Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Falling Asleep

Nick has been having trouble falling asleep lately. Sometimes, to get him to sleep at a reasonable time I'll lay down with him. It is an amazing thing to watch him fall asleep, one minute he's giggling or popping up and down and then next he's sound asleep. It's just that quick, in one instant from awake to asleep.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Be Silly

Yesterday after Nick came home from school, I asked him what he wanted to do, play a game? go outside & swing? watch Super Why? No. "Be silly" which meant rolling around on the floor giggling. Silly boy. He also told me that he'd gone bowling and seen his teacher from last year. I love when he shares what happened at school. He doesn't always, just the things that are important to him.

Monday, October 03, 2011

School Drop Off

Nick is at a nearby elementary that is not our home school. One of the 5th graders who's on safety patrol lives in our neighborhood and knows Nick from the pool. Whenever P is on duty when we drop Nick off she makes it a point to come to the car to help him out. This morning she was there and as soon as Nick saw P he had the biggest smile on his face that lasted until he walked into school and I could no longer see him.

It just made my day!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

M.E.'s new door

K has been working on this for M.E. since the spring, who is a major Dr. Who fan. M.E. was away for the weekend at a church retreat and it gave us the chance to install the door while she wasn't around. She was thrilled and completely surprised.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

31 for 21

O.K., going to try again this year to commit to 31 posts in the month of October for DS awareness month. Since I haven't blogged in 6 months, don't hold out much hope.

Nick turned 9 a few weeks ago, hard to believe how the time has flown. It is amazing how "normal" or "typical" our family is. Nick is a typical baby brother, he figures out the right buttons irritate his brother & sister the most. Loves to wrestle with his brother (or anyone for that matter). He can pretty much take care of his personal needs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bad Mommy Moments

We've had a couple of incidents lately that show Nick's developing skills and independence and also that we've gotten a little lax.

Last week, at the rehearsal for M.E.'s high school drama production at a local church, Nick decided it was time to go, picked up my purse, walked to the elevator, pushed the correct buttons to call the elevator and get to the first floor. Then he walked out through the parking lot to our van. Fortunately, the church has a security guard who patrols the parking lot who'd grabbed Nick before any harm could come to him.

Then Sunday afternoon, Nick plugged the iron in and managed to burn himself and the ironing board cover.


Friday, October 22, 2010


Went for my annual pap smear/well woman visit. When the nurse checked me in she went over my chart and asked was I really gravida 10, para 3. Yep, that's me. Why does it still sting a bit all these years later?

The midwife who delivered Nick did my exam, at first she didn't remember me, it had been about 6 years since I've seen her. She asked about Nick how he was doing, etc. She mentioned that she had seen a couple earlier in the week who have a prenatal diagnosis of DS in their first baby. The Mom was taking it well, but the Dad was having a hard time. If anyone can help them through this I think that Y can. Tonight, I was remembering how kind she was after Nick's birth and how she stayed and rehashed his birth. I don't know how much she knew or suspected at the time, but it was a comfort.

Wishing that couple comfort and love as they start down this journey.