Her cold demeanor was unfriendly and I knew to her, I was just another "statistic" instead of the mother of two and soon to be three, strong and capable by God's grace, ready to fight for my daughter.
October is... DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH! If you were to ask me before I was pregnant with Bernadette what October meant to me, I would have answered all things fall. Pumpkins, sweaters, boots, and scarves. Those things are all lovely and the absolute essence of fall and kick off the holiday season in my book.... Continue Reading →
Friday's are for ballet, for my middle that is. She's only been in ballet for a couple of weeks now, but I am already seeing that it is proving to be an excellent fit for her at the moment. She tried gymnastics because she wanted to be in class with her big sister, but we... Continue Reading →
I love having a baby with Down Syndrome. Really, I do. Of course, we have some really hard days. As moms, don't we all? We all face certain challenges with our kids that maybe we didn't expect or anticipate. That's part of being a mom. We can't quantify our hards, meaning we can't say my... Continue Reading →
I have to admit, before I had Bernadette I was very ignorant in all things related to Down Syndrome. In my entire life, I had only known 2 people who had Down syndrome, both beautiful ladies, a few years older than me. One I grew up across the street from, the other from church. I... Continue Reading →
I have sat down numerous times to write this post. I have started and stopped, walked away, tried again and again, lost a draft, deleted another. I just cannot seem to find the words adequate enough to convey my inner most thoughts. I have thought that maybe this was because it was not meant to be.... Continue Reading →
I can't pinpoint where the emotional lows are coming from right now, but the past couple of weeks have had some ups followed by some downs. There seems to be a lot on the horizon for us and for Bernadette but in an odd way it's all starting to feel more normal. Not easy, but... Continue Reading →
I was just over half way through the pregnancy when it was confirmed that my baby girl I was carrying in my womb had Down syndrome. I had a blood test done that is 99% accurate for detecting for Down syndrome. The results came back 99% positive that she did in fact have Down syndrome... Continue Reading →