Sunday, October 23, 2011


Gracyn David

Proud Big Brother Asa

8 lbs 5 oz 19 inches

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Things I'll Miss

Friday brings a whole new life for our family, in more ways then an actually life addition. It brings drastic changes to our everyday. I keep thinking of the things I'll miss with only having one child, a child at times I can't get enough of cause he is all of me, he completes me.

Like, laying in bed in the morning watching TV, he lays beside me and randomly rolls over, throws his arm around my neck, says "Mom" and gives me a big kiss. He'll lay there a sec and I'll say thank you, I love you Buddy, or driving in the car and having our time, singing to the radio, watching for buses, trucks and horses. It's our chill time and we hang like best friends. There are so many more times when it's just him and me and now it's going to be him, me and a little brother who's going to have to share the time.

I know in a couple years his brother will mean the world to him, but our world has completely revolved around Asa and his needs for the past 4 years, it's going to be a tough balance at times. I hope I can be the Mom that can give it all and then still have the energy to give a little more.

I will post pictures as soon as I am able.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October is National Down syndrome Awareness Month

I should be blogging 31 for 21, bringing the awareness of the month one day at a time through my blog for those fantastic 3 copies of the 21st chromosome! I would LOVE to, but the days are going to be limited for me in the month of October! I do have a little bit on my plate at the moment, Asa's little brother should be arriving anytime in the next week and a half and rendering me out of commission for the majority of October. I shall sit back and enjoy the richness of life and the ever changing colors of the month (hopefully all the rain won't turn the foliage brown and just make it fall off the trees, we've had SO MUCH RAIN!).


By now we would have done our Buddy Walk in Concord, but there wasn't one this year. The excuse from the board at the Northern New England Down syndrome Congress was that there wasn't enough volunteers, but there was never any mention that the walk would be cancelled without those volunteers! No desperate plea for all hands on deck. I was bummed because this was the one thing that brought us closer to the Down syndrome community in our state. Our regional area support group does not get together and I know I need to take a stand and insert myself in a more active role, at least locally. The NNEDSC meets an hour and sometimes 2 hours drive for me on Wednesday nights, if I lived closer I would so totally be there.

I will try to post periodically. In the mean time, here are some fall pics from the pumpkin patch last year! ENJOY and Happy October!

We'll hunt for the perfect pumpkin again this year, I'm not sure that this field survived the flooding from Hurricane Irene. We might need to search out a new Pumpkin Patch for picking!

About Me

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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.