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๐ŸŒŽย Global Development Delay ๐Ÿ—ฃย Non-Verbal ๐Ÿ‘ซ Big Brother ๐Ÿ˜Ž Super Handsome

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Living with Global Developmental Delay - Meeting Milestones at My Own Pace!

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Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Anxiety is the worst! I have my own experience with anxiety and although mine is pretty mild (except during pregnancy) it’s still horrible to deal with. Watching Joaquin deal with anxiety is heartbreaking. Joaquin is usually cool as a cucumber, itโ€™s hard to phase him, […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

๐Ÿšจ SWAT is in the building ๐Ÿš“!!! Halloween hasn’t really been a big thing for us in the past. Joaquin’s first Halloween he was only 6 months old so it was more about dressing him up to look cute. Second Halloween was still pretty cute […]

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Joaquin did FANTASTIC at the pumpkin patch!! Honestly, we weren’t sure what to expect, would it be sensory overload, would it give him anxiety, would he be able to use his walker, would he like it?!   Surprise surprise he did wonderfully!! The patch was, […]

Parent Teacher Conference Time

Parent Teacher Conference Time

We had Joaquin’s first parent teacher conference this week and learned some great things about what Joaquin’s been up to at school! ๐Ÿ”นHe’s seeking out help! He’ll grab a teacher’s hand and put it on a toy, book, tablet…something he wants to continue playing with […]

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Getting vestibular input for our guy! This one is for all of you special needs mamasโ€ฆhow many times did you hear the term โ€œvestibular inputโ€ before you had your amazing little one? Me? Zero. Absolutely never! Now, well now I hear it all the time. […]

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Joaquin was recently featured in the Talk Tools Success Story Blog! Here is the full article from the Talk Tools site: Our son, Joaquin, has global developmental delays. At 3 years old Joaquin currently cannot stand unassisted, is learning to crawl and cannot safely get […]

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s, Ankle Foot Orthotics. These are Joaquin’s AFO’s, they were made from a cast of his foot so they fit him perfectly. Our orthotist, Paul at Brownfields in Meridian, is a perfectionist so the quality is amazing and they are made by techs at Brownfields. […]

PROGRESS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

PROGRESS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

PROGRESS UPDATE! We recently took the chest support off of Joaquin’s Rifton Pacer gait trainer and he’s been doing great. He’s still using the back to support himself so we need to work on encouraging him to find his balance and stand on his own […]

Crawling with Less Support

Crawling with Less Support

Always up for the challenge! More work on crawling, less support while doing it!   This morning, still in PJs and as soon as sister went down for a nap, we got to work!! A post shared by Joaquin’s Life ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป (@joaquinslife) on Jun 28, […]

Waving for the First Time! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Waving for the First Time! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Waving for the First Time! I know some of you will understand how HUGE this is! Last night we took Joaquin to a parade and as the people passed by waving at us…Joaquin WAVED BACK! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ I wasn’t sure what I was seeing at first […]