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:
Category: Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome
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.
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.
One of the things that plagues me as a parent is the idea that I’m not doing enough for my kids. Even more, that I am not enough for them. It can really screw with your head if you let it, as I learned over the past few weeks with Baby G.
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As much as I know about 49,XXXXY Syndrome as a parent, I find I’m learning new things all the time. Baby G’s chromosomal abnormality and the struggles that come with it have melded completely into our little family, making us more prepared for anything unexpected that comes our way.