Everyday Struggles

I've been MIA for the past two weeks. I had some time to recoup and your girl is BACK!

It's not easy being a parent but being a parent to a special needs child takes courage!

Being a parent is one of the toughest job a person will ever have. When I found out I was pregnant I knew my life would change forever. I don't have younger siblings and I never babysat when I was younger so I didn't know what to expect.

I had Isaiah prematurely and that was a traumatic experience for me. Needless to say life had to keep moving. I had to suck it up and put on my mommy pants and act like everything was okay. At the time I was not aware that I was going through postpartum depression. At times I felt like a robot, I had no emotion and that was strange for me. I felt so bad because this is supposed to be one the best times of my life.

As the months went on I felt a little better but I was not 100% back to my regular self. During these months Isaiah did not develop at the rate of peers his age; I think I missed the signs because I was a new mom and just overwhelmed with everything. As time went on I had a gut feeling that something was not right. Everyone around me kept saying "he'll catch up just give it some time" but I just knew that I needed to seek professional advice.

All the emotions went through me when Isaiah was diagnosed with autism but at the same time I was happy to know that I would be able to get him the help he needed.

Stay tuned next week for more of Its Squeeze Me Time. Until then squeeze someone you love!

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