Friday, September 21, 2012

Introducing Hugs & Kisses:

I figured it would be appropriate to begin with an introduction to my boys.

I have two toddlers: 

Meet O.  
He's three years old.  O has PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Delays - Not Otherwise Specified).  I first noticed he was behind in his milestones around his first birthday and we subsequently had him evaluated for the first time at eighteen months.  From 18 months to his 3rd birthday, just a month ago, O had a therapist come to the house once a week to work with him on communication and social skills.  Now that he is three, O goes to "school" five days a week: two days on the school bus (which is a HUGE deal) to ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education through our county) and three mornings a week to facility that specializes in special needs children.  But he isn't just his delays: O is funny, quirky, chatty (he has his own language!), cuddly and incredibly bright.  He has challenging moments every day, but it's the sweet, charming moments that also come every daythat remind me how lucky I am to have him.

This is X.

He's 16 months old.  And he's hilarious - he certainly knows how to command attention to himself!  He's a tad behind on his speech, but otherwise he's "up-to-date" on his milestones.  He's cuddly, very loving, inquisitive, an avid climber, and definitely a mama's boy. He is also the most smiley child you'll ever meet - his smile lights up any room he's in...and he knows it!  

Together, they are my hugs & kisses.

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