Ashlynn had oral surgery today to fix a ridiculously thick upper labial frenulum that was impacting her front teeth. I have anxiety. That’s no secret. I was pretty nervous. I had like every prayer warrior I could think of praying for her. It’s not that serious of a surgery in the grand scheme of things; but she was going to have to take a valium the night before, and then
Mr. B, here is your beautiful baby girl. My dad would say this to me EVERY birthday. I’m not exaggerating. I was born 10 year after my sister, and it wasn’t customary to hand the baby to the father so early; so when my parents had me and my dad held me for the first time, this phrase was forever burned into his mind. My due date was October 16th.
About a year ago I switched insurance from my husband’s to mine, in order to leave no stone left unturned. I know that kids with apraxia can have some sort of positive indicator on a brain MRI, or genetic marker. I had yet to do any of that testing, and so I decided this was the year to do it. My husband questioned why. Is there a reason to know?
One day I was perusing The Mighty to see if any new apraxia articles had been posted, and I ran across an article by Kelsey Belk, a graduate student studying to be an SLP. I was so inspired by her article I just had to reach out and thank her. I found her on facebook and saw that she was currently attending the University of Northern Colorado! I live in
I often think about what would have happened had it been me who had apraxia, dyspraxia, SPD, dysarthria, and a learning disability when I was young. It’s pointless I know, but I was/am a perfectionist. That’s not a good thing. I learned early I was really good at spelling, reading and writing, but math I had to work for. I won a math award in 3rd grade and I looked
There is not one day that goes by I don’t think of Ashlynn’s disability (ies). As a basis of comparison, I have my four year old son. He has some concerning behavior issues, and I do think (worry) about them often; however, I do not think of it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Apraxia and dyspraxia make that impossible. There is always something else to worry about. Something else in which I