Unexpected Blessings: So it begins...

Monday, January 17, 2011

So it begins...

It's been seven weeks since I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl, Augusta.  That means I have been on this roller coaster ride of emotions for forty-nine days.  It's been quite a ride to say the least.  You name the emotion - happy, sad, scared, crazy, thankful, blessed, overwhelmed, confused, angry - and I've felt it.  A lot has changed since that fateful day in the hospital where the doctors told us our baby girl had down syndrome.  We've seen more doctors than I can count, have already started physical and occupational therapy, and are trying to keep our routine as normal as possible for the sake of our two-year-old son, Maverick.  However, one thing hasn't changed...and that is the love we have for our little angel.  Did we plan for this?  No.  Did I pray that something like this wouldn't happen?  Absolutely.  Would I trade her in for a daughter without down syndrome?  Not in a million years.  I've gone back in forth on whether to start a blog.  My main motivation is to give me the emotional outlet I desparately need right now, and keep friends and family informed about her progress.  And maybe, just maybe, my words will inspire others that sometimes the greatest blessings in life are the unexpected ones.  And so it begins...my blog.     


Blogger Kristen said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and will undoubtedly bless you in ways you cannot yet fathom. You are an amazing mom and I can tell by your thoughts on this experience that you will bless her just as much as she will bless you. Best of luck.

By the way, somebody posted your blog on babycenter.com which is where I came across it.

January 23, 2011 at 9:31 AM  

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