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Carrie R.

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I'm a Midwestern girl who's becoming a Southern belle. This is my story of life with my farmer-turned-professor husband, two exceptional little boys, and one extraordinary little girl who happens to have Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. The stories you are about to read are all real; I couldn't make... Full Bio
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Medical Adventures with Miss Banana: Leukemia? by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have received two phone calls in my life that are so deeply impressed in my brain that I will never forget them.  The first came when we received the news that Miss B mig ... Read on »
New Year's Resolutions by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome When I make New Year's Resolutions, I really make New Year's Resolutions. I hate when I fail to fulfill them.  Makes me feel like a quitter.  And who wants to feel like ... Read on »
Avoidance Blogging. Alternate Title: The Moving Month by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Some of you may have wondered what happened to your Midwest-girl-turning-Southern-belle over the past month.  Well, I'll tell you. I've gone back to being just a stra ... Read on »
The Other Side of the Card. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome While I am currently focused on our upcoming move and in the thick of trying to keep my house clean for potential buyers (Side note: Anybody want to buy my house?  And: Plea ... Read on »
Welcome Back to the Pinball-Machine-Life by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome After our crazy year with Miss B's diagnosis, Dr. C's PhD, Miss B's birth, Open Heart surgery and then our move down here to a state I'd never even visited before...I was in ... Read on »
The Third Year. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Three years ago yesterday, I got a phone call that would change our lives forever.  Three years ago yesterday, we got the results back from my quad screen test that indicate ... Read on »
My Favorite Spot Is Down At The Park. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Swing high, swing low Slide fast, slide slow Climb up, climb down The park's my favorite place to run around Read on »
Fall Travel Journal: A Perfect Ending. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome While Dr. C was working on his PhD in Nebraska, we had the privilege of getting to know some these un-related family members.  After we moved to The South, we unfortunat ... Read on »
Just for Fun. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The Village has zero shopping opportunities (unless you count Wal-Mart, which I do not).  To make up for all the times that I don't get to go shopping at home, today I v ... Read on »
Fall Travel Journal: Remember the Alamo. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome  My favorite quote of the day came from Davy Crockett--the frontier legend that joined the fight at the Alamo and gave it his all.  "I told the people in my district ... Read on »
Genetics Lesson. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I thought I'd share a little genetics lesson. From the National Down Syndrome Society In every cell in the human body there i ... Read on »
Fall Travel Journal: The First Day by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome   Shamu waving goodbye.  Although as far as I could tell, they call ALL of the killer whales Shamu.  So this could really be Shamu the Third or ... Read on »
Traveling. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Another quick post. We went to bed at 3AM this morning, got up at 8AM, drove until 3:30PM, then spent 7 hours at Sea World.  (Sorry, pictures aren't uploading right now). ... Read on »
Road Trip. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome San Antonio Riverwalk--Picture from Accessiblevans.com Next time I'll be posting from the Lone Star State! Read on »
Sometimes, Kids Know Best. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here's the Update from Miss B's big-girl bed transition . Fearless is very protective of Miss B.  While he isn't always extra-careful with her himself, when other people ... Read on »
Five Queens. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Every parent looks forward to the future of their child and has hopes and dreams for them.  All mothers want their children to be loved, successful, happy, well liked, and j ... Read on »
10 Reasons. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome b) We become hunters and don't want to buy the orange vest c) We find out someone is taking pictures from space and we want to make sure they can see us.  7. When ... Read on »
Moving Up. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's been a busy Sunday, so the BuddyWalk post will have to wait until tomorrow.  Instead, Miss Banana has exciting news If you look waaaay back there, you can see my lit ... Read on »
Preview. by Carrie R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome From BuddyWalk.org : The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote a ... Read on »