|Eating lunch like a big girl.|
When I think back to how Jesse and I both had dreams about Ellie before she was here, I still get goose bumps. I recently found an old email I had written to a friend. I was discussing having two children and how Jesse and I didn't want to "risk it" by having another baby. Here's an excerpt from that email:
"I always felt like I'd have a daughter, and my husband feels content and grateful for our two boys, he says he doesn't want to risk anything again. We actually both had dreams while I was pregnant with my youngest that we had babies with down syndrome. When they thought Luke might have it, my husbands face turned white. Later I confessed my dream to him, and he said he had the same dream! It was all too weird. When we found out Luke was OK it was such a relief. I think that's still in the back of his mind."
It boggles my mind that Jesse and I both had premonitions about her. We were being prepared for her arrival without even realizing it. My mom and dad always said that our dreams represent "a fear or a desire." When I told mom about my dream she reassured me "oh honey, it's just a fear" and she told me I needed to stop worrying about it. Well I didn't realize it at the time, but it turned out that my dream was a desire, not a fear. I can't imagine my life without Ellie in it. I'm so grateful for her. I'm so glad our dreams came true.
This month Ellie has her big appointment at OHSU's Down Syndrome Clinic, her 6 month well-baby visit, and an appointment with the eye doctor. I will do a blog post to update everyone on how she's doing. I have wondered how well she can hear, see, and if her thyroid is functioning. I'm so curious to see what the panel of specialists at the DS Clinic will tell me. It is 4 hours long, so I'm sure we will get something worthwhile from the appointment. My fingers are crossed all goes well.
|This is Ellie's old man impression.. "where's my teef, sonny?"|
4th of July - Shooter Jennings
|Ellie and her big brothers|
|This is one of her new smiles and it cracks me up!|
|Being silly for the camera! I'm addicted to my collage app on my phone (obviously)!!|