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3 months

Yikes, blog world. It’s been almost 3 months since our last update. Let me take a moment to do a little updating and then we can move on to regular posts in the weeks and months to come. We’ve had

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Leaps and Bounds

It’s been a while since I posted. Life has been busy with work, play, and therapy – but not full of doctor appointments or anything bad, just normal life! Our Gracie bug has been growing like a weed. I mentioned

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To the Mom Who Just Got A Down Syndrome Diagnosis:

I know you’re scared. I was there. I remember sitting in a crowded room, literally shaking when I was on the phone with my doctor as she said the words, “your test came back positive for Down syndrome.” I remember

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We Hate Petechiae

I mentioned in previous posts that Gracie has been having a tough ride on the sickness train the last few months. In addition to not feeling well, she wasn’t eating a lot, and not napping well at school, so she

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One Year

One Year. One year since we handed you over to a stranger for them to crack your chest open and fix your heart. It makes me shudder to think about it now. Such a huge, invasive surgery on such a

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Sorry, friends. We’ve been a little MIA. Gracie bug has had her fair share of sickness in the last month, so we’ve been trying to balance that, some new therapy, and busy schedules! About a month ago, she got pretty

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If You’re Happy and You Know It…

The last couple of weeks have been really happy in our household! Gracie has had a couple of different milestones that we are excited about! She has started holding her hands out for us when she wants to be picked

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Moving At Her Own Pace

We’ve been working so hard at therapy lately! Drinking from our straw cup and learning to go from sitting to standing are some of our focuses. We are still working really hard on crawling, getting to a sitting position, and

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To the Person Who Stole My Life

I know you’re reading this. After all, this blog is where you stole all my pictures, happy moments, fear for upcoming heart surgery, and the beautiful story of Gracie’s birth. You simply changed the names, some dates, and some of

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Running, Crawling, and Tiger the “Baby”

I would say the reason I haven’t updated in a few weeks is because things have been slow and boring, but that is absolutely WRONG. We have had a really busy and fun last few weeks since Gracie turned one!

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