Milestones

The entire family seems to be hitting milestones in our lives the past couple weeks.  Here’s a quick update.

  • Gwen is now 6 months old and holding her own bottle and loves to roll over.  She will get quite upset if she is in her crib and can’t roll back onto her tummy.  She looks like a turtle on its shell, kicking her legs and waiving her arms while screaming.  One of her favorite things to do is scream and yell, when she is happy.  All of a sudden you’ll hear this loud dinosaur like shriek and you will look over at her and she is all smiles.  I’m not thinking she’s going to be a singer.  🙂  She does however love to coo and sing in the car.
  • JD got an official medical diagnosis of Autism on Friday.  While we were prepared for it, it was still interesting to have someone come out say it to us with paperwork involved.  We were a bundle of mixed emotions.  Relief, fear, optimism, sadness… you name it and I’ve felt it in the past 24 hours.  Overall we are thrilled about the doors this can open for treating JD.  He is still doing great with his therapies and was such a sweet boy this morning.  He LOVES colors right now, while we drive we constantly hear him telling us what color everything is.  “Is it?  A moon.  What color is it? Itsa white moon.” was one of the cutest one-sided conversations we heard the other day.
  • Jeremy is enjoying his classes at the U of  U.  The weight lifting class is harder on him than I think he thought it would be.  He used to work out constantly for Water Polo but not often (ever?) by lifting weights.  🙂
  • I graduated yesterday!  It’s nice to have it all behind me and to move forward.  I’m contemplating going to UVU with Trish in the fall and pursuing a bachelors degree.  We shall see.  I have really enjoyed school and I do better when I have something driving me in life so we’ll see.  I have loved working at the spa and look forward to a busy summer season.  Hopefully it will go well and we will be looking for a new place to live.  Not that we don’t LOVE being here with mom and dad, but it’s time to move on.

There is a very brief update, hope everyone is doing well!

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3 thoughts on “Milestones

  1. Yay for Gwenny! 🙂
    Yay for you graduating! 🙂
    I had to giggle at the weight lifting class…I too would have thought I would have been okay…totally get it J. 😉
    Deeds, what a blessing to finally get the diagnosis so that you can positively move forward and help that handsome boy develop into one great adult! 😉

  2. Congratulations on Graduation! Your kids pictures are too cute. I can’t believe it has already been six months since Gwen was born. I swear it just happened!

  3. Cute photos! You have reached some major milestones all right. Thinking of you and so glad you have many resources in play for JD during these important developmental years.

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