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adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

11 months

on November 18, 2014

We have somehow arrived at month 11 and I’m feeling more than a little thankful to be past all of the “monthly updates.”

I’ll be honest with you – along with those ridiculous stick-figure families on the back window of 80% of family vehicles, I loathe monthly baby Facebook updates. You know what I’m talking about? Little number tacked onto a onesie, baby sitting next to some board that lists all the stats… Loves peaches!! Great eater!! Hates going to sleep!! Started doing quantum physics!!

Ugh.

(If you do these with your child, please know that I love you both very dearly and this is no reason for you to stop. Please don’t be offended if I don’t read them though. It’s not you, it’s me.)

Really, I don’t think I’ve given you a monthly update in quite some time. I forget, most days, how old Tessa is. The number floats around in the back of my brain and if asked, I can retrieve it. With strangers, sometimes I lie and tell them that she is younger… usually, that’s just easier than having to explain that yes, I know she’s a tiny little peanut and no, she’s not walking yet. But even if the rest of the world is obsessed with how she measures up to her peers, my thoughts about her have so little to do with what she should be doing and so much to do with how far she has come. I don’t really think much about ‘man, you should be standing!’ There are mostly thoughts about how therapy is helping and how much I want to do what is the very best for this girl.

Eleven wild months. Amazing.

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4 responses to “11 months

  1. Wow almost a year. Cutest bub ever.
    I too hate those stick figure families on the back of cars!!

  2. Katie J. says:

    Adorable!! I am one of those monthly update people, but I take no offense. 😉 About the comparing, one thing that irked me when my son turned one was the number of people who would ask, “Is he walking yet?” Nope, nope, and nope for the next 15 months after that. sheesh.

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