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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."
It's a trip: Finnian's crawling has progressed to the point that he is navigating his way from room to room, all over the house. Just now, he came looking for me, crawling all the way from the living room into the kitchen - which, if you were familiar with our house, you would know is quite an impressive distance for a baby who has not been crawling for all that long. I feel amazed and in awe of him. And it's funny, because when I stop and think about it, it almost (but not quite) seems silly. I mean, all of my other babies were doing this very thing long before the age Finn is now. And of course when they did it, and when they mastered each new skill and achieved each new milestone, I applauded them and celebrated . . . but it was different. It's that much sweeter with Finn because he has to work a little harder to get there. I feel so proud of him. And by the look on his face, he seems pretty proud of himself, too.
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.