Always helping her when she needs it most, comforting her when she is upset or confused, guiding her to show her the way. #autismawarenessmonth
Stripped the wallpaper from the wall, spackled and sand it down. I pick up the paint tomorrow ☺️. Also, took Isla to ABA Therapy and we have a lot to work on this week! This week we are learning to match cards, more mimicking gestures and point in her First Words Book that I just ordered off Amazon. #autismawarenessmonth
I’m currently makeover her room to make it a joint room for her and Brother. Micah has been wanting this since we brought her home from the Hospital and now that she is sleeping more soundly through the night, it looks like we can finally make this happen. Study shows that when siblings roommate it gains a tribe like mentality, better sleeping and a closer bond. 🧡 #autismawarenessmonth
Still on weekend vibes✌️ I’m obsessed with our new matching swimsuits by @kortnijeane 🧡🤗
I had a mother message me regarding her child that also has autism. She stated that she didn’t want friends or even many of her family members to know that her son has autism. Her husband and she felt strongly about the child never knowing. She explained that she is trying to treat her child with super vitamins and super foods to help minimalism the autism and recommended that I do the same. I sat on that for weeks. I still think about it. For us, it’s important to embrace the spectrum and to be an advocate and supporter of not only Isla but also all other families who have a child with autism. Let’s get one thing straight, you can’t cure autism. It’s something the child is born with and it can be tough and yet beautiful! Days are really effing tough and it’s so important to know another mother - this mother- is going through the exact same challenge. I know what it’s like to cry because you are scared for your child’s future, I know what’s it’s like to put hours into therapy sessions, I know what it’s like to go through the most horrendous meltdowns in the grocery store while everyone stares and watches, I know what it’s like for your child to not be able to say “I love you” or regress in not being able to say simple words like “mama” or “dada”. I know what it’s like to not know if your child is in pain because the crying is most days. I know what it’s like to constantly call your child’s name and not get a response. I know what it’s like to try every shout and goofy gestures to try to get your child to focus on you, I know what it’s like to constantly tell your child “no” for their safety but they just don’t understand. I also know what it’s like to get the biggest squeeze and kiss, I also know what it’s like to have little pitter patter foot steps behind me just be close to me. I also know what it’s like when your child finally learns a new sign language and says “more” (please note in photo 🤗) I also know what’s it’s like to celebrate every small victory and make you truly appreciate the small things that you had never thought to appreciate before.. Isla, I am your biggest fan, advocate and supporter. Embrace your awesome and celebrate all your colors!
Even though Micah isn’t feeling well, Isla and I are so happy he is home from school today. 🧡 she has got her best playmate home all day and as you can see is taking total advantage of it. #autismawarenessmonth