It’s been a long time since I’ve written here. A whole lot has happened since my last post.
Here’s a bit about what we’ve been up too 🙂
First thing, Champion turned four years old! This means he has doubled the length his life was predicted by doctors to be, and I know he has many more years of birthdays to celebrate.
In addition to reaching four years of age he has also accomplished another huge milestone. He is now officially a nose picker and I could not be more proud of him!
The amount of effort and coordination it takes for him to break muscle tone at his elbow, isolate his pointer finger, bring his hand to his nose, accurately find his nostril, insert his finger and keep it there is something I didn’t think we’d ever have to deal with with him.
Celebrating the little things definitely keeps me from being sad about some of the bigger things. And of course prayer helps with that too 🙂
In addition to turning four and becoming a nose picker, Champion officially became a preschooler. A preschooler in a general ed class to be exact!
Having him in school has been an amazing experience. We’ve seen jumps in his development since starting and we are really happy with the services he’s receiving.
We are also thrilled with the staff who are working with him. He qualified for a one on one aid and I feel so comfortable dropping him off knowing that she’s there with him helping him along throughout the day. School has been a really good experience (except the whole germs and lots of colds part of it.)
It’s really been quite busy these past several months since I last sat down to write here. It’s actually been about nine months I think since my last post. Wow a lot can happen in nine months. I mean nine months is the amount of time it takes to grow and birth a baby.
Oh wait, that’s the other thing that happened while this blog has been quiet! In addition to turning four, learning to pick his nose, and starting school, Champion became a big brother! That’s right, we had a baby!
This past April we excitedly welcomed a baby girl into our family! She came suddenly, very suddenly, a few weeks early and landed in the NICU. She is now home and doing wonderfully. It has been an amazing experience to watch Champion fall in love with his little sister. He is such a good big brother and we are excited to watch their relationship grow and develop as the years go on.
Whew, these past few months have definitely given us lots to be grateful for. I’ve really missed writing here in the midst of all our changes. It feels good to be back.
I look forward to continuing to share more regularly about our journey as we raise our miracle in the making son and now his adorable sister (with her own miracle story!) as well 🙂
Thanks for reading! See you soon 🙂