Sunday, November 25, 2012

Down syndrome thankfulness

Every Thanksgiving my blogger friend, Patti, puts out a call for us moms to send her a picture of our little one. Patti is the mother of 10 and one on the way. She is crazy but in an awesome way! Her youngest, Lily, also has Down syndrome. Us Ds mama's stick together. She is one of the reasons why this blog has readers, besides my friends and family who felt obligated to read it!

She gave the sign and I immediately sent her the cutest picture of Harper to date. Read the blog here.

There are so many cute kids and wonderful reasons we are grateful for our children. Take a minute to look at the cutes kids, read the awesome reasons we are thankful and remember to think twice about judging a child or a parent of a child who is differently-abled.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankful, happy, and some more thankful

We are amidst the season of thankfulness. I am trying to be more present and to be thankful in the present rather than looking back. That's easy to do when you have her rolling around your floor.

And even though she is pulling my hair ALL. THE. TIME. I am still thankful for her. I guess pulling hair is a typical milestone!

I think on a daily basis how blessed we are to have Harper in our lives. But it's days like Thanksgiving that make having her a tad more sweet. Starting traditions because of her melts my heart because it means my family is, well, a family. 

Hug your littles a little closer tonight. Juliet is now dancing in heaven and her parents have to live without her. Here is the link to the slideshow that was played at her funeral earlier this week. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blessed and help needed

It was about this time last year that I started praying. I took a break from it for quite a number of years. But love and the fear of losing someone that means the world to you makes you change as a person and start grasping at anything that could potential make the situation better.

My prayers and your prayers delivered. Harper soared through her surgery and her recovery. She was crowned our fighter and champion.

I haven't stopped praying. I don't go to church like I did last year before her surgery, but I don't feel required to attend to be heard.

My birthday, November 4th, marked Harper's 10 month post op from open heart surgery. More proof that she is meant to be with us.

I know I haven't posted regularly in quite sometime and I am working on mending that. I haven't seen the comments as I did a year ago. But I know you, my readers, are still there. I see the traffic and am well aware that I still have a captive audience.

I am asking a favor. You pulled through for us many times but now it's time to pay it forward and help out another baby girl in need.


Juliet is over a month old. She has surpassed all expectations. But she has started to struggle. She is now on oxygen 24/7 and without it turns blue. I have linked up to Allie's blog before but the need is stronger today than ever before. You can find it here.


This family is in my thoughts on a daily basis. Harper and I talk about Juliet quite often. 

As before, please read Allie's blog and leave a comment. I know it will warm her heart and hopefully ease the stress and pain. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quick update

We have been busy! Here is a quick update in pictures! 

In the past two weeks Harper has been growing up before our eyes! She started feeding herself at school but REFUSED to do it at home! Made this mama proud and upset at the same time! But as of today, she will feed herself at home! She finally has her first tooth and is a bottomless pit

She is super close to crawling! She wiggles and rocks and is THIS close to moving! Watch out world Harper will be coming to get you soon!