It's hard to believe that today marks two years since my first blog post here. Last year I wrote about so much that had happened in that first year. I thought I would continue with year two! Last year at this time, Mary was rolling to get where she wanted. Now, she is walking everywhere … Continue reading Two years!
2019 has come in with a big boom. At the end of January, my uncle passed away very unexpectedly. That weekend, my parents were on their way out of state to attend his funeral. They reached just beyond the half way point when they were in a very serious car accident and were seriously injured … Continue reading Daycare in a hurry
We are officially in 2019 and I realized I did not do a 2018 in review pos (I blame the craziness and busyness of the holidays!). Instead, I want to do a look into 2019 and what our plans and goals are as a family. The big one this year is a wedding…our wedding! This … Continue reading Looking ahead in 2019
Mary is officially one year old! Where does the time go? We have had a crazy, busy year of appointments, milestones, adventures, and experiences. It has been amazing watching her grow, and the bond between Mary and Alex grow as well. Motor skills: Mary just recently started to figure out crawling. It has been interesting … Continue reading Mary is 1!
It’s that time of year. School has been in session for a few weeks, like Alex’s school, or just starting, like his best friend’s school. With a new school year come new classmates as well. Depending on your child’s age, they may be getting to the point where they notice that some of their classmates … Continue reading My child’s classmate has special needs
Seven years ago today, I was in the hospital giving birth to Alex. Today, he is proudly wearing his dinosaur 7 birthday shirt and talking about the dinosaur exhibit we are seeing this weekend. Tonight we will go out to dinner at his choice of restaurant. Today, we celebrate 7 years of this amazing boy. … Continue reading Seven years old! Where does the time go?
Today marks one year since we began this blog. One year (and two days) since we received Mary’s Down syndrome diagnosis. One year since our world turned upside down for us….again. One year since we decided to share our journey with everyone. What a year it has been too! Mary was born, a wonderful healthy … Continue reading One Year!
My loved one just found out their child has special needs. What can I do/say? What should I not do/say? First off, kudos to you for wanting to be the best support person you can be for your loved one. Finding out your child has special needs can be hard news to take. Feeling helpless … Continue reading Supporting a new parent
It has been 5 months since Mary joined the world and Alex absolutely adores her still. He loves that she smiles at him and holds his finger with her little hand. If she gets upset, he will rush over and try to calm her down saying “Shh Mary, I’m here. It’s me, your big brother.” … Continue reading Adjustments in the Family
Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is a result of 3 copies of the 21st chromosome instead of the typical 2. Trisomy 21 happens prior conception. There is no way to prevent it. The cause of this is still unknown Down syndrome is not an illness or a disease. It is a condition or syndrome. You … Continue reading 21 Facts about Down syndrome for Down Syndrome Awareness Day