Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nine: Not So Wordless Wednesday

Holy crap. I have a nine year old! Does this mean I am getting old?

Nine years ago today Noah made his way into the world at 7:43 am weighing a not-so-whooping 5lb 14oz. His size was a total shock since the doctors were thinking he was going to be 8+lbs.

Unlike a lot a babies who are later diagnosed with Autism, he was the sweetest, happiest, easiest baby. He rarely cried and was easy to take along with us everywhere.

Now, here we are nine years later, he went from being a tiny peanut to being damn near as tall as me! An the boy can pack away some food, like an ENTIRE pizza in a meal.

I am so very proud of how far he has come socially and academically this year! He speaks to strangers a little more readily, is starting to read sight words, and is eating lunch in the cafeteria with the other kids in his grade. These may seem like small goals to the average kid, but for a child with Autism and learning disabilities, they are HUGE.

Have I mentioned I am proud?

Happy Birthday Noah!


Woo222 said...

Those are MASSIVE achievements!! You are awesome, Noah, Happy birthday!!

SageMom said...

He has a great smile! And such accomplishments!

My son is in a special needs class too and he recently made a lot of progress, so I know what you mean about how little things are really major when you have a child w/special needs!