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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."
. . . was today. Really pretty uneventful. He weighs 18 pounds 2 ounces - which is AWESOME. I think all the weight gain trouble he had early on has scarred me a little because I still weigh him on the baby scale at home a couple times a month. So, he's officially tripled his birth weight, and I am obviously so pleased about that. And truth be told, except for Lilah, he weighs more than any of my other babes did at a year old! He is also 28 inches long now and is in the 50th percentile for weight, height, and head circumference on the Ds growth chart - so excellent! No shots, as we are still declining vaccines for him. He did have to have blood drawn, however, to check his thyroid, as well as iron and lead levels, and we are awaiting a referral back to the audiologist for another hearing screening.
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.