Sorry that I've dropped off the face of the planet here. Life has been so overwhelming and I can barely find the time to sit on the computer. Even now, I only have a few minutes... but while I'm here, I wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive.
In December we welcomed our newest and last baby, Mi.nerv.a Ro.sal.ind. She is beautiful and amazing, I still can't figure out how she's here. I know the logistics, I was there, but the idea of a baby just being created, growing, and birthing from me with so little fanfare is... surreal. She is our happy baby, always excited and smiling. The kids love her. She is our sunshine.
Life has been plowing ahead. V will begin Kindergarten in about a month. We've spent most of the year getting him the help he needs. He's been in occupational therapy for his hyper-mobility and behavioral issues, he's been in group therapy, he receives in home help from a behavioral specialist, plus we get help from early intervention. We're working on making a plan with the school. We have made some progress, but we have more to make. He's a great kid, he just gets overwhelmed. We're working on things. None of his issues are severe, but when you combine them it's explosive. His hyper-mobility sets off his mood disruptive disorder, his ADHD sets off his mood disruptive disorder, his sensory needs set everything off, he has a low frustration tolerance and everything is just harder for him on an emotional level and sometimes physical. I never realized how much of a hindrance his hypermobility really is, that it would cause him difficulty and pain doing everyday tasks like buttoning his pants, or holding a pencil.... we're working on building his muscle tone, it's getting better.
The twins are threenagers now... and they are living up to that.
On that note, I need to sign off. Never a dull moment here.
I wouldn't have it any other way though.