We sent this email out earlier tonight. If you want to be added, or you thought you were and didn't get it - comment below or send us an email, text, or carrier pigeon. 08.28.2017 If it were not for my struggle, I would not know my strength. Update on Skylar 💔 #1 - As you… Continue reading 08.28.2017 Update
Skylar's heart surgery is scheduled at the University of Virginia for September 1, 2017. Now that we've put ourselves together after having our legs go weak beneath us, we're in a quiet state of chaos trying to get all of the logistics taken care of for us to be away for a little while.… Continue reading It’s Time
Excuse our hiatus on keeping up with the blog! I'm sure you missed us. As you can imagine life is busy with a wee tot around. I don't need to explain that! Remember a long time ago we told you - our trusty blog readers - that Skylar has a cardiac defect? The most common… Continue reading We’re hitting the road
My dearest Tree Frog, I am sorry. I am sorry I ever doubted you. I am sorry I ever doubted that I would love being your parent. I am sorry that when you were just a thought in my mind that I placed expectations on your life and how you would be living that life.… Continue reading Apology with a Promise
In the wake of this recent election I've had a lot of conversations in mind about how to move forward. It has also taught me a lot about myself. This election will be the catalyst for me to make some serious space for change, growth and education. I received a text from a loved one… Continue reading Presence
September 15, 2016 Skylar is 9 months old! This is a huge milestone for many reasons, the most important of them all? She's going to try eggs for the first time! (We moms could not be more thrilled since she eyeballs our eggs every morning wondering why she can't eat some too.) Waiting 9 months… Continue reading 9 Month Update
Our friend Skyler (no, seriously...his name is Skyler) helped us design shirts for this year's Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads 5k and Awareness Walk and we could not be happier and more proud of this design! Visit Defined Athletics to grab your very own T-shirt. Not only will you be supporting our Skylar and donating… Continue reading BS21 Team T-Shirts!!!!!!!
On her 8 month birthday, Skylar enjoyed her breakfast bottle with both moms. She had coffee chats and read one of her favorite books Giraffes Can't Dance before snacking on some zucchini, squash and avocado (one of her FAVORITE foods). We even managed to get a short walk in before her morning nap. Both moms were… Continue reading 8 months and 7 years
We've managed to keep this little girl fed, happy and alive for almost 8 months! Mommy win! When Skylar was born, the neonatologist in the OR (who happened to be an old client of Lisa's and a coworker of mine), told us that she had the features consistent with the diagnosis of Down's Syndrome and she… Continue reading Navigating this new world
Many of you that live in resort/touristy areas may have a similar experience to us - we live ACROSS THE STREET from the beach and we tend to make it less than people that come from out of state. Embarrassing. We're lucky enough to live near most of our immediate family - my sister, one… Continue reading A Day at the Beach!