I know it’s been several days since my last post and many of you who follow, and certainly those that don’t keep up on facebook (which has it’s fair share of updates) are wanting some updates. Well, the most important update is that we are finally home! 12 long days in the NICU, but we made it through and the little guy is home where he belongs.

In the days ahead, I’ll tell you all about the birth and the first couple weeks. In the meantime, while most of you know most of the story, feel free to take a read of a little story I wrote to share with the many friends in our lives who didn’t know about Parker’s Down Syndrome. I posted it to facebook a little after lunchtime after talking to Michelle. We wanted to be able to tell people, but not necessarily fully in their face, but wanted to tell the whole story so they understood more than just the simple fact that we have a child with DS.

Cute little fella, ain't he?

Cute little fella, ain’t he?

Please click here if you’d like to read the story.

Check back soon for much more and thanks again for following along!

-CH

2 thoughts on “Un-pausing Soon, I Promise

  1. We were blessed with a downs girl 11 years ago. I feel that one of the best advice the doctors gave to us was don’t use DS as an excuse, treat her like your other children and expect the best out of her.

  2. I was having issues commenting on the story at the site so I scurried on over here.

    Hi, I’m Holly. CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of the extremely adorable Parker!! Those eyes, those chubby cheeks, oh my. I just love babies!

    So I have three kids. Trent is my youngest at 5 years old. He too has the most beautiful almond-shaped eyes. And that extra chromosome. I was also 30 years old when I had him. Our diagnosis came after birth.

    Welcome to the club! Ds, Holland, T21…whatever you want to call the club doesn’t matter. It is truly a happy club to be in.

    I recently looked through an old blog (not the one I linked to) where I chronicled the surprise and grief of the diagnosis. I read it and wept for that scared woman. All the feelings were natural of course, but now seem silly to me. Trent having Ds has changed my family’s life for the better 1000x over.

    You and your lovely wife are already doing so well. I look forward to following Parker’s story and seeing even more joy unfold. Congrats again!

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