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Shannon .. Registered Nurse

Jeffersonville, Indiana
I am a christian, wife, mother and Registered nurse. I blog about my life and family including my daughter, Gabi, who has Down syndrome and Tetralogy of Fallot. I'd love for you to visit us and read more about our family.
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Appreciating Our Favorite Teacher by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A few years back, when we moved 2 cities over, I was trying to pull a fast one on the school system by not changing Gabi's school. I kept her at the same daycare and was ... Read on »
Milestones by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many new or expecting parents get a grim prediction of their child or unborn child's future. I am here to tell you that children with Down syndrome do walk, talk, learn, run ... Read on »
Spread The Word to End The Word by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's that time of year again. It's time to take the pledge, but remember to abstain from the use of the word "retard" or "retarded" all year long (not just during or p ... Read on »
Where Do I Start? by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's been awhile yet again, but we took time out for enjoying my parents visiting for 3 weeks during the holidays. While Nana was here, we did a lot of shopping and redecora ... Read on »
Happy 3rd Birthday, Preston! by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Preston's Birth Story is here. Read on »
Gabi Update by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Gabi's ticks are back. They aren't the same as last time. Now they affect her whole body, and they differ from day to day. Sometimes they look intentional and other times th ... Read on »
Build A Bear by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here are our long overdue pictures from our visit to Build a Bear back on November 1st for Gabi's birthday: Arriving at Build a Bear Once inside we were having so much ... Read on »
My Little Sportacus by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Preston loves wearing his Sportacus costume and dancing to Lazytown when its on. He's so cute and really gets into the motions and mannerisms of Sportacus. Here is one video ... Read on »
Not Quiting by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Funny how time slips away so quickly! I can't believe I have gone over a month without so much as an update on this blog! Of course, I can blame it on being sick with bronch ... Read on »
Holy Double Digits, Batman! by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is a very special day! It's not just the day after Halloween. It's not just the beginning of November. It's not just All Saints Day. It's not even just Gabi's birthday. ... Read on »
2009 Capabilities Walk & Talent Show (formerly called the Buddy Walk) benefiting Down syndrome by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We had fun at our walk this year. Thanks to all who were able to contribute and/or come out to help raise awareness for Down syndrome. Here are some pics and video from our da ... Read on »
Does MENSA Need a New Member? by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I am finding it harder and harder to get anytime at all on the computer lately. Preston has become a computer junkie and a computer whiz, but we will get to that in a second. ... Read on »
Gabi Goes Bowling! by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I got an email this week informing me that our local Down syndrome association was going to start a bowling league. Usually we aren't able to go to a lot of the events because ... Read on »
Special Exposure Wednesday ~ Terrible Twos by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Preston has a very serious case of the terrible twos! This kid is NONSTOP!! Yikes! I know it's a cliche' but I really, REALLY wish I could bottle his energy! Of course, ... Read on »
Don't Make Him Talk To Daddy! by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today, Preston was playing with a toy cell phone and wanted me play with him. I was busy, but took the phone anyhow and pretended to talk to Daddy on the other end. I handed t ... Read on »
Getting It by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I wrote a letter to Gabi's teacher tonight that I thought I would share with all of you. First let me give you a little background information that will help you to understand ... Read on »
Holiday Road ~ Orlando Part 2 by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Yikes! Totally didn't mean to let so much time pass before posting more about our vacation this summer, but life happens! If you missed the first post of our vacation, you c ... Read on »
It's Time... by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's time to retire the cute little phrase at the bottom of this onsie... It's time to buy the proper equipment... It's time to pull out the big boy pants. ... Read on »
Special Exposure Wednesday ~ Halloween Planning by Shannon .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I've been watching Gabi and Preston lately when they watch LazyTown and realized that the characters in it would be perfect for Halloween costumes. Gabi will b ... Read on »