Saturday, June 13, 2009

All about Andrew

Andrew is by far our most "loving" child! It comes so very natural to him!!!!

He and Ashley have a very special bond!!! All he has to do is look at her and she smiles! If he plays with her, he very easily gets her laughing!!!

Andrew has been our child with one issue after another, so talking about him makes me so very proud, and I choke up very easily!!!!

When he was still " cooking " in me, we were told he had a clef pelet. ( I don't know how to say that word ) Chris was way more worried about this than I was. When we went home, he gave me a blessing! When we returned for another ultra sound, the Dr.s were surprised that there were no physical signs of it anymore. Chris and I were not so surprised! This being said, I truly believe he has still dealt with one complication after another! He was a late talker. When he did start talking he was VERY hard to understand! He finally got diagnosed with severe speech issues! He was started in speech at 4 years old. He until recently had a lot of speech issues! This year has been a very successful year for Andrew!!! His teacher, whom I truly believe is Andrews personal Angel went way above and beyond for him. At first she said no Andrew doesn't have the typical signs of a child with ADD!!! Then as the year went on and she observed him more and more, she started to actually be concerned that he just might have it!! She worked with him one on one after school several times, before she suggested to us to have him evaluated! He indeed does have ADD!!! Which explains why the least amount of sugar makes him flying high for hours on end! We worked hard with his pediatrician who also is amazing, his teacher and us! He went from starting the year off barely being able to read, to ending the year ahead in reading!! His teachers, all of them were amazing this year!!! He has come so far, that as a parent who has seen her child struggle so much all of his life is just so full of joy for him! Chris and I are so proud of Andrew and his accomplishments... they have NOT come easy!!!!

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