Happy Birthday!!! Today is Parker's 2nd birthday...looking back we've come so far in 2 years! We had cake and balloon fun last night after dinner. Video is from last night. Parker is walking everywhere these days. Forgive the lack of pants on the video, they didn't survive the cake eating...shoes are our new best friend. We are working hard on keeping Parker from pronating in while walking. Some days are better than others. If you had told me there was so much to consider when walking I never would have believed you. 10 weeks now we've been walking. I'm dying to buy the cute fishermen sandals, but of course they are "no-no's" as are crocs, flip flops or anything cute and flimsy. BAH. So, I have settled on PediPeds, they seem to be the most sturdy. We are celebrating life and lots of new milestones. God's blessings are abundant! Happy birthday my precious boy, we love you!!!
"God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest of prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes." Ephesians 3:20
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 Our unexpected journey with Down syndrome, babies with heart conditions, T21, and AVSD.
Lara, 40 year old wife to Michael (married 17 years, best years of my life)! Mom to 4 wonderful kids! Taylor, 11, Mallory, 8, Madeline, 6, and Parker born 5/23/09. We found out after delivery Parker has Down syndrome and a complete AVSD. He was scheduled to have open heart surgery at 4-6months, but God intervened! His surgery was postponed until July 2010 and God healed his VSD hole in the process. So, on July 20, 2010, Parker had open heart surgery to repair his transitional AV canal defect. He was in ICU for less than 24hours and home in 72 hours. We never looked back! I own an Executive Search Firm focused on Accounting/Financial placement (used to work in Big 4). Actively involved in my kids activites and school; all are competitive swimmers and son Taylor plays tournament baseball. Girls do tumbling as well. Avid runner and boot camp fanatic. Used to be a competitive figure skater growing up. LOVE to shop, ebay/etsy crazed, addicted to Starbucks non-fat lattes, a child of the KING, thankful that we are saved by faith and grace!