#Repost @upsidesofdown 💙 . "Teething on her Grabber, she’s relieving gum pain as well as strengthening her jaw muscles. But it will be a long time until those chompers emerge-it’s common for babies with Down syndrome to have delayed tooth eruption (first tooth around 12-14mos and sometimes as late as 2yrs)."
Sometimes to match means that you don’t.... but we Matched our blankie today... Worshipping makes a girl tired! Thank you Jesus I’m able to snuggle in mommies arms. This sweet little headband from the great @ophelia_the_dreamer who has had our head game strong these past few days 💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿💪🏻
My tender little angel with your sweet sweet caresses. And to think...it’s so hard to admit but it’s the truth...when you arrived I was so scared! How could I be a good mama to you? Could I give you what you need? What did you need? Why you? Why my son? What kind of life would you have? What kind of life would we have? Why could I not have the son I had imagined for 4 months. Why did you have to be dealt with that bloody extra chromosome!!! ... and then the journey to try to understand began. Books, forums, social media platforms, Down syndrome centres, meeting parents and kids, speaking with doctors, therapists, teachers, more books and Social media groups...there had to be some answers somewhere. And then something incredible happened...at 11 weeks old you smiled for the first time. And in that instant...everything about you and me made sense. In that sweet, beautiful moment I stopped searching, and realized that all my answers were already in you, in me, in your sister and in your father. In that instant it stopped being about trying to understand that extra chromosome and letting the love take over. There you were. There was my son. There is my love. Smiling up at me. Pure perfection. And in that moment my sweet angel you eradicated all my fears, grabbed me by the heart, took me into yours and locked me there forever. Thank God for my perfect little boy. And while I know not what the future holds...I know right now that all that matters is that you are beautiful in every way, you have blessed us with your presence and that whatever tomorrow brings, we’ll face it together. Today...I get to have you, my angel, hold my face in your perfect beautiful little baby hands and just treasure that moment. That’s all that matters.
I love you beyond love ❤️❤️❤️ #motherson#mytruelove#myson#mybaby#cutebabyboy#purelove#downsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness#theluckyfew#morealikethandifferent#trisomy21#t21#specialneedsmom#iamable
Ready, Set, Plunge! OK, so we didn’t really have “polar” weather yesterday for our Polar Plunge (more like 80 degrees 😁) but we did have a great time and raised a lot of $ for local @specialolympicsfl programs.
Caleb wasn’t too sure about the water at first, but he eventually “warmed up to it” (swipe). Many thanks to the @jaxsharks Dance team as well as the @jaguars @roarofthejags cheerleaders for coming out to support this event. @wawa had a huge team and actually won the fundraising category! And thanks to our buddy Amadeus for DJ’ing once again. Until next year!
@specialolympicsduval #plungeFL @99.9gatorcountry #specialolympicsfl#freezinforareason#polarplunge#playunified#liveunified#igersjax#igersjaxbeach#calebscrew 💙💛 #calebjprewitt#specialolympics#iamable