Milestones: Beanie

Before the chaos of the week gets hold and I forget…

Yesterday, for the first time ever, Beanie drew a picture with recognizable shapes and images. Huge, gigantic big deal if you have a kid who has never, ever, ever drawn a picture of a flower, cloud or house. Yesterday we got versions of all three, plus cars and a river. I practically jumped for joy.

Also, today, he ate a peanut butter sandwich, and got peanut butter on his cheeks. Anyone with a spectrum sensory kid knows that just doesn’t happen! He didn’t notice at first, and when he did, he wiped his mouth on his sleeve! It was so cool! No crying, no running away, no hiding- it was awesome!

He took a bath with bubbles and didn’t complain. He said he was OK with them being in the water, he just didn’t want them all over his skin. This type of reasonable compromise is a huge jump for us!

He ate a new food. Yes, he ate something beside peanut butter- he ate a cinnamon roll. Ok, not the best food choice, but the fact that he not only was willing to try it, but he actually ate the whole thing- huge!

Oh, happy day! Hooray!

15 thoughts on “Milestones: Beanie

  1. I’m so glad you’re able to enjoy blessings like that. Sometimes we forget that our blessings are as big as our trials. It’s human nature to treat the trials as big(ger) things.

  2. If I could only have two foods in the world to eat, surely your cinnamon rolls would be one of them.

    Congrats to the whole M family on Beanie’s milestone.

  3. what great developments, congrats to Beanie. Have you shared info about spectrum sensory before and I missed it? Does it fall under the autism umbrella? I’d like to understand more fully.

  4. Wow WOW WOW!!! I am so happy (is this still pre-therapy?). This is great progress!! I am so proud of him and you, I know these victory’s are hard won and well earned!

  5. What fantastic accomplishments! Hooray for Beanie!!

    My mouth is watering for cinnamon rolls now…

    Em, this is a gem: “Sometimes we forget that our blessings are as big as our trials. It’s human nature to treat the trials as big(ger) things.”

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