|Our precious boy.|
I spent so much time worrying about the future and what would happen when I was pregnant with Joey. I wanted to know what every day of the rest of our lives with a son who has Down syndrome would be like.
I don't know why I worried so much. Are there some challenges with his health? Yes. Are there some challenges with outdated information and trying to help spread awareness about Down syndrome? Yes. Do I still have other worries. Absolutely. Would I change a single thing about Joey? Never.
|Lunch on our balcony.|
As we begin the big countdown to Joey's open heart surgery at the University of Michigan on June 8th, I am so grateful for this amazing trip and the time we spent together as a family. The next few weeks and months are probably going to be a little bit stressful and tiring, but having these memories will help ease some of the worry.
|Lawton Stables was the perfect place to go on an overcast day.|
|Not a lot that I can add here.|
|Joey- you have a visitor and I think he's hungry.|
|Checking for a little stroller snack.|
|Tommy made sure Joey was safe.|
|I want to ride one....|
|So we rang the bell...|
|And Tommy chose Romeo for his horse ride.|
|We are big into helmets.|
|The look of pure joy.|
|Who is this big boy of mine? Not a baby anymore.|