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Buddy Walk and How You Can Help!

We had do much fun at the Buddy Walk this past weekend. If you aren’t familiar, it is a walk benefitting Down syndrome. Hundreds of families and friends gathered at a park in Birmingham to hang out, eat, and celebrate

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Navigating Our Normal

I hate that it has been so long since my last update. I just set a reminder on my phone to update more often because I want to have a virtual scrapbook of our lives and of our normal. I

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Here’s the Truth…

I have shared with many, and even wrote about it throughout blog posts on here, that although it was really hard for me to find out about Gracie’s diagnosis so early in my pregnancy, I am so grateful that it

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Happy Tears

When you find yourself crying in an elevator, it seems like a good time to dust off the blog and give an update! Gracie had her yearly cardio checkup and her heart looks PERFECT. The cardiologist doesn’t see why her

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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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