Sofia's Eventful Year (about a month late)
Mental note to self- Don't rehash memories of time in NICU or look at pictures it will only make you cry thinking about how hard it was to see my baby hooked up to cords and stuff. So that being said..... I never realized how extremely grateful I am for the family and friends that I have. When Sofia was born I knew that people would be supportive and we would feel love but not to the extent that we have felt. I am also grateful for my amazing husband who when things seemed to be going wrong he held it together for us.
I'm also grateful for Aidan, who had every right to act up when Jason and I spent 2 weeks straight with Sofia on and off in NICU but didn't. Who now hugs, cuddles, kisses, and calms her. He is the best brother she could have ever been blessed with.
To my mom who was/is my rock from the start. She is the caregiver when we are at work and is a huge part of Sofia's therapy sessions. I love her and appreciate her even though I don't say it enough. She would do anything for these two and more so for Sofia. They are so lucky to have a grandmother like her.
My dad, brother, and sister are also Sofia's biggest fans. They can't stop cuddling and kissing on this girl but can you blame them? She sure is adorable.
I see so many posts on Facebook of other children who have families who absolutely adore their children with DS and I think to myself that I would have never had the opportunity to see these pictures and to appreciate my life the way it is now without this surprise gift. She has had a great year and it will only get better at the end of March. SHE GETS HER FEEDING TUBE OUT!!!!
She will feel so free and now we can get out the belly shirts, hehe, just kidding. So stay tuned because the next time I blog will be when she is tube free, unless she decides to walk before then (crossing fingers).