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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

It seems like we welcomed the New Year of 2018 just yesterday, where has this year gone? We officially celebrated every 1st holiday with McKenzie, we have cried over hospital beds, we celebrated McKenzie's first birthday, we have struggled to learn how to help McKenzie's sensory, we celebrated McKenzie sitting up on her own, we… Continue reading Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

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Awareness

" Down Syndrome.... What the heck is that? " When I was 16 weeks pregnant, the doctor called to tell me my blood results showed 1 and 7 chances of my baby being born with Down Syndrome - the phone call was short, but it quickly brought me to my knees. I spent weeks searching… Continue reading Awareness

Holidays! · McKenzie · Mom Life

It didn’t go as planned but, I couldn’t have planned it better.

Having a child with special needs, medical needs and ongoing illnesses has caused me to innocently forgot the big-little things, such as holidays and birthdays. I remember when I was pregnant, I loved looking at halloween costumes - imagining our babies first halloween dressed as a cute animal or tiny pumpkin, but McKenzie was recovering… Continue reading It didn’t go as planned but, I couldn’t have planned it better.

McKenzie

We will forever cherish every milestone.

We were aware McKenzie would face developmental and intellectual delays. So, we immediately took action in setting up occupational therapy and purchasing all the tools we (thought) would need to assist in her milestone accomplishments. The truth is, we found our expectations of milestones differed greatly from what we faced. Our celebrations weren't because she… Continue reading We will forever cherish every milestone.