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Connecting the Rainbow
"Y'all - don't miss it. Don't get so caught up in what your sweet baby is doing or not doing. Don't obsess about this step or the next step or the one after that or what is going to happen twenty years down the line. Because one day you'll look at baby pictures and think about how adorable that baby was and how all you can remember is therapy and you can't even remember what her hair smelled like. So, ENJOY your baby. It doesn't matter when they walk or crawl or talk. It matters that they are here and that you love them and that they know it. Just don't miss it."
I am so sad and frustrated. Last night was another sleepless night. Finn seemed fine when I put him to bed but woke up a couple hours later with a horrible barking cough and a fever, and then this morning he was vomiting. You know, the thing is, he doesn't seem like a frail, sickly baby. I mean, he's strong, he's good sized, he's active . . . but damn, he's always sick it seems like, and I just feel like crying. I really don't think - in fact, I know - that he ever completely got over the last round of bronchiolitis from a couple weeks ago, despite a 10-day cycle of amoxicillan and the fact that I'm still giving him albuterol syrup by mouth a couple times a day. But that cough has just hung on, and now it seems like it's taken a total turn for the worse again. So we're off to the pediatrician a-freaking-gain this morning (this time with 3 other kids in tow). Aaaauuuugggghhhhh!!!!!
On July 7, 2008 our sixth child, Finnian, was born at home into loving hands. Shortly after he was born, we learned that he has Down syndrome. This is the ongoing story of how our family is being transformed by this little boy.
Hi! I'm Lisa, a 40-something Wonder Mom to six kiddos: Kevin (14), Joey (9), twins, Annabelle and Daisy (6), Lilah (4) and Finnian (3). Oh, and my husband is the multi-talented Michael. He tries to keep me in check, but I just keep on writing.