Today was our first visit with the group at the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome. I admit, I was feeling a bit anxious about it. What would they say about Mary and her development? What have we been doing wrong? Right? So many unknowns for me and that never helps. The team consisted of a … Continue reading Down Syndrome Center: visit 1
On Thursday, Mary had her cardiology follow-up. It started with an EKG and she did great! No cries for anything as they put the pads on her. The hard part was keeping the clips on the pads because she kept trying to play with them and grabbing them. We ended up handing her a toy … Continue reading Cardiology, Chiropractor and more
Mary is now a month old! Time has flown by so fast. Every day is a new adventure for her. You can tell that she is discovering more of the world around her. She will look around with wide eyes at the colors and faces around her. She loves being held, especially chest to chest. … Continue reading One month old!
Mary is now a week old. Amazing how fast time goes. She had her first check-up already. She is down to 7lbs 9oz which is actually great. I was so worried that she would have lost more because of the feeding issues we were having in the beginning. Luckily, her latch/suction is good and strong. … Continue reading A week into this
I cannot believe we are already at 36 weeks! The time has just flown by. About a week and a half ago, I started having preterm labor contractions. That became a bit worrisome since I was still early. My doctor had us go to the Labor & Delivery triage where they monitored me. After awhile, … Continue reading Ultrasounds and updates
A few weeks ago we started the weekly Bio-Physical Profiles (BPP) for Mary to make sure all is going well. It is an ultrasound where they check for specific things. The baby will be rated on a scaled of 1-10 based on that week’s ultrasound. If the baby’s score drops below an 8, additional monitoring … Continue reading BPPs
I’ve been reading a lot of blogs over a lot of years. Blogs about being a single mom, going through divorce, being a parent of children with special needs, and now about Down syndrome. And I’ve noticed some things that a lot of blogs about life have in common. The tough stuff is discussed and … Continue reading Real Feelings