Thursday, June 4, 2009

And Baby Makes Three

Well, this has been a fun week. We had our youngest daughter evaluated because she has not been talking as much as she should be and had a few other behaviors that were worry some. What we were hoping to hear is that she had a speech delay and that some other parts of her development were abnormal because of exposure to her sisters.

No such luck. Our third child was diagnosed with (mild) pdd-nos.

The good news is that she is already, at a little under 2 1/2 years only, further ahead in some areas that her sisters who are 2 years older (and her sisters are still relatively high functioning). She can talk and will use some small number of works appropriately, her social skills aren't that far behind where they should be, and her repetitive behaviors (if that's what they are) aren't too dysfunctional.

The bad news is that she is on the spectrum when we were really hoping that she was going to avoid it.

Autism really sucks.


  1. I am so very sorry to hear this, MJ. I hope find the answers you need for all of your daughters.

    It's pretty clear that they have a good dad.