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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."
What did Finn do? Lots of stuff: he rolled over . . . he smiled . . . he laughed . . . he nursed well and thrived . . . he said "mama" . . . he sat up on his own . . . he crawled . . . he learned the layout of his house . . . he clapped his hands . . . and so much more. So much more than a lot of people realized that he would be able to do. And we know he'll keep doing more and more. Right now, though, what he's doing is helping Jennifer and Joaquin of Three's a Charm get the word out! Buy one of these super-soft tees from Jen for $21 (in honor of T21), and she will use the money to purchase a copy of the new Gifts 2 and donate it to a local hospital, geneticists office, or pediatrician's office to help spread the word to new parents that their child, too, will do it.
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.