Hard to believe that 5 years ago on this day I had just given birth to this sweet brown eyed boy! This post is...all about my baby, Lil' Bug!!
When I found out I was expecting our last baby, making him number 5...I was so not prepared to be pregnant. I at the time was going through some medical tests...pregnancy was the last thing on my mind. Yes, I know how it happened...hearing the thoughts. lol.
So here is the story:
I had to do a test on my heart and they were using nuclear medicine for a scan. A day before the test I had to have a pregnancy test done...wasn't even worried. It came back negative. I proceeded with the test and having hindsight remember how everywhere I looked it had a sign that said "if you think you could be pregnant...". I was asked by the nurse before the medicine was injected..."the test was negative". Finished the test and went home.
Being military if the Dr. office is closed we had to go into the ER for medical attention after the office closed on base where we lived. I was having a lot of pain on my right side and at the time was taking an antibiotic for a sinus infection. The nurse thought it might be my gallbladder and wanted me to get it checked out. Not thrilled about having to go back to the Dr. much less the ER, I hesitantly went to get it looked at.
I had a very nice older Dr. that called me "hon" treating me that evening...(let me just tell you, nothing perturbs me more than women that are younger than me calling me hon or sweetie)...o.k. back to my story, so he ordered blood work to see what was going on.
The news he came back with was so unexpected that I literally laughed and cried. He told me, "Your blood work looks good and there is nothing I am too worried about...and, well your pregnant." I said, "What?! Are you sure?! I can't be...I just did a Cardiolite Stress Test and they tested me a couple of days ago, it was negative"! The Dr. then could see I was very upset about hearing this and tried to reassure me that everything would be o.k. I asked him if the test could be wrong and he said with blood test it is almost 99% right but there was that 1% chance...
Within weeks to deliver. The Artist and Drama Queen.
(Still trying to get that baby weight off from 5 years ago...I guess I don't have an excuse anymore!) lol
An hour after he was born. So precious!
Little did we know that by the next morning everything would change.
My sister and husband loving on Lil' Bug.
As my husband and I came up one night to get the kids in bed this is what Lil' Bug had been doing. I was so amazed at the lining that I took a picture. Deep down I knew something didn't quite seem right about it.
We have suspected and will have him evaluated for high functioning Autism. We are looking for a Dr. here to work closely with him and make sure we can help him in the best way possible. He is highly intelligent and we realize he might do some things different...and that is o.k. The most important thing is to make sure he has early intervention and learn how to best help him.