Happy Earth Day. I happen to really like this day for many reasons, none to deep … besides the fact that I love nature & trees!
So Grady is 2 months now, I cannot believe how quickly time is passing. Each day is bittersweet for me, and somedays are better than others. I love having him as a baby and I know his challenges may be greater with each new day. So we take each day one at a time. I am learning to live differently and more completely. I am embracing everything about him each day, not worrying about tomorrow. When I wake up in the morning I often remind myself that God is giving me today, how can I be more thankful. We are in full swing of the therapy rotation now and it comes with its ups and downs. Grady still sleeps a lot and well his therapists try their best to work with him and somedays are better than others. In the three physical therapy sessions so far our therapist has had the joys of being puked on, three poopy diapers in a matter of 45 minutes, and a crying session. Progress yet? not exactly, but Grady is just a baby. I am not going to lie, somedays I wish they would just go away and let him be 2 months old like Mason was. I wish he didn’t have to be analyzed and evaluated each day, but this is part of the journey… I keep a bigger picture in mind and make sure to give extra cuddle time after therapy.
Grady is sleeping 10 hours a night, so that is our little blessing. He is eating well and we have even bigger news, we graduated from nipple shields and he is latching on unassisted! so gooooo Grady! This is an accomplishment that I can proudly say that my “typical son” Mason was unable to do, he used the shields for 6 months of BF. So I am just thrilled.
I am slowly finding routine with two kiddies! but yeah, I’m a wackadoo most days when it comes to getting anywhere on time or in order. I ask for prayers for my sanity! I turn 26 tomorrow and we will be heading out to dinner for the first time without both kiddies, oy! I am excited!!!
We are taking Grady with us to NYC for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk this weekend. My college roommate from NC State is flying in with her husband and we will be walking in honor of her mom! Betsy, her mom, is a beautiful, courageous and strong woman who happens to have Parkinson’s. I am so excited for our walk around Central park! Pictures to come soon!
Lastly, I wanted to share with you an article that has been weighing on my heart and mind the last week or so since I read it. I wanted to share it with you because it is what is going on in the world today, its an ugly truth that needs to be heard. It is not only disturbing but heart breaking. I never thought I would be such a strong advocate against abortion (or selective reduction) until I got Grady’s prenatal diagnosis. I guess the best thing I can do is pray for this couple’s salvation, choice and the sanctity of life in this country. If this couple knew the love that is Grady or felt just an ounce of Joy that he has brought us… there is no way they could have made this choice. : Article : Doctor Aborts Wrong Fetus