I have one child wo just turned 5 my dh and I have been throwing around the idea..Of having baby number 2.We are both very very scared our second child will have Autism like our first born.Dont get me wrong our child is the world to us and is very high funtioning but still it takes a lot to raise a child with special needs and I honestly can't imagine raising two Autisitc kids.
My mind wonders sometimes about having a Typical child.I watch parents with their kids and sometimes feel resentment .I can't help but feel this way.I wish I could have a normal conversation with my child.I wish I could dream about Proms,First dates,Drivers licence.Test scores etc...I dont think of those things.I worry how my child will be treated in school when they grow older..I wonder If they will ever find a special someone who will love them unconditionally.Maybe I have anwsered my own question.I want to make the right choice for my family!!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by Val504 at 8:16 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
I think most of us mom's of children with autism have these feelings. My DS (7) is also high functioning, but I still wonder just what his life will be like in the future. He was 5 when I found out I was pregnant with his baby brother. The baby is 19 months and developing normally at this point. He does things his brother never did and still doesn't do. He (the baby) has better social skills at 19 months that his 7 year old brother. So I think there is a chance of having a second child with autism, but there is also that chance that you won't.
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