He’s my blessing in blue! He’ll be 3 on the 30th of April, 🙂 Autism Awareness Month! He’s my only son of 5 children and he was recently diagnosed with mild autism. He’s still little, but I still had no awareness as he was growing. I just thought that he had an anger problem or that he was mean.
One of my siblings asked me if I ever considered asking his doctor about autism, and I didn’t hesitate to. When the neurologist diagnosed him I kind of got the feeling that he expected a different reaction. I was like OK. If they told me he had a small cold and it would go away on its own. And to be honest, my first thoughts were, God knew I could. The Lord knew.
Before I had any children, I said to my sister, that if I ever had a baby with any kind of disability that I wouldn’t know what to do or if I could even deal with it. The Lord was listening while I questioned myself. #Blessed. As mean as this might sound, after 3 girls, I wasn’t trying to put in 9 months for a “maybe” to be a boy! But I prayed so much for my son those first weeks of pregnancy with him. The Lord was listening when I said he would be so special!!! #Blessed! And sure enough, he is special.
He’s the only boy and all the girls love him! They have so much acceptance for him. Here are some things we go through as a family with my blessing in blue. My son hasn’t stopped getting up through the night since he was born! But we’ve learned to cope with him and accept that he’s not just being fussy.
When he’s thirsty, he might try saying “mas”, which means more in Spanish. Sometimes he will throw the cup at you, or anyone who’s around to serve him. We’ve accepted that he isn’t rude, he just can’t ask with words the way he wants to. I have 5 kids and you better believe there’s sometimes a need to yell, but yelling upsets my son, even if it’s just “Aeli!!”, which means come here. If things are loud, he starts crying. So, we’ve accepted that and try not to be loud and holler.
When he watches TV, and if for any reason, the TV turns off or someone changes it, he has a melt down. So they pretty much watch what he’s watching. They don’t complain too much on that end, as he still has good taste in television. 🙂
He’s potty training, but he’s been running around with no diaper for a while now and we have accepted that too. He still doesn’t like wearing shirts. :/ There’s so much more I’d love to share and I don’t know what else will come our way , but we’re ready for it. If it’s for him, we accept ♡.