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Sensory girl gets a brother

When I became pregnant I wondered (aka worried) how having a baby brother was going to effect the girls. Obviously all new siblings bring a new set of life issues. When you add the fact that I am raising two kids who have SPD and are bothered by noise, smell, disruptions to schedule, change... Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Thankfully Jacks birth has not been the nuclear meltdown that I expected. Both girls have been great with their baby brother. They are downright helpful. We have had our moments. When Jack gets really riled up in the car grace can't handle the noise. She covers her ears and howls right along with her brother. When a diaper is too stinky Grace has to go upstairs (she hates strong smells). When he cries for more than a few minutes in the house Abby starts flapping and spinnning from the over stimulation. Those are the moments that I am reminded that I am raising sensory kids.

Last week I had even more evidence of my sensory kiddos. I was changing Jack and Grace was talking to him. He was crying, not loud, but whining. She was trying to help get him settled when she says "does my little brother need some input. Is someone disorganized?" I had to stifle the laughter (because I know she would have been embarrassed). It just cracked me up that her brain goes there. I guess if Jack ends up being a high energy kid (like his sisters) then the girls will be able to help give him all the input he needs. :D

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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