Today I will celebrate Leilani for the person she is and will become someday. And if you’ve met her, you know she is one spunky adorable little girl that lights up a room with her smile and her laughter. I will also celebrate the people in our lives that have accepted her and are teaching their children and families the love and compassion and acceptance of others. Those people are true advocates for Leilani just as much as we try to be! Thank you 🙂 and Happy World Down Syndrome Day! Spread the word!
I fell asleep on the couch last night, which is a usual occurrence these days. I sleep for about an hour, get uncomfortable and then slowly get up, brush my teeth, wash my face and climb into bed. An hour or two of good, uninterrupted sleep goes a long ways it seems. This Wednesday I […]
So I’m going to start by saying that this is probably more of a gift guide for Mom’s – because I know for a fact that half of the things on this list were not attractive to me as a single woman, or a married woman with no kids. Some of them however, would have […]
Today I am 28 weeks, which is officially the start of the third trimester. That’s so exciting and scary at the same time! The last trimester was when it started to get rough when I was pregnant with Leilani.
Holy Crap! Leilani is 18 months old today! I don’t even know where to start with her. The fact that she has been in our lives for a year and a half is crazy to me. We are so proud of the little girl she has become and we’re so excited for her future!
Well, it’s true – having your second baby is SO different than having your first. We’ve reached 20 weeks today (halfway there!) and I have exactly 4 pictures of my bump. At this point with Leilani, I was taking a picture almost every week starting at something ridiculous like week 5. But who has time for that […]
Leilani’s story/diagnosis is so different than most. Most people find out if their child has Down Syndrome either while they are pregnant, or the day they are born (or shortly thereafter). We had almost a full year of not knowing. And let me tell you, it was such a blessing in disguise.
Knowledge is power. Do your research. Don’t just repeat things that you’ve heard from other people. If you are going to talk about something like Down Syndrome, please know what you are talking about. Please understand that some things aren’t acceptable to say and may come off as offensive. Please don’t write my daughter’s future because of a diagnosis. All people are different, whether they have Down Syndrome or not. If you have questions, ask.
This is the story of 1 amazing little girl, and how she has changed our lives…forever. She continues to change our lives every single day. Maybe she’ll change yours too.
If you missed my initial post about the strawberries, you can find it here! I finally used up the last bit of strawberries! First, I made strawberry ice cubes. Basically I put a bunch of strawberries in the food processor, pulsed until they were pureed, but still chunky, and then put them in my food […]