Our journey through a prenatal Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) diagnosis and beyond

I wish it were possible to recognize at the beginning of our life’s story what an incredible journey we are truly on. If so, I would have sat down years ago and begun documenting all the ordinary and extraordinary events in this amazing life I have been blessed with. Sometimes, though, it may take just one more thing to open your eyes into the beauty of the life you have led and causes you to pause and truly count the blessings that are now so many they will never be enumerated.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Milk. Boo.

Well, it was bound to happen. (although I was wishing it wouldn't)

We are now 4/4 for milk allergies and kids. Boo.

A few nights ago, O started with bumps on his face and spitting up.  Tell-tale signs from the kids before.  After a few more feedings and some research, we decided that going back to the Nutramigen was best.  Even after a day, I think the little guy is feeling better.  So it is so worth it.  Back to scavenging for Enfamil rebate checks ;)

Other than that, things are status quo around here.  It is a bit crazy with four little people and it seems as though there is never enough time to spend with them, my hubby or myself.  Hoping that things are settling down a bit and that we can resume a more normal schedule.  That will help a lot.  I am also realizing how much I do for the kids that they could potentially do themselves.  No more enabling, I suppose...

I am confident we will find a new rhythm soon and the nice weather that seems to be on the horizon will help a lot too.  Having a baby in the winter is a big change.  It can be isolating with several little people at home (I am pretty sure Target employees notice my absence) and I am missing the adult time and cinnamon crunch bagels at Panera, but this too shall pass (I hope!).  It becomes even more of a challenge when we are home bound.  Thankfully the weather is warming up and the discussion of windchills is becoming less.

It was gorgeous here this weekend with the snow and we were able to play outside.  Colton is almost fully healed so he was THRILLED to be able to play outside and even sledded with us a bunch.  What a fun time!

Praying for continued good health in our home and the new normal to settle in. Enjoy some pics of my favorite people in the world :)

1 comment:

  1. Status quo is always good! I know what you mean about getting into a new normal. Even though its just 2 tots here, things are definitely crazy with all the appts! Hoping the weather gets a little bit nicer for you guys so you can get out!


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