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Thursday, May 25, 2006

My Baby Is Growing Up

Doesn't he look so mature here? Griffin is growing up so fast it is just unbelievable. It makes me cry just to think of it. As I have said before, he becomes less autistic every day it seems or should I say that he shows more signs of being NT as time goes on? It just amazes me the things that he comes up with. Kathleen told me that he saw a Coke sign behind where he was sitting at Mc Donald's and it said in big letters "Ice Cold". Griffin turned around and read it and looked at Kathleen and said, "I'm not ice cold". Now is that incredible or what? I had no idea that he could come up with such a statement, that he would understand what the sign meant and state that he wasn't ice cold. Don't get me wrong, there are still plenty of things that he does that are autistic but such things as meltdowns and sensory issues are becoming less and less common as time goes on. If it sounds like I am bragging then you would be right! I am so perfectly proud of my litlle guy all I want to do is boast about him. OH yea, and another biggie is that today I heard the toilet seat slam, I ran in there and he had taken off his pants and diaper and put his potty seat on the toilet seat and got up on there to go potty all by himself. I had stepped out of the bathroom momentarily to get a diaper and Griffin came to get me to show me what he had done in the potty and he was just beaming. He was so darn proud of himself. Way to go Griffin, you big boy you!


K.C.'sMommy said...

Hi Lora,
Wow! Way to go Griffin! What a wonderful post, it just makes me so happy for you two! Gosh he is really growing up Lora! I remember the first photo I saw of Griffin, he still had the baby face and all, now he is just growing right up into a handsome guy! It sure does sound like Griffin is becoming less and less Autistic for sure! He has a wonderful Mommy and excellent therapists who are super. I am all smiles here! Give him a hug for us!
Tina and Boys

Melissa H said...

I know just what you mean! Conor makes up jokes all the time and it boggles my mind that he can actually communicate a joke now and have the wherewithal to actually make it up! Three cheers for our grownup boys!! Ah, so bittersweet!

Mr Ornery said...

Way to go, Griffin! Wish they had smilies here so I could pass along several. And Lora, at least you are storing up the memories and treasuring your time with Griffin.

Melissa said...

WTG, Griffin! He looks so grown up in that picture. I say brag all you want! He deserves the praise. :)

Ann said...

There is no doubt that your sonshine knows a lot more than we think. As he gets older he is going to start telling what he has known for some time and learning more all the time. Of course you are bragging isn't that what mothers do, especially when they have a special needs child who keeps surprising his mom daily. This is a special picture that deserves to be framed which just shows it's the way he looks most all the time except when he is concentrating. Good job Griffin with the potty idea you had soon you won't even need mom's help.

kyra said...

wowie!! congrats to griffin! what a big boy and such a handsome boy and such a SMART boy! he has every reason to be proud of himself!

Jeanette said...

Hi Lora,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Ill be checking up on you also. Griffin is a bright beautiful boy. He just shines!!! WTG Griffin!!
with love, Jeanette in Maine