Birth Parent Shaming

If you would have asked me seven years ago if I wanted a relationship with our future birth family, I probably hadn't given the idea much thought. When we were in the process of our adoption, the birth family was actually the last thing on our minds. Not because we didn't care about them, of…

He Calls Me Bob

I knew that language would be slow coming for Baby #4.  After all, some kids with Down syndrome have very limited to no speech; others are able to communicate quite proficiently.  There is no way to tell how far our guys’ speech ability will develop, but when he started to say some words at around…

Behold This Beauty!

Tonight when I put Baby #4 to bed, he gave me a very long hug.  He doesn’t hug that much anymore.  You see, he has faucets to find, dogs to bother, cabinets to clean out, and laundry to scatter.  He MIGHT play with toys if he feels like it, for sure if somebody plays with…