When making meals for Kara, I try to incorporate different textures, colors and tastes. Adding these things helps to wake up the sensory system and encourages Kara to stuff her face like she does so very often 🙂 I also like to make enough so I'm able to sit down and enjoy it with her. Mealtime isn't just for eating, it also builds social skills!
Even on the roughest of days, she can still make my heart flutter. I know that my feisty little girl will grow into a vivacious woman someday & that every second I spend with her is not something to be taken for granted. I kissed many wet eyes and snotty noses this month, but I wouldn't trade being her mom for anything.
I am not one of those girls who dreamed of being a mom. The thought terrified me, confused me, and frankly, it grossed me out a bit. I knew that I would have kids someday. I knew that I would want them someday (probably). I figured that I would deal with it when the time came.
In honor of my Baby Lemonade, for the month of October I decided to open this blog up to questions & post the answers each week, vowing that I wouldn't be offended no matter how ignorant or rude you thought you were being.
If you search #DownSyndromeAwareness on any social media platform you will find oodles of great information that shows what its like to HAVE someone, KNOW someone, BE someone with DS. I'd like to do my part in honor of my daughter - so for the month of October I am taking your questions. ALL of them. The good & the bad.
We have done lots of laughing & smiling this past month. As the weather fades into fall it seems like everything is enhanced. Mornings are cuddlier. Meal time is messier. Bath time is splashier. Mom is funnier. Tickle spots are ticklier.
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and while there are troops out spreading knowledge, I thought I'd do my part by giving you a PASS for all those questions that you might have asked yourself while following along on our journey.