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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."
Finn appears to be on a nursing strike. He nursed once today, at about 6:00 this morning, and that's it. Every other time I offered him the breast, he would bite me (he's back to that) and then arch his back and turn away and cry. I know he doesn't feel good - on top of being sick, he's also teething (again? still?). I wouldn't be overly concerned except that nursing is his sole source of fluid intake, aside from whatever fluid content is in the baby food he eats (which isn't much right now since he's not feeling well). We've been working to get him to take a sippy, straw, even an open cup, and so far he just hasn't mastered any of them, and in fact is getting pissed off now when I offer him any kind of cup. Gah! I'm afraid he's going to become dehydrated. Anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions??
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.