Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I haven't written in a week, but that was because there weren't a lot of updates. As of last doctor's appointment, his heartbeat was at 130 bpm which is normal. He's just taking his time to come out. As of today, I'm two weeks away from my due date and that's exciting.

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, which is pretty standard. I'm meeting a new doctor for the first time, so I will have to go through the "I'm sorry" speech again. I appreciate everyone saying this to me, I really do. But now I've accepted this and revisited the excitement of just having a baby. I don't want to hear apologies and sympathies anymore. Let those wait until after everything that happens with Caleb happens. I want to hear nothing but happy sentiments or nothing at all.

My mom has contacted a representative of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization that does professional photography for families whose babies have genetic disorders, etc. The photographers do this service free of charge and believe it is an honor to be a part of this. The representative will be available around Caleb's due date, but she will also have the other local photographers on alert so that we will have these pictures of him to treasure forever.

Also, the NILMDTS rep told my mother about a friend of her's that wants to do an article about Trisomy 18 babies. She asked Mom if I would be interested. Mom assumed that I would want to take part in it. Good assumption. The main reason I started this blog was to get the word out about Trisomy 18, even though there are other parents that have come before me. Being a part of this article would be one of the most meaningful things I've ever done. I will be speaking for a child that will be unable to speak for himself. I'm truly excited about doing this, so I hope that it will go through.

There will probably be an update tomorrow. Sorry it took a week since the last one. I promise I will be more diligent about blogging.

1 comment:

Josh Bradley said...

We are praying for you guys.