I just had the best time visualizing and creating this special little nursery for our sweetie man!
Having the time to actually “nest” was an unexpected gift. When I was diagnosed with vasa previa early on and admitted to the hospital at 32 weeks, the nursery and master bath area were still getting renovated. (You can read more about my pregnancy and birth story here). Besides not having a physical space yet, we also didn’t have the nursery furniture, since the space under construction was really the only place to put it.
I had accepted that Jeff would be the one to put all of baby’s sweet clothes away and set everything up. I craved doing this for myself and grieved not being able to spend time on his room when I was admitted.
When I found out just before 36 weeks that I’d be spending the rest of my pregnancy at home, I was elated!
One thing that living in a small house has taught me over the last two years is that organization is vital.
I cannot emphasize this enough – our family has a lot of stuff, no matter how hard we try to keep our belongings to a minimum, and the only way we can survive living in a 1,100 square foot house is by making sure every inch of it is as organized as possible.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we will celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities!