As if life wasn’t crazy enough…… Andy & I had a son. This time I would like to introduce you all to Wesley!!
Wesley was born Dec. 28, 2000. He was born 5 days (that’s right I said F I V E) before Cheyenne’s 2nd birthday!! Wesley was a HUGE baby weighing in at 10lbs 1oz. As it turns out Wesley’s shoulders were 2 inches bigger around than his head so after his head was out he got stuck for 3 minutes. When he finally was born he was blue & he was not breathing. This was very scary for me & although exhausted & was crying believing that my baby had died. During this time I could hear my mid-wife praying as she worked with my baby trying to get him breathing. He did start breathing & the realization of a miracle was setting in as I impatiently waited to hold my baby. Wesley was not a “normal” child, as he grew we began to realize that he was a little different. As it turns out we found that Wesley has some learning disabilities; he is slightly autistic, possibly a little A.D.D. but the final diagnosis was P.D.D.N.O.S (pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified), also he was diagnosed & treated for appraxia (not sure of the spelling)of speech. This made things interesting. When Wesley was about 4 we found out that his tonsils & adenoids were so swollen that he was not getting the oxygen that he needed, so off we went to surgery. About a week after his T&A (tonsil & adenoidectomy) he coughed up the cap that formed & started bleeding from the artery in his throat so off we went to emergency surgery to cauterize the artery. The lack oxygen from his birth & from the tonsils was the explanation we got for why he has learning disabilities. Wesley doing very well and has improved greatly. As time goes on and we keep him socially active with kids his age his disabilities are becoming less obvious.
Wesley is 10 years old now. He loves vehicles of all kinds; if it has wheels he is fascinated by it. He talks about being a truck driver or some other kind of driver when he grows up. He is very nice & the parents of smaller children at our church tell me all the time how great Wesley is with the little ones & that their (much younger) child thinks Wesley is their best buddy. He is very patient with the little ones. Wesley is now learning to play the cello at school and although he struggles a little he is doing very well with it.
I am a very proud parent of both my children & in case you all are wondering we ARE done having babies. The 2 we have are special and ALL we need.
As always a send off of a few more pics of Wesley…..
|Wesley in hi element|
|couldn't pass up just 1 pic with both my "babies"|
This concludes the introduction of my family, I hope everyone has enjoyed getting to know us!