I'm sure it comes as no surprise to any parent out there that every day brings its own set of challenges when it comes to raising a child. You don't have to have a child with special needs to know that. But, when you do have a child that has a unique set of challenges, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times.
However, the good thing is that there is always a bright spot in a day and sometimes you have to look harder than others for it. Of all the things that have been frustrating lately with feeding issues and a growing list for a toddler boy who is also teething (and just being a toddler boy), there have also been bright spots as well. For every thing that is frustrating in a day with Colin, there are plenty of other things that are exciting and rewarding.
Crawling on hands and knees isn't something that Chris and I have stressed out about because Colin has slowly been getting there. He has taken a "crawl" here and there and his amount of crawls and "steps" have been increasing. We witnessed his most consecutive hands and knees crawling yet tonight and although we didn't get all of it on camera, we are completely excited nonetheless.
Our other bright spot is that Colin's communication has been increasing and it seems like every day he is making a new sound or "saying" a new word. Most of the words he says are ones that most people wouldn't recognize, but we have begun to realize what he associates certain sounds with and that "vocabulary" of sounds is always growing.
So yes, every day IS challenging and frustrating. But, every day IS a new day and every day has plenty of rewarding moments as well...sometimes you just have to look for them!