Friday, March 9, 2012

Blog changes

It has come to my attention that perhaps I'm not being clear enough about Gage and his "diagnosis" (for lack of a better word). I believed when I was writing about Gage and his prognosis that I was making it perfectly clear that his prognosis is great, it is possible that he will outgrow all of this, he does not have a technical diagnosis at this point as he is too young, etc. Apparently that was not clear enough, and some see fit to behave as if Gage having delayed speech, and the possibility of very minor sensory perception issues make him less of a "normal" two-year-old. Let me be the first to say, there is no normal. BUT, as two-year-old go, Gage is right on track with the exception of speech. He should be treated, loved, and accepted like any other two-year-old. Just because he doesn't speak yet, it doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy everything every other kid his age does.

We will continue to do what we need to do in order for Gage to continue thriving. But I feel it's best if I no longer make it public due to how clearly I'm being misunderstood. If you want Gage updates, email me. I'll share what I feel is appropriate. For the time being, all posts tagged with or mentioning Gage, apraxia, and sensory perception are being pulled. As I have time to weed through them pull specific parts out that I'm comfortable reposting, I will.

I'm sorry it has come to this, but I refuse for Gage to be labeled in a way that paints him in a negative light. He is too awesome of a kid for this level of misconception.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And now, the world outside of Gage

This post will be about something other than Gage, haha. So it'll probably be short since things are kind of revolving around him right now.

Sorry for any grammatical errors I may make in my posts; I'm reduced to posting on my phone because my computer's display is pretty much dead. I'm working on getting it fixed, but it's proving to be sort of a pain. I tried to just adjust the cable, but ended up making the display worse, so I guess I just ruined the cable. I'm not much of a computer hardware repair person. My brother will be handling the cable replacement as I'm too nervous to attempt again.

If you know me, and my cell phone history over the past couple years, you know I've had a string of Droids that I have had a love/hate relationship with the Android hardware. I love the operating system, I love (most) things about the phones, and I love the customization aspect. I don't love the fact that I've had four different kinds of Droids in a couple years, and probably done in the neighborhood of 13 warranty swaps altogether. This makes me frustrated. Most recently, I had an Incredible 2 that just stopped working. It bricked itself, basically. It was very frustrating in that I had a terrible loaner from Verizon and they made the process a pretty big headache. The manager was trying to be helpful, and really pushed me to accept an iPhone. I'm not too sold on Apple in general, but it was hard to ignore their talk of the iPhone reliability. I told them I would give this replacement Incredible 2 a fair shake, and see how it worked, then I would consider going into an iPhone (this would be a free switch, obviously.) I have been really happy with everything about the Inc2, love the size, feel, etc, but not the uncertainty. So I really hoped this one would be IT. And I've been having pretty good luck with this Droid... Til yesterday and today, when I've started having random restarts. Sigh. Looks like I may end up swapping again. I'm nervous about going to a whole different OS, though. Anyone have any iPhone experience? Love it/hate it?

I'm getting excited and nervous for baby to arrive. My shower is this weekend, my mom is generously gifting me with a pregnancy massage this week, and today marks 40 days til I'm due. We also have maternity family pics on Sunday morning, so I'm really excited about those, too. I have my last ultrasound next week, when I'll find out if she's measuring as big as my stomach is. I'm stoked and a little freaked out about that, too. I'm way sick of being pregnant, but I don't want to see her early. So I'm just eagerly anticipating mid-April.

I guess that's about all for now. I'm tired and my back hurts, and if my crazy son will ever sleep, I will too.