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  • Writer's pictureCory Morrison

My Infancy to Toddlerhood Journey

Hey everyone, let's take a walk down memory lane from infancy to toddlerhood and chat about my first few years. It's like opening a time capsule filled with baby laughs, first steps, and all the little things that made up my early days.

The Big Hello

One humid morning at 7:50 a.m. on July 6, 1993, I decided it was time to see what all the fuss was about and showed up at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and stretching 20 and a half inches, I was ready for cuddles and more:

  • Looks: With dark brown hair and those blue eyes, turns out I was the spitting image of my grandad on my dad's side. Pretty cool, right?

  • Name Game: My folks originally thought of Tyler for my name. When I was born, my dad said "That looks more like a Cory!", and there they went.

My parents were thrilled to have me as their first child, and the messages they wrote for me in my keepsakes book were all about love and the special moments we'd share.

baby pic
(Photo credit: Nancy Fincher-Morrison)

Growing Up

My first few months were packed with all sorts of adventures:

  • Doctor's Visits and Sniffles: Just like any new kid on the block, I had my share of doctor visits and the usual baby bugs. Oh, and I found out I was not a fan of ceclor – yikes, allergies!

First Steps and Other Big Deals

Every little thing I did was a big deal, and why not?

  • On the Move: I started crawling around May 14, 1994, and wasn't long before I was taking my first steps in October.

Party Time and Holiday Fun

Birthdays and holidays were always a blast, filled with family, friends, and cake. They ranged from home parties to indoor playground parties.

  • Vacay Time: Florida called my name not once but twice before I hit two. Beach baby alert!

All the Things I Loved

From the get-go, I had my list of favourites that kept me busy and happy:

  • Playtime Favourites: Whether bouncing in my jolly jumper or building epic towers with blocks, I was all about having fun.

jolly jumper
(Photo credit: Nancy Fincher-Morrison)

Tackling Challenges: Autism and Learning to Grow

A big part of my story is about facing challenges head-on:

  • Autism Diagnosis: Finding out I was on the autism spectrum in January 1997 opened up a whole new world for me and my family. It was all about learning and growing together.

  • ABA Therapy: Starting therapy was a big step. It was like having a bunch of new tools to help me navigate the world around me.

More of Cory's Infancy to Toddlerhood Picks

Life was never dull with all the things I loved:

  • Furry Friends: Our dog Nicki was my sidekick, always up for a good time.

  • TV Time: "Barney & Friends" really sparked my imagination with its songs and stories that made learning fun.

  • Fun and Games: I could spend hours sorting through drawers or figuring out which toys went where. It was my way of making sense of things around me.

Looking Back

Diving into these memories has been a blast. It's like reliving those moments of discovery, laughter, and the first steps (literally) on my journey. Sharing this with you all is about celebrating those early days, the ups and downs, and everything in between.

So, what about you? What are some of your first memories? How have the little things shaped your journey? Let's keep the conversation going and share the stories that make us who we are. Here's to all our beginnings and the adventures that lie ahead!



Hey Cory

You’re an amazing storyteller! And a great sense of humor. I shall learn from you since I can’t refrain from my inculcated Medical jargon… I have plenty of material to publish, website-building slows me down dramatically 🤯 I m a tech-illiterate! Yesterday I managed to edit my Wordpress Enfold logo with the help of an online developer included in the paid Wordpress Enfold software, nearly there… everybody rates it best host for business though most complex to build for beginners however, it pays off the time if you don’t have deadlines.

That said, I try to erase my childhood memories.

I was diagnosed in adulthood, having to endure all sorts of humiliation.

You seem to having had a…

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