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🌎 Global Development Delay 🗣 Non-Verbal 👫 Big Brother 😎 Super Handsome

Making progress every day! #JoaquinsLife

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

Joaquin’s Life

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, it’s hard to phase him, […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

🚨 SWAT is in the building 🚓!!! 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! 🔹He’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 mamas…how many times did you hear the term “vestibular input” before you had your amazing little one? Me? Zero. Absolutely never! Now, well now I hear it all the time. […]

PROGRESS 🙌🏼

PROGRESS 🙌🏼

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 👦🏻 (@joaquinslife) on Jun 28, […]

Waving for the First Time! 👋🏼

Waving for the First Time! 👋🏼

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! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 I wasn’t sure what I was seeing at first […]

Water Table Fun with the Educube Chair

Water Table Fun with the Educube Chair

Happy Friday!! It’s 86 & sunny over here and we definitely took advantage of the sunshine this afternoon! Joaquin was really struggling with standing in his gait trainer this morning (knee buckling) so we decided to bring his Educube chair from Fun & Function out […]

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

It was feeling like Summer Summer Summer Time today😎 Joaquin had some water table fun made possible by his @riftonequipment #GaitTrainer 👍🏼 This gait trainer, that was provided to him by the Wheel to Walk Foundation,  has allowed Joaquin to do so many things he may not have […]