My husband and I often find ourselves talking about how grateful we are that autism wasn’t on our radar when we decided to have a third child. We were really naive about child development, and it wasn’t until our son’s 4-year check-up that his pediatrician suggested we pursue an autism diagnosis.
At that time, I was already seven months pregnant with our third child. That in itself felt overwhelming, but adding a diagnosis of a condition I knew absolutely nothing about was a little terrifying. Now that my daughter is about to turn 5, I can reflect on what this little girl has brought into our lives and share my story with anyone who may be considering adding another baby to the mix, after their child’s disability diagnosis.
Read about it here, on The Everymom.