This past July, Kaden was officially diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Words that I did not realize would bring tears to my eyes. At this point, he is diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. But mainly it is the left side of his body that is affected. His left arm and hand most obviously and possibly his left leg. But it’s hard to tell at this point. This diagnoses hit hard. Mainly because this is from his brain bleed that occurred at birth. A brain bleed that was caused by somebody, at some point during birth or shortly thereafter. It is still something that is upsetting to think about to this day. However, I am so thankful for everything they did and that he is here, alive and very much happy! This diagnoses is one that deep down I knew. One thing about being a mom is that I seem to be very in tune to Kaden and seem to know what’s wrong long before anyone else can. It is a strange but oh so useful super power I have developed. Kaden was 13 months old when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. At 13 months (10 months corrected)Kaden was still not able to roll over, not able to sit up on his own, not crawling, not pulling to stand, not scooting. Nothing. He was very infant like in the sense of gross motor development. I have enjoyed having a “baby” for much longer than most moms. However like any mom, I hurt for my baby. There are times where you see him get frustrated because his mind wants to do something but his body just isn’t caught up yet.