Category: Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome

Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome: The Terrible Two’s

Posted February 16, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome / 2 Comments

I knew it was inevitable. This isn’t my first time with a toddler. It’s just a part of Baby G’s growing up process, but it’s starting: the terrible two’s. If I say the word “no”, I might as well be torturing him. If I hold him in my arms to indicate a behaviour is not acceptable, he starts pinching me to let go. Such is toddler-dom. You know what I say? Bring it, Baby G. I’m ready for you. Even though XXXXY Syndrome is something I’ve never dealt with before, I’ve done the terrible two’s and I’ll do them again. But first, an update:

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Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome: Ready for the New Year

Posted January 12, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome / 0 Comments

With the Christmas chaos behind us and the New Year finally here, I’ve managed to find time to share some of the progress Baby G has made while managing his XXXXY Syndrome. Sitting here with a warm cup of coffee, I’m breathing a small sigh of relief. From Christmas shopping to family dinners, there never seemed time to sit with Baby G and work on things like finger isolation, pushing, pulling, and flexibility. Amazingly enough though, he’s reached a few milestones in the last few weeks, even without focused activities.

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Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome: Toxic Thoughts of a Special Needs Parent

Posted November 18, 2016 by Niagara Mommy in Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome / 1 Comment

When it comes to being a parent, we all tend to think that we’re not doing enough. Our punishments are too harsh, our voices are too loud, or our fuses are too short. When it comes to being the parent of a kid with special needs, every so often, we also think other thoughts that are even less rational than that. But first, an update on the G-Man.

It's ok to have awful thoughts about being a special needs parent. Most of us are scared of what we don't understand, what we can't predict or control. Read More