I will never forgot the day. A day that is forever engraved into my memory. During our hospital stays, there were limited moments I could hold Bernadette. It was always complicated to hold her. It required getting a nurse to put her in my arms because of her many lines and and leads. It wasn’t [...]
But what has really been on my mind this holiday season is what gifts can I give my girls, gifts beyond the physical things. The gifts that will remain in them for years to come.
I love this month. I love that there is a whole month dedicated in bringing focus to the things that we are truly thankful for. This year, I have so so much to be thankful for. As I reflect back on the days and months throughout the past year, at the very top of my [...]
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 [...]
Can I just be real with you? This month is NICU awareness month. I have so many things I wish I could say about it, but I am struggling to type the words. Mostly because our time spent in the NICU with Bernadette was painful. She was sick. She was struggling. I spent days sitting [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]