3 Years of Lil' Bug

by Dani

Three years ago today my tiny, delayed Lil' Bug was first placed in my arms. He's condition scared me, but I'd known he was mine for 9 months. Oh, was I ever right! I can not imagine my life without this special little boy!

I am so proud of how far he has come in the last 3 years. He is now a happy, strong willed little boy who can do anything he sets his mind to. He does not let his limb difference stop him from doing ANYTHING he wants to do. He climbs, rides his bike, colors, does a crazy good front roll, and anything else he decides to try.

His biggest challenge has been his language delay due to his hearing loss but since getting his hearing aid last year his speech has really improved. He is down to only one day of speech therapy a week. And he is getting pretty good at expressing complex ideas with his words. 

Lil' Bug has a way of worming into peoples' hearts. It's hard to not love his silly little self. He interacts well with all his siblings but remains Butterfly's special pet and is learning his role as Big Brother to Dragonfly.

Can't wait to see how the next year unfolds!