Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If the Cardinals Can Make it to the Super Bowl...

I can Update our blog!!!!

I know, it's been forever since my last post! The twins are now 3 months old! It just got to the point where so many things were happening that something had to give and that was of course this blog. Instead of trying to cram everything we've done since Halloween into this post, I'll just include a slide show of our pics that you can peruse at your own risk - there will be a lot of them!

I just sent an email to a dear friend from Toronto, and realized that most of that email could be a blog post, so Wendy, if you're reading this, I wrote that email for you and then copied and pasted it for the blog. A few people have wondered if my neglectfulness towards this blog was due to a pregnancy... Unfortunately, we are not pregnant. We've been "trying" for a year now... but you know how the saying goes: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." I'll probably need to go to a fertility specialist soon; I've been putting it off, hoping that "this is the month" we'll get pregnant (every month I think I'm pregnant :))


So, if I'm not pregnant then why have I fallen off the face of the earth? Well...

In early December, Colton was diagnosed with a "Sensory Processing Disorder." I'm not sure how to explain this... I've read so much these past few months that everything is starting to blend together into mush, but here's a basic definition: "a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five classic senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception)...

Sensory information is sensed normally, but perceived abnormally." It's not like being blind or deaf, Colton can still see and hear it's just that his brain processes it in an "unusual way that may" and does "cause him distress and/or confusion."

When we first got the "diagnosis" (it's unofficial, by the way, we need to get him into a developmental pediatrician for the official "word") I just cried all the way home. Partly out of relief that we were finally starting to get answers but also sadness because I knew this wasn't just some passing thing, or just the "terrible two's" :). Each week we have 3 different therapies that we attend. The first is Speech Therapy - which is going REALLY well. He's finally starting to put 3 and 4 words together now! We're so excited. Also, just last week, he said his prayers for the first time - made my heart melt! The second therapy is "developmental." A lady comes to our home and works with Colton on speech and developmental things. He doesn't do very well with this one since it's in our home. I think I'm going to talk to her about doing it at her office since he seems to do better when he's out of his "element." The third therapy is Occupational Therapy - we just started this one but he's doing well with it, so far. They do a lot of different "instructive-play" activities with him in all three of the therapies so I'm learning at the same time how to help him too! Everyday we do different activities at home like the "brushing technique" and "heavy work."

So, with all of that, it's just felt crazy around here. I even had to quit working at night so that I could have some "down time." Seth was also in Mexico from Jan 1 - Jan 25 for school. Colton and I stayed at my mom's during that time and we both got sick (luckily at different times). Today Colton woke up with a fever (3rd one in the last month) so I took him into see the doctor and we found out he had strep throat - YUCK! So, we're just at home trying to chill out and hopefully recover quickly!

I've been wondering these last few months if this might be the "reason" we aren't getting pregnant yet - who knows for sure - all in the Lord's time. He knows how much I can handle :)

Well, I hope with this long-awaited post out of the way, I can return to my "normal blogging" routine and read some of yours as well (I haven't looked at a blog since before Christmas!)


11 comments:

Erin Wittwer said...

Wow! Well, I am glad that you are finally getting some answers. Now, you can attack the problem instead of wondering what the problem is! Good luck with Colton and good luck with baby #2. It's really hard to get pregnant when seth is in Mexico for a month!

The Driggs said...

Becky, I'm sorry that you have had so much to deal with. It's grateful to get some answers (with Claire we learned that the unknown was one of the hardest parts to deal with). You must be so busy with all those therapy sessions. I think you are a wise mother to know how to help him (like to try the developmental session outside of your home). Yes, Heavenly Father knows all, and He knows all that you can handle. With all Colton is going through, that would make sense that you're not pregnant. You are in our prayers!

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

Okay - I guess you have a good excuse for being absent from your blog the last few months! I hope things continue to go well for Colton and he continues to like all his therapies. Lauren loved going to speech.
And yes - I am here for another couple of weeks. I've gotten an email from Micah and I think we are planning on a park day on Feb. 11th (Wed.) at 10:30 at Gene Autry Park (I hear it is on McKellips). I'll email you later but see if that works for you! Can't wait to see you and Colton.

Chesney said...

I am glad you didn't fall off the face of the earth. You are in my prayers for baby number #2. Welcome back!

Quarkybean said...

I liked Erin's comment about getting pregnant with Seth in Mexico...tis true Becky... ;)
You know...having 4 weeks left in my pregnancy and having a 2 1/2 year old to deal with is totally insane. So...don't feel too bad. When you do get pregnant it will be great. The Lord knows what you need. So in the meantime...stop worrying about it! I know..easier said than done. Remember what happened to Wendy.
Love you Becky!! You are doing a great job with Colton! The Lord gave him to you because he knew you would be the best mom for him!

Darci said...

Hey man! I was so excited to hear from you...thanks for looking me up! I love to blog, my new hobby! Still learning how to do it, rely on my sis Kimberly for that! I will spend some time looking at your blog when I am finished cleaning my apartment...first things first, right? Love to you and yours...see you on the blog!

TIFFANY & CO. said...

Hey! I've probably or maybe told you before that Marina had to do a lot of therapy. It ended up being such a blessing. Good luck with that. And if you ever want to vent about pregnancy stuff, I'm here for ya! It's SO hard!!

Wendy said...

Hey Becky, now that my hands are empty I can actually post a bit of a reply! I'm glad that you're getting some answers for Colton - I'm sorry it's been so frustrating. I'm sorry about not being pregnant either - but hey maybe once things settle down with Colton it will be time!

james n mary said...

hee hee, you're NOT dead! ok i'm totally joking - you knew that right?!

and ok, i went to buy a pee-stick test earlier this week because i felt all weird and stuff and just had to know. hahaha!

glad to see a little update. woohoo!

The Nunes' said...

There is NO doubt that you two are the BEST parents for Colton! We love you guys and miss you... come visit soon!

Amy & Greg said...

There is a sister in my new ward who also has a son with this same diagnosis. If you would ever like to chat with her just let me know and I'll put you in touch with each other. I am glad that answers are beginning to come.