I've never done a blog hop before. I don't really understand them. Luckily I have my beloved Buttons! She walked me through what to do even though it was pretty well explained. I needed her assurance and I really wanted to do this one I found on another Down syndrome blog I follow, With A Little Moxie. It looked fun so I decided to make it happen.
One Truth: It's Just Parenting
When Mr. Grey was born we had to stay in the hospital 3 days because I tested positive for Group B Strep. The morning after we were discharged they called us to tell us to bring him back in, his liver wasn't functioning properly yet. Jaundice. We stayed in the hospital 3 more days until his biliruben levels were normal.
When Lumpy was about a month old I noticed a bulge near his groin, it made weird squishy noises if I poked it. He had a weakness in his lower abdominal muscles and his intestines had slipped through. At 2 months old he had a surgery to repair his inguinal hernia.
Then came Baby Hulk with his extra chromosome! I had really rough starts with ALL of my babies! After you get done being terrified for your baby it's just parenting. You trust your instincts and pick up on
cues from your child. Whether they have 2 copies or 3 of the 21st
chromosome. Making the best choices you can for them. I made the choice to send Mr Grey to preschool when he was four because he had serious personal space issues. I didn't do it so he could learn his letters and numbers. I did it so he could learn to interact with other kids. I sent 3 year old Lumpy to preschool because he still couldn't count past three! These are decisions I made for my children as a parent based on what I saw from them. I will send Baby Hulk to preschool too. When depends on what I see in him, same as his big brothers.
One Tip: Live in the Present
That was my biggest mistake in the beginning. I was so worried about what could be wrong or what could go wrong. I had a serious case of the "what if's". Right now is where we are and right now is what matters. It is 2013! Science is an amazing thing! Leukemia can be cured! By the time Baby Hulk is an age where we have to worry about Alzheimer there could very well be a cure for that! So let's not worry about it now!
I did it! What fun!