Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Friday, March 9, 2012

Turning Point




My son Isaac's birthday is approaching in a few days, and I have been reminded of what things were like one year ago. I remember that several visitors were in town -- Julia's Aunt Jodie and cousin Grady, Julia's Aunt Jennifer, and my lifelong friend Elise. While they were here Julia had a long stretch of really good, relaxed days. January and February had been difficult as we dealt with colic/crying spells. Her colic episodes were hard on her and, well, on all of us. She was hurting and not eating well. We tried formula changes and probiotics, which we think helped, but she finally just "grew out of it."  When March came last year, the episodes stopped and Julia started eating and growing better. She was so much more pleasant and calm. It was a huge turning point in our day to day life with Julia. We could all relax more and sometimes sleep more. :) She was more aware and interactive, and we were so excited for the changes we saw. The smiles would soon follow... Maybe she just loved spring!!

3 comments:

Jodie said...

I was just thinking about what a great visit we had that time. I was so happy to see Julia feeling much better. I definitely remember this being a turning point. It was also lots of fun watching Isaac and Sydney play in the bounce house!

dayna said...

Spring is a blessed time of year

Jennifer said...

I too was thinking about this memorable visit just today. That truly was a beautiful week we had with Julia and the rest of the family. I am so glad to have been able to be there during that exciting turning point. Spring is such a great reminder of all kinds of celebrations.

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