So, May of 2011, where were we as a family and how far have we come? Yea, I know a lot of people do this on new years or something, but since everyone in the Dyer household has birthdays pretty much in the same month, I figured.. whatever... lol.. you get the point.
1 year ago, Cameron was evaluated by the early intervention psychologist. He failed his mchat test in 3 of 5 critical areas. We were told that we couldn't get an official diagnosis through her, but that yes, we needed one done. We were given a list of names, but at the time, my husband had JUST left his previous job of 7 years, I was 7 months pregnant and COBRA cost more than our mortgage just to cover ME. We paid Cobra on me, he went uninsured, and we purchased a temporary "disaster policy" on Cameron..... which, didn't really cover anything until you spent 10,000. Since a proper eval could cost upwards of 500 dollars, we opted to wait a while until we could get on his new company's insurance. It would be Aug. by the time we actually got the eval.
My pregnancy was trucking along. I had many of the same symptoms I had with Cameron, but they were MUCH milder. No gestational diabetes YAY! I actually kind of liked being pregnant this time around.
Being this big and pregnant in the summer is never fun, but compared to last time, I couldn't complain too much.
It kind of like trying to cook dinner on the stove without turning the burner on first. You can stir and stir, but without that heat, not much else is gonna happen. At this point in May, he was occasionally and sporadically looking us in the face, no sign language, although he had been introduced. He loved bubbles. So, we popped bubbles and said "bubbles" and "pop" over and over in the hopes that he would copy or mimic us... sigh. His food issues were getting a lot harder to work around. I was realizing at that time that he refused to eat fruits and veggies of any sort. Spaghetti became something I could "hide" a bit of veggie pureed. It worked great... for a while.Haircuts were a nightmare just trying to take him to some place to get it done. I ended up there for the summer just shaving his head at home with some clippers while restraining him in his booster seat and yo gabba gabba playing. You do what you gotta do, but 1 shave lasted MONTHS before his hair got too unruly.