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Megan F. Patient Expert

Herndon, Virginia
I'm a 30 something mom to two sweet little gals, the youngest of whom happens to have Down syndrome. Follow along in our daily adventures and find out that Ds is NOT scary ~ it's just life.
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Wow ~ Three Years....they've gone quickly! by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here's the original post announcing Stella's arrival Announcing the arrival of Stella Marie!! She was born on April 1st at 1:53 a.m. at The Birthing Inn. She was 7 lbs ... Read on »
Monday, Monday by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today was a MOPs day.  Yay!  Quint spent the time, for the first time, in the nursery.  I think it went well and it was nice to be totally unencumbered.  In other news, I ... Read on »
DSANV Holiday Party by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We had a fabulous time at the DSANV Holiday Party.  It's always nice to see our friends and to be in an environment where Ds is the norm.  It was amazing to see how indep ... Read on »
Stella Sticking it to Us! by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We decided to let Stella buy her lunch today.  She's been getting the same staples in her lunch for a few months now and she refused to eat yesterday, so we thought, chan ... Read on »
Updates by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Audrey:  We visited with a therapist yesterday about Audrey's hair pulling.  I think we both left the appointment feeling really good about how to move forward.  We're ba ... Read on »
31 for 21 by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Well...I'm joining the party...better late than never, right? I will try my very best to blog every day in the rest of October to raise awareness about Ds. Althoug ... Read on »
And we're back... by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ...hopefully will be back in the swing of things here with the return to Fall and all things scheduled. :-) Read on »
The Deets by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am not sure why I can't seem to post here. Uninspired? Too busy? No discipline? At any rate, some recent happenings 1. I am now 30 weeks pregnant. I feel like ... Read on »
28 Weeks by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Belly Shots I have my 28 week appointment with the midwives next week. Along with the Glucose Tolerance Test (woot!). I'll post stats next week. :-) Read on »
Look Who's Two! by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Happy 2nd Birthday, Stella!! Mommy, Daddy and Audrey love you very much!! Read on »
Good Bye Snow! by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Finally...the snow is melting. I think I even see some grass peeking through the snow. Amazing! I'm hearing that the potential snow storm on Monday is looking like it ... Read on »
Buggaboos! by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We ran through a little stomach bug. Right after we were able to dig out from the killer snow storm. Fun times!! It started with Stella. She woke up {and I use tha ... Read on »
Sarah Palin as a Disability Advocate? by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A friend of mine posted this on her FB page yesterday. I found it very insightful and this was my comment on her profile page: "I am so glad that there are well spoken ... Read on »
SSDD by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hey, guess what, there's snow on the ground. That's right. It's still there. You wanna here the super fab fun part? 10-20 more inches coming this afternoon. Yay! So ... Read on »
This is just not right. by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We do *not* live in an area where we should get 20" snow storms. We definitely don't live in an area where we should get more than one 20"+ snow storm in a year. Alas, ... Read on »
Some Things to Consider. by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Just in case you wonder why I feel so strongly about the eradication of the "R" word from our vernacular, here's a post by a follow mom of a child with Ds. She says, much ... Read on »
Those Eyes. by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I know I am totally biased, but I think Audrey has the best eyes. Photographed doing her favorite thing...EATING! Read on »
Smiley. by Megan F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is Stella's go to face when the camera comes out. She's such a little ham! Cheese! and Mega Cheese. Read on »