Monday, February 13, 2012
I cant believe its been almost 1 month since my last blog post... Life just seems to be very consuming at the moment...
Ellie has started back at her SDS (Special Development School) 2 days a week, which I am very thankful for. Ive always said that Ellie LOVES going here, and it gives me a much needed break.
Ellie also started swimming lessons. A local pool has started up swimming lessons for kids with special needs. We went for the swimming assessment, for the instructor to see how Ellie is in the water. After the assessment they asked a few questions, one of them was:
"What are your expectations of the swimming lessons for Ellie" Luke responded quite quickly with "We want Ellie to be an Olympic swimmer"....
The instructor was not sure what to say...
I Laughed... I think one thing Luke and I have really learnt from having a child with a disability is that you need a sense of humour, you need to laugh, (even sometimes when its not appropriate) you need to take life lightly... This helps you to be sain.
I don't think we have massive expectations of the swimming classes. We don't know if Ellie will be able to swim. What we do know is that we want to give her every opportunity to be the best that she can be. We want to give her as much experiences as a neuro typical child and let her have fun...
The swimming also gives me a break, as Luke will be taking her.The swimming will give Ellie some "Dad time"
And soon we will be a family of 4...
As most of you know we are expecting our second child. We have had some extra testing and ultrasounds, and so far everything is looking as it should. This pregnancy has been quite boring in comparison to Ellie's, but that is what we needed... a boring, uncomplicated pregnancy, which allows us to just "enjoy" being pregnant... not worrying about what your next ultrasound or OB appointment was going to bring.
I am intrigued to see how Ellie responds to our new addition.
I am nervous about going from a family of 3 to 4.
I am worried about how I will do all that Ellie needs as well as have a newborn.
I am excited to meet our new addition.
Life will be busy, but it will be worth it in the end...!!!
Posted by Melissa Young at 1:43 PM