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We are in love. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The pregnancy. Somewhere around nine months ago, our dreams of adding to our family came true... we were pregnant again. After miscarrying not long before, we were cauti ... Read on »
About that baby gender thing. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Feeling somewhat accomplished right now after spending yesterday getting a start on painting the girls' new bedroom. We are doing major bedroom swaps to prepare for the arri ... Read on »
she is six... the annual bash. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Yesterday my baby turned six... and the thing that is even weirder to me is that we are coming up on the anniversary of her being home with us for four years. That is just c ... Read on »
one boy, one girl. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I think being an infertility patient, I always knew that twins could be in our future. But it didn't happen with Mason... and it didn't happen with Payton. So I guess I real ... Read on »
The fall season. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome As much as we enjoy relaxing... I don't think we really know how. Err wait... maybe we just don't give ourselves the chance. But it's okay... we like to be busy. And that ... Read on »
First day. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The first day of school has come and gone... and I didn't even cry. A shock, I know. Last year I was a hot mess trudging into the unknown with Payton going to kindergar ... Read on »
School is here. Summer is over. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Something about starting a new school year gets me on my game. It is like a fresh start to get my crap together. School supplies have been delivered, paperwork is complete, ... Read on »
12 weeks. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Somehow I am already almost through my first trimester of pregnancy. Other than two weeks of nausea... it has been an uneventful 12 weeks. As hard as it is for me to get ... Read on »
Expecting two. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome How was it that I worded it on facebook... something like...   Table for 7 please!! We are so excited (and shocked and nervous and excited and still shocked and...) to a ... Read on »
apraxia: two years later. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Two years ago, Payton was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. It has been a long road and we have come so far. We also have a long way to go... but we are getting th ... Read on »
Makes my heart melt. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We are in the car now. They did the raffles and then it cleared out... so Payton wanted to go. She got a keychain from the dance... she is so proud!  While we were walkin ... Read on »
Space Shuttle Discovery by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Last night I began hearing chatter of all these people who were getting up early to go see the space shuttle Discovery land at Dulles Airport. Eh? I had no idea what everyon ... Read on »
It is okay. And it is worth it. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Infertility can be a hard thing... if you let it. We have been dealing with infertility for years. By now... we know to expect the worst and hope for the best. I think. But ... Read on »
It's beyond frustrating... infertility, that is. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Somehow it's been over a year since our failed attempt to have another baby. We had two embryos frozen from when we went through in vetro fertilization with Payton. I felt s ... Read on »
A special request from Mason... by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Mason came home from school today telling me that he wants to raise money for leukemia. His school is hosting Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mas ... Read on »
... all the love in the world. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We headed upstairs as we prepared for bedtime last night. Mason and Payton were a little behind... they wanted to "get water" to take to bed with them. A common ritual in ou ... Read on »
Doing for myself. by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My girls are overly obsessed with YouTube... I have only caught them watching donkeys mate once so far. It's all good. Mostly Payton likes to watch the bird's eye view of a ... Read on »