A year ago today I started my blog and made my first post. I just read it to see how far we have come in a year. It was a very touching post, which allowed me to get a lot off of my chest about how I was feeling and what we were going through as a family on this hard road to parenthood.
I look back and think I didn't know what was on our horizon. Of course then I didn't know Piper would need open heart surgery by her 4 month birthday, and will soon be needing tubes in her ears. I didn't really know what Early Intervention was all about. I didn't belong to the Down Syndrome group where I have made some great friends.
But now a year later, Piper's heart is healed (still keeping an eye on the hypertension). She has a great team from EI, that provide her with Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy and Developmental intervention, which keeps us busy during the week. They have also become part of our family as well.
In a year we have grown a lot as a family. Piper amazes us each day with what she can and wants to do. It is not what I had expected, Piper is like any other 1 year old she just happens to have Down Syndrome and that's the way I like it.