Cutie #3 – The first two weeks

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Waiting for our doc

He’s a keeper. I’m just going to put that out there. I’m a little concerned about the drive to Minnesota, but with big brother stepping up as he has been, I think we might just make it.

I can’t tell you how different this baby experience is from our last one. His body does most of the things he is asking it to do without hesitation. This is amazing after watching #2 coax her body to comply for the past five years. His head and neck respond to him. His bowel obeys him. Things I had forgotten come naturally to most, also come naturally to him. It is a fascinating journey, and I am so grateful he chose us.

So far, he’s 9 lbs. 9 oz. and eats about 15 hours per day – at least it seems like that. I believe I have a new appendage.  Somehow I slept the whole night last night – I only got up to pump, and Prince Charming must have gotten up to feed him. Milk’s gone; no one is crying. Life is good.

He attended his first conference on Friday. The USC UCEDD Community Education Conference this spring focused on Down syndrome. My colleague and I were invited to present a week before I found out Cutie #3 was on his way, so off we went. I believe I was the only presenter holding a newborn during her presentation. If I find the presentation online, I will share to prove it.

The dogs are a bit neglected, but they have each other. It will all work out just fine.

 

 

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