I think, why is he doing that? Is this a symptom? What is he doing? Why? How? And so on...
I am sure no matter what our children have, from Angelman's to ADD, we are trying to figure our children out.
The other day, I was watching Smith as he was laying on his back babbling, and rolling, the first thing that came to my head was, "is this what most children with Angelman's do?" Then I quickly let that thought go, because I realized wasn't enjoying my child. I was busy being caught up in figuring him out and wasn't simply enjoying him. So I laid down beside him and tickled him and had fun, with no thought of any symptom or anything. I was basking in Smith's light. And how bright it is! I think as mothers we can all be surprised of how much light our children give off. And how much we need it!
Of course there are times where it is totally appropriate to try and "figure them out", but every once in a while, just let it all go and have some fun.
oh... and by the way, Smith is sitting up with no assistance for about a minute now... pretty exciting!
a sweet pic of daddy kissing little Smith on his way into an brain MRI.
we love Smith.... and each other, isn't that awesome?