The most frustrating part lately is trying to figure out what changes she's going through and what they might be related to. She's been a little crankier lately, not eating as well, and her napping seems to be a little off. We of course go back to teething. This has been what we've thought is wrong pretty much every time she's been sick for the past four months and she has yet to show the slightest evidence of actual teeth. Everytime, we think, ok this time it's really teeth. And then it's not. So we go back to guessing. Is it a stage? Sinus infection? Ear infection? I really have no idea. One of the things I hypthesized today is about something I've read a few times. That sometimes when kids are working on a new skill, in Tera's case maybe her getting closer to crawling, some of their other skills fall by the wayside. So here's my hypothesis: she's working on getting onto all fours and moving, so she's stopped feeding herself for the most part. We'll see in a few days if this is the case. Or I'll start looking for teeth again.
Tom also told me something today that made me think back again to last year. He found out that one of the women that works for him has a friend that just had a baby. And that baby has Down Syndrome. They didn't know; it was a surprise diagnosis just like ours. So Tom gave her his email address and told her to check out my blog, but I remember all too well that shock and the constant wave of emotions that just feel like they're holding you under sometimes. And I remember the good feelings too. I hope that she contacts us, but I also know those first days are so overwhelming and part of you wants to read everything and part of you wants to read nothing. So we'll see.
Ok, that's enough of jumbled thoughts. I need to look up more symptoms of teething...
Fact for today:
NDSSParents to anyone who receives a Down syndrome diagnosis pre or post-natally.