Today is my sweet, blue-eyed baby’s 6 month birthday. I can’t believe I have a six month old, and a blue-eyed one at that! This day one year ago is the day that changed my life forever. It’s the day that changed the path I thought I was on, to the one that God had me on from the beginning. He knew I would walk this path in life with Easton before He even knitted me together in my mother’s womb. He knew I would be here today with this sweet ray of sunshine that I have named Easton. He knew that I would feel shame, embarrassment, anger, sadness, disappointment, and fear when I learned that Easton would have Down syndrome. He knew that I would need my “tribe” to get through it. He also knew that I would eventually see the light at the end of that very dark, lonely time in my life. He knew I would still be standing here today. Continued in comments 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
About an hour before I was to pick the kids up from dance camp this past Tuesday, I changed Dashiel's diaper. To my complete surprise, as I lifted his shirt to reveal the top of his diaper, I saw that something was wrong. It took a few beats for my brain to register that I was looking at a whole in my son's stomach, that his Mic-Key button was missing. The little ballon which is normally full of water was empty. This balloon is what keeps the tube inside the stomach. Kinda gross, but also very interesting. I've know all along that this was a possibility, the tube being pulled out, so I have been very cautious about its placement and removing the extension tube while it hasn't been in use. Dash was smiling and happy as I stared in disbelief at his tummy. I'm not sure if he pulled it out himself or if it caught on something as he rolled and it fell out. I simply do not know. The missing button set into motion a flurry of phone calls to find out what I should do next and who was available to watch my older children. Down the thruway we drove and to the hospital we went, but not to the 6th floor which we know so well. Dash charmed a fresh set of emergency room docs and nurses. It's never a dull moment with this little love of mine. .