Hoping everyone had a fabulous Mother’s Day! Here’s my perfect ending to Mother’s Day this year….snuggling with my babies.
So….last Monday I surprised my lil guy with an advanced screening date to see #IronMan3. (far left pic). By Wednesday evening, he had collided with a bookshelf. My lil guy was screaming in pain after he tripped and fell face first into a wooden bookshelf. We iced his mouth and gums and finally he calmed down for bed. The next morning he looked like one of the “who’s” from Whoville (think of the Grinch).
As all kids do, our boys are growing like weeds. While looking for spring and summer outfits for them, I came across Joules. I was really impressed with the selection of products they had not only for the kids, but the Men’s and Women’s lines too.
I spotted this adorable jersey dress that I thought would be perfect July 4th. I also liked these swim trunks for hubby.
While those were tempting, I was on a mission to find new outfits for the boys when I spotted these nautical themed swim trunks and hooded sweatshirt.
Last year I spoke about taking our son to a neurologist for his tics. If you want to catch up on that story first, head over here. Once we confirmed he had a tic disorder, which I was sure of for a good year, we continued on as “normal”. We did not bring the tics to our son’s attention, and we also chose not to medicate him because we feel he’s too young, and there is no cure for the disorder anyway.
When he was diagnosed it was because of my persistence, not because he had noticed. Fast forward almost a full year, and he has begun to “notice” his tics. His blinking, eyebrow raises, and clenched jaw tics have become more intense and noticeable to myself and Nate. And now our lil guy has started making comments like, “I can’t stop my eyes” or “I can’t stop blinking”. He will even hold his eyes to try to stop them from tic-ing. We simply tell him to relax and sometimes massage his temples to help in the relaxation process.
It is so frustrating to watch my young son go through this. As I mentioned in my other post, I grew up with a brother with Tourette Syndrome and watched all the issues my brother faced as a young child growing up. And now to see my own son go through the same thing is heartbreaking. I wish it were me! I wish I could take this away! Why did I have to be a carrier and pass this onto him?!
How fast 5 years has flown by! I can’t believe my baby turns 5 today! What a blessing you have been. I can remember the day you were born, like it was yesterday….holding my first baby in my arms. Our lives were forever changed that day, for the better. Thank you for being the best big brother ever! Thank you for being so sweet, caring, funny, loving, and incredibly smart! I don’t know how we got so lucky. We truly could not ask for anything better. We love you always and forever lil man!