This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jamie's First Visit with the Psychologist in a Nutshell

Jamie met the psychologist today. When he came out, Jamie was very shy and wouldn't talk to him. Then the doctor asked him if he was ready to go do some stuff with him and Jamie got right out of the chair and went with him. My husband and I were both in shock.

I'm tired tonight so I'm going to sum up the appointment in a nutshell.

His verbal skills are behind. His non-verbal skills are advanced. We can't be sure about much else. He'll need further testing, but there are some indicators that it is not Aspergers. His motor skills seemed okay and so did his eye to eye contact. The psychologist said he couldn't rule out Aspergers right now, though. He told me to keep up my chronicles. Jamie's going to start speech therapy. He'll be doing more evaluating.

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