There’s so much more to tell about the very early days of Little Green’s life and her cerebral palsy diagnosis. Now you know about my pregnancy (uneventful, essentially) and LG’s first few days, so let’s sit down on this bench and talk about what happened next – the realization that something was amiss, the questioning, the press for testing, and the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, which – in the end – came so quietly and gently that we weren’t even sure if it was real.
Let’s start off together on a path. It’s the early days of this blog, and that means I’m taking you by the hand and sitting with you on a bench and telling you all the things you’ll need to know on our journey together. Later, we’ll be strolling and jogging and running and stopping to stare at things on the way and maybe holding our breath and dashing past the scary bits, but for now I have to help us with the beginning.
Welcome to Little Green Walker, a blog about raising a kid with a disability (extrapyramidal non-spastic dystoniccerebral palsy – the rare kind!) and about finding my own place in this world as a woman, mother, wife, person.
This post may disappear – or change, or something – at any time. But I didn’t want a blank site, even as I’m starting to create it. For now, this will be my intro. For now, I’m not allowing comments. For now. For now. For now.
Why am I starting a blog?
Well, this isn’t my first time with a blog – or a zine, for that matter – but it felt like it was a good time to start something a bit more formal.