We have a new blog post up today, folks. “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein
Brian Donovan, our second keynote speaker, opens with a series of inspirational quotes, and that one brought tears to my eyes. Before Sienna arrived, I spent so much time wondering about this baby growing inside of me. I had dreams for her and our family.........
#linkinbio #dsdn #thisisdownsyndrome #theluckyfew #youvegotthis #wevegotyou #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #nothingdown #rockinmoms #lifewithds #bandofmoms #rockinsiblings #rockinmomretreat2018 #mytribe
I haven’t been very active as I’ve been in hospital very poorly but I’m homeeee👶🏽💙🙏🏼 my new milk is making me gain weight but my family love me chubby☺️❤️ #dsdn #downsyndrome
I love how brave my nugget has become. He’s working hard in PT trusting his body and his balance and it’s really showing. He’s absolutely obsessed with playgrounds now, especially slides. I love watching the wheels turn while he figures out how to get over an obstacle and how he claps for himself when he figures it out 😊
Have mercy child, if you got any sweeter I don’t think my heart could handle it 😍
Poppy's baby gro slogan could not be more apt. She has been a fighter since being in the womb when she would kick and punch me like it was going out of fashion and she hasn't stopped all 18 days of her life. Despite the jaundice, despite the weight loss, despite the VSD and ARSA she's my little fighter who seems to be astounding every paediatrician, Dr and midwife she meets due to her muscle tone and strength. She had to go to the GP yesterday because of a chesty cough. The GP said to me who told you she had trisomy 21 because I can't see any features? I laughed and said she definitely has it, her cells were tested. Oh he says, I would definitely have missed that diagnosis if I was assessing her postnatally. I think my little superstar is tearing up the rulebook!! #nofilterneeded #dsdn #thisgirlcan #t21journey
She's on the move! But she only goes in reverse so we find her backed into funny places. She doesn't seem to mind. 😊
This Katie from Brevard county special olympics. This was her first powerlifting meet! She's made great progress and really dialed in her form in the past two months. Can't wait to see what's in store for her at States in November!
Love seeing this, powerlifting done right! Coach @kimacosta312
has Katie on the right track with amazing form. I can not emphasize how important form is. Can’t wait to see her in future competitions.
I’m late in posting this, but thank you so much to everyone who joined Lorelai’s team, donated, and cheered us at this years Buddy Fest for the NW Down Syndrome Association. It’s wonderful to take a day to celebrate this community, but we also know that advocacy today will create more opportunities for meaningful inclusion as our little girl grows up. It was our second year participating, and we look forward to many more to come for Team Disney Bound and Down.
#disneyboundanddown #DSDN #theluckyfew #downsyndromerocks #buddyfestnw #inclusion #pdx #ohana #ohanameansfamily
Who stayed dry in the SAME PAIR OF UNDERWEAR all day?!!!🙌😭
How did we go from a little baby on an exercise ball working on her core to a big girl running through therapy art work in one hand and high fives for everyone with the other 💕
Me and my baby boy 😍#dsdn
Can't believe he is almost 1 month...🤗#dsdn