Busted. The myths about early signs.

I remember being overjoyed when Liam smiled for the first time. My baby app said it was supposed to be one week sooner but he was smiling so what did that matter?

Milestones. Create new ones.

Liam can create any future his little heart can muster up. I will be there every step of the way. Cheering him on. He will have no expectations from me. No pressures. Just love and support.

Time. It can wait.

I wasn't hearing Liam's unspoken requests. I wasn't seeing his unique needs. I could not feel the stress and anxiety he was feeling.

Silence. The Anti-Meltdown.

I knew pulling into the parking lot of the school today that it was going to happen. The day before he had whined pulling into the school but I was able to redirect him. Today I wasn’t going to be able to. I could tell the wimper pulling in this time was louder.

Mornings. Routine runs our mornings.

This routine has been 7 months in the making. My mornings used to be a bit different.