|this is me!|
Hi, my name is Devon and I have the distinct pleasure to be a wife and mom. I love crafting, crocheting, photography and graphics design. That is of course when I'm not chasing after a toddler, cleaning the nearly endless messy in his wake and trying to keep a steady supply of food and necessities in our home. I'm a huge geek, from the nerdy glasses I had before they were cool to my insane love of Star Trek circa 1966. And let's not forget my love of Doctor Who, that's now a shared family enjoyment. I'd take a museum trip over a party any day and have watched far too many historical documentaries for one life time. And I'd happily be locked in a room surrounded with my books.
|Devon, 16 and Alex, 18|
us from back in the day
|My Alex, sporting |
his homemade bow tie
Alex works as a computer technician in Pittsburgh. Video games, scifi shows and surfing the internet are a few of his "hobbies" but hanging out with us, playing with Xander and cooking Amazing meals are probably the things he does best. He is the yin to my yang, pepper to my salt, peanut butter to my jelly. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and even luckier that my best friend happened to be the best man in my world!
We were blessed to find out that we were pregnant shortly after our first wedding anniversary. We figured out why I had been so crazy lately just before the start of my father-in-law's wedding, so that day is still a bit of a blur! We were totally thrilled and scared out of our minds, so basically on par with every other first time parent. It was the fastest and yet the slowest 40 weeks of our lives.
|our first family photo,|
from my in-laws wedding
In the middle of one of the hottest summers in recent history, at least by New England area standards, I gave birth to Xander "Bean" at 12:30 at night. Weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz.
When Xander was a year and half old, we relocated to western Pennsylvania. Once we were settled we went about finding a new primary care doctor for him. This is when they finally noticed the speech delay. Almost immediately we started evaluations and test, and after confirming his hearing was fine, we started speech therapy. During Early Intervention evaluations, they suggested having an occupational eval also because they were noticing some sensory issues. This freaked us out at first, speech was something easy to understand but wrapping your mind around your child not "feeling" properly was really hard.
|match father and son ties|
super hero themed!
|jumping like a madman|
|working with his tss|
We have been blessed with some amazing therapists and while its unlikely they will read this, I'd like to thank them for helping us get to know our son to his full potential. It means the world to us.