July 20, 2009

Interesting Progress

Today at play group, I was playing with Bertrand's best friend Kevin, and I made the mistake of picking Kevin up in Bertrand's line of sight! Oh my! Did I ever get the most heartbroken, "you hurt my feelings" wail from Bertrand! B immediately calmed down once I picked him up and gave him a hug, and I couldn't have been happier! My baby finally got jealous! I think this is a milestone. :)

In other news, I mentioned the possible Schinzel-Geidion and Rett diagnoses to Laura, B's speech pathologist. She had never heard of SGS, but works with several girls with Rett syndrome. She was shocked at first, since Retts tends to be female only, but then commented on how Bertrand's movements are identical to her patients'. Laura is now just as curious as I am about Bertrand's MECP2 (the Rett gene) testing!


  1. This is excellent! I am not surprised because I've known special needs children who express in some form or fashion their feelings. This demonstrates he is very attached to you!

    Titi Lili

  2. Cristy, he knows you are his mother and he is very attached to you. I sense when we have been together that he REALLY knows his mommy and his daddy. But reading his reaction brings tears of happiness to my eyes. He does not want to share you:)
    My love,