Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Wysdom

I can hardly believe that Wysdom is 3. I am so excited for this big milestone.

Three years ago I gave birth to a very small 4 pound baby who had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. My labour was an eventful one. It actually ended up being an emergency c section. Wysdom's heart could not take the stress of the contractions and after about 12 hours with lots of poking a c section was scheduled. You can read the whole story here.

Wysdom was born with a feisty cry. He was beautiful and that was all I saw. Pure beauty. I got to hold him before they whisked him away to monitor his heart, because he was born with a AVSD (heart defect). Although the road has not always been easy, especially dealing with open heart surgery, an ng tube and g tube. Having Wysdom has been one of the most rewarding things in my life.

Wysdom has blessed our lives with LOVE, LAUGHTER and such SPIRIT that I can barely describe it. Never have I regretted having him and if there is one thing that I could tell other mom's with a prenatal diagnosis is that your child is beautiful. We could not imagine our lives without Wysdom. Blyss loves her brother so much that she has made her own chocolate cake with decorations, bought a present and filled a surprise box full of balloons for her brother.

If I was asked to share one thing about our lives, I would say " when you get that prenatal diagnosis of having a child with DS the gloomy delivery of the information they give you and the sad faces are just not accurate". Very few tell you how your life will be enriched and full of love. That you will love your child unconditionally and that you will learn so many new things about yourself.

Happy Birthday my big boy!!! We love you more than words can say.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Preschool, Buddy Walk and More.

Well it has been busy. I can't believe that I have not posted on here for so long. Even though it has been extremely busy, things are also very good. Wysdom although he happens to be sick this week( with a cold and infection) he is doing good.

Wysdom started going to preschool 2 days a week at our local centre. He seems to be adjusting really well. We stay there with him and can watch him via an observation room. He is making lots of progress, staying in the room by himself and finally getting him to sit at the snack table.:)

Right now we have not used the g tube for months and months. So we have been seen by our pedi and now going back to the specialist who put it in and setting a plan in place for getting it out. Wysdom is still eating a pureed blend of food, however we have made HUGE progress with his food.

We recently had our local Buddy Walk and the children loved it. Wysdom was a hoot. He held his little sign and waved it at the cars and people. This is so funny and really amused us because he never really holds onto anything for that long. So it was cute to see him do that.

I will try to post some new pics and video's soon. Just wanted to let you know that we are still here and okay.