WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, this was my FIRST post on UnoMas. It was also right after I miscarried, before Miss Ellie was even thought of. I'm really a little too hormonal right now to re-read all of these though - reading my own was enough to get the water works started. LOL
Post by momofrussell on Feb 20, 2007 22:11:52 GMT -5
I did have to giggle.. because I mentioned in my thread 2 yrs ago that Russell would let me snuggle with him if I needed to LMAO Well, someone on another board asked me recently if Russell was a snuggler.. and I said he isn't LOL Because he really doesn't want to be bothered with snuggling...
boy how he evolves LOL
Adrienne, wife of Kevin, mom of Regan 19, Russell (DS, Autism, Visually Impaired) 14 and Reece 11.
Can a grandmother weigh in? ;D My sweet Abby was born at 30 weeks and spent 80 days in the NIC-U. I visited her when she was five weeks old, and cried buckets when I saw how tiny she was...such a very, very tiny little girl!
Abby is the light of my life. I am thrilled with every report from her dad. ;D I ask each week about what she's learned to do now!
I gave Abby the Baby Praise video set. She loves them! I gave Abby a table with things that play music, and one is a little piano. She loves it. I gave her a bumble chair, a tag blanket, and curtins for her bedroom to go with a nice, heavy blanket to match.
When I've been lucky enough to visit Abby or have her visit me, she gives me the sweetest hugs and snuggles! She's the Queen of Smiles! ;D
We knew very early on that Abby would have DS. We did not know until just before she was born that she would be 10 weeks early. It was the most frightening period of my life. I prayed almost continually because I so wanted my granddaughter.
If there is anyone out there reading, and if that person wonders what it's like to have a grandchild with DS, all I can say is this. I have found a connection with Abby that I cannot explain other than to say I adore her. She is the light of my life. Each time she learns something, I'm thrilled. Each time she's sick, I'm terrified.
She has been a true blessing for her parents and for this grandmother. I'm learning so very much from her about being patient, but mostly about unconditional love.
One of the GREATEST things about Abby is that she loves the camera and the camera loves her. I get a new picture frequently, and they scroll by on my computer every time I stop typing long enough for them to start. They bring tears to my eyes every time!
Grandma to six wonderful grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters..one with DS. Here to learn and grow.
"If there is anyone out there reading, and if that person wonders what it's like to have a grandchild with DS, all I can say is this. I have found a connection with Abby that I cannot explain other than to say I adore her. She is the light of my life. Each time she learns something, I'm thrilled. Each time she's sick, I'm terrified."
WOW Char you remind me so much of my MOM and I miss her tons she passed on over 6 years now I just want to give you a BIG HUG Hmmm can you talk to my MIL whom BTW we have not seen or talked to in the last 9 years and mostly due to her not accepting Chris
Her loss I know BUT Man oh Man I feel Chris got ripped losing the Granny that loved him tons and having one here that doesn't
You are one very special person, just wanted to say that
hello, my name is joanna new mum to 4 month old leo who has tri 21 ds, shock to us all at birth, but so far a complete bundle of joy. he has just started to babble and react to things. i agree with all other postings he rarely cried to begin with for about 2 months and now only cries when really tired or really hungry. a huge smile spreads across his little face every morning at seeing us peering over the cot at him, it really melts the heart. he's generally really healthy but we have not finished all the test but so far so good. i'm very scared of what the future might hold and taking one day at a time at the moment beeing new to motherhood and to ds its all very overwhelming but having read all the postings on here everyone has made me realise we are not alone. i grandma would say that these little souls chose who to be born to and we are the lucky ones to have been picked by someone so much more precious to share our lives with. i heard on a radio station the other week by jeremy vine (england) that with all the advanced testing in medical science the choice of termination ds will one day not bless us with their presence and that would leave a very big hole in the world, and we will miss the double amount of love they give out to us. i like to beleive all these comments they are very comforting and the little soul we have been blessed with i would like to think chose very wisely as we love him soooo soooo much. looking forward to all his acheivements all of wich will bring happy tears to my eyes.
Post by elizabethsmom on Feb 21, 2008 19:00:13 GMT -5
I too am glad someone bumped this. I've only been around about 8 months and hadn't seen it, so my turn... :-)
Elizabeth also sleeps very well. Better than any of our older kids did. She is sweet and loving and somehow seems to bring happiness to everyone who interacts with her.
She has unknowingly taught my older children more about compassion and caring than I ever could; how to think and care more for others than for yourself. All of us about patience! She has truly brought our entire family even closer than they were.
And (selfish, I know), but with an 18 year old son and two 15 year old daughters, if Elizabeth is a little slower achieving each milestone along the way, I just have my "baby" a little longer! I wouldn't wish the road to be longer for her, but if it is, I'll be right there with her enjoying her "babyness" as long as she has it!
Sheryl mom to PFC Kelli (21), Amber and Tia (18-twins), Elizabeth (3/12/2007)(DS) and Lily (3/19/2007)(DS) and our youngest edition Olivia (5/17/2010) ~~wife to the great Joby!