Yearly Archives: 2014

Giggle

Gracie is 10 months old, and although we have gotten lots of smiles from her, she has not laughed once. I’ve asked her therapists and doctors about it, and there really isn’t an answer, just that she wasn’t there yet…until

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We Can Hear!

We have had a busy couple of weeks, but one fantastic thing that happened is we learned Gracie can hear just fine! We’ve been concerned about her hearing because she is not talking or babbling and she also won’t respond

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People-First Language

Something I never thought about before Gracie was people-first language. I can’t put it in better terms than The Arc, an organization that advocates for people with disabilities, and also where Gracie gets her in-home therapy, so here is what

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October = Busy

I didn’t do too well on blogging during Down syndrome awareness month, did I? Oh well. Life was a little crazy this month. We have been to a few football games, introduced Gracie and the Bell Center to my coworkers,

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Don’t Feel Sorry for Us

[October is National Down Syndrome Month. This post is one of a few where we will share some of what we’ve experienced in our first 7 months of being a part of the DS community.] You may or may not

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Alabama Down Syndrome Day

Happy Alabama Down Syndrome Day! How amazing to have a day in our state to celebrate the specialness of Gracie. We are so blessed to have her in our lives. This month is Down syndrome awareness month, so I’ll be

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Check, Check, Check!

Gracie’s surgery for tubes went great! Initially, they had told me we may have to stay a while for observation or even spend the night, depending on how Gracie did, but our doctor said it went great and by 10

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Tubes, Therapy, and Football!

No doctor appointments for Gracie since our last blog post – that’s a record! We did get the results from her blood work back last week. Our pediatrician was checking her thyroid and had a CBC (complete blood test) run.

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Sweet Community and Lots of Appointments

We have had a busy and fun couple of days! First, I am so excited to see that my most recent post, “Dear Richard Dawkins,” has had over 11,000 different people view it so far! That’s amazing because however you

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Dear Richard Dawkins

I recently read your Twitter rant about your support of aborting babies with Down syndrome. It started with someone asking your opinion on the matter and you answered her, but then you continued. As I read your statements, I’ll go so

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