So nothing deep this time, but I just want to record some things that I love and enjoy about my little boy. I can't begin to describe how much fun it is to be Bear's mom. He's doing the silliest things now--from shaking his head back and forth all the time, to waving hi and bye, to sticking out his tongue and spitting at things...all so fun. I find that I spend most of my day smiling and laughing at him. I thought parenting was supposed to be hard; on the contrary, this is the best job I've ever had.
The other thing I'm reminded of here recently is how grateful I am for his health. I just remember when we first received his diagnosis that I was reading Babies with Down Syndrome which has an entire chapter devoted to health concerns/issues for individuals w/ Down syndrome. I read several pages of the chapter one evening and just broke down sobbing thinking of all the things that could go wrong with my baby. I decided to put that book on the shelf and refer to it on an as needed basis instead. And you know, I've only referred to it for teething. Not for heart defects, G-tubes, hearing loss, sight loss, leukemia, etc. There's just so much to be grateful for. I am a woman richly blessed by the health, love, and joy of my little boy.