even walk he broke the cover on his crib mattress from all the jumping.  I didn't think much of it, just order more covers and keep an extra on hand.

When he was about 18 months or so (hard to pinpoint looking back) he started flapping his hands like he was really excited or something.  Never thought much about that either but it changed into stiffening his arms. squeezing stuff, holding his breath and jumping on the spot.  This stuff still didn't seem to far off from other 2 and 3 year olds.  Sure it looked different but it didn't interfere with other aspects of his daily life so I still didn't think much of it.

Potty training was hard.  Somehow we got him day trained and into a preschool by 3.5 years old.  Actually potty training was pure hell and I think I've blocked most of that out!  To this day he's on a schedule for #2's.  Anyway, I can't remember how many months went by before the preschool teacher asked us if he had been assessed for his "strange movements" and we said no then I made an appointment with a paediatrician shortly after.

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