Mary is four months old! What a month it has been! We started working with the Early Intervention group here and have had a few sessions with them. We are getting some great advice and the work with Mary is showing some great progress already. I will be doing a post on this soon. Her … Continue reading Four months old!
Mary is now three months old! She is getting stronger every day! While she has great head control, she still has low muscle tone so keeping it upright is still work. It is noticeable less floppy though. We are doing lots of tummy time to help with this, holding down her hips as her occupational … Continue reading Three months old!
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
Another year has just flown by. I look back on what happened this year, surprised by it all. This year has truly brought a lot into my life individually and our life as a family. When the year began, Bryan and I were dating and discussing how the future looked for us. He was cultivating … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
Mary is now two months old! My baby is looking less and less like a newborn and more like an infant. She is awake about as much as she is asleep and getting more interactive with the world around her. She especially loves bright colors, fixating on them for long periods. I guess it's a … Continue reading Two months old!
I love this time of year. I love how colorful everything is. I love how imagination abounds this time of year, the wonder in children’s eyes. I love the family time and the delight in the exchange of gifts. What I don’t like is the cold, but even the chill of winter adds to the … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Bryan and I are a part of an amazing community: the Renaissance Festival community. I have been attending Renaissance Festivals since 2000. In these years, I have met many amazing people. About 90% of my friends are from this community. In fact, it’s where Bryan and I met! One thing I love about the RenFest … Continue reading Communities
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!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A day where we think about all that we have and are thankful for. Today, and every day, I am thankful for my friends and my family. People that are there for us and support us in times of need. Without them, this journey of parenthood would be so much harder. I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!