SLP Mommy of Apraxia/Dyspraxia/Dyslexia
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
I think we as mothers need to give ourselves more grace. We need to allow and accept our humanity. We need not feel guilty and just know that EVERY stage of motherhood is hard, but also wonderful at the same time. Every stage, every season, has this push-pull of enjoying it and feeling happiness you have never known, and yet surviving it all at once.
Parents of children with special needs have to be the CEO, and there is LOT to manage.
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?
Does your child struggle with impulse control? Do they run out or touch things they know they shouldn’t but seem unable to help themselves despite consequences? Do they struggle to get dressed? Does it take you 30 minutes longer to get out the door in the morning than you think it should? Do they frequently lose things like important papers from teachers? Is their desk, backpack, and folders completely disorganized and