She’s calling Daddy because mommy is blogging again.

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I don’t usually blog so personally here. This is my business blog ya know? 😉

But this girl.. Whew. This is my daughter Isabel. She’s 18 months old this month and you can always read more about her on the other pages here but, let’s get an update.

We’ve had quite a time over the last year, Isabel and me. Of course a family always have ups and down’s but Isabel.. and Mommy well we have alot on our plate sometimes.

This past year we’ve made some major decisions with her therapy schedule and how we handle life together in general.

You see, Isabel has Down Syndrome.

Which means therapy. So of course at the beginning of her life I had her signed up for every single pt, st, and ot available. ( physical, speech and occupational therapy) We did baby group. We had play dates.

YUCK.  Not yuck.. but double yuck. We were killing ourselves.

A few months ago we said STOP this madness!

I’ll tell you when the iceburg hit the mommy ship.

I was tired. Worn out actually. My aunt had died of breast cancer May 1st. Another Aunt died of COPD in June. It was funeral after funeral.

Isabel was trying to learn to walk. She was cruisin around and having a good time and we were especially pleased with her progress. ( daddy and me and the other kids.. we were actually tickled.) She was 14-15 months old. We were still in the normal walking window right?

So, We go to physical therapy. And.. To make a very long story short.. he suggested a “baby walker”. Not a walker.. like sit the kid in and have fun walker. But a metal .. help the child with the disability walker. I was confused. I have absolutely NOTHING against anything that will help Isabel. But a metal walker?

So I began to question him.. Does she really NEED this? Is this something that she will have for life.. this crutch?? ( again.. some do.. and I in no way am against that. If Isabel NEEDED IT I would be FINE with it.) But… She was trying to walk already!!!

Long story short.. a mini battle ensued.  We as a family wanted Isabel to have a chance to walk on her own two feet. The therapist wanted to SPEED THINGS UP. We wanted her to have her time.

We no longer go into the center for therapy. We are in a ps2 program that I will write about in another blog or page..

Isabel is running now. Without a walker.

Isabel walks alone. 🙂

Don’t give up.

Never give up.

She doesn’t.

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About this blog..

I haven’t been doing the greatest job in the world blogging. It seems that I have wonderful intentions and yet so many different aspects to my life have continually hit me that I just haven’t felt much like really writing. I think this blog may finally be coming together a bit. I have a place for Isabel and the Down’s Syndrome. I have a place for my wood crafts. I have an about me section that is started. Now I just have to add a just jewelry page and then holidays and such. I am hopeful that between Joy and a couple other friends I will have this page looking like a real “grownup” page before too long so that I can continually add to it without getting disqusted.

Off I go now to clean up this house and get ready to watch the Buckeyes!!

WORK DAY!

Clay, Glass, wood and beads OH MY,
Yes .. today is all about the fun.. I’m working. Don’t call, I’ll not answer.
🙂
She is in Charge of the Phone!!!!



Does it get any better than this?



How cute is she?

Well that worked GREAT!!!




That last post was a success. So more about us!
I’ll do a quickie lowdown on all of us. I of course am the author of all this! I have my shop and I truly, truly love what I am doing. I have had vintagemomcreations for about a month and a half.. and as of today I have had 37 orders.. and one international sale ( that made me smile from ear to ear!!!)
My husband’s name is Adrian and he is my everything.. we are truly happy.. Friends to the end so to speak. We are a partnership that grows and grows and I am unbelieveable amazed that God sent me this man. ( alright.. enough gooshing right? )
Then I have my son Travis, he’s a student at Ohio University and vocalist for a band.. He’s really really cool! A wonderful son. I couldn’t ask for better.
Sarah is 12 and entering Junior High School this year.. she just made the volleyball team and SHE IS PUMPED!!! She is just like me.. My “mini me” so to speak. She is an extremely talented artist.. and can draw.. boy can this girl draw. I look forward to her future!!!
And then.. there is Isabel. The baby. She is totally and completely amazing to me. ( and everyone around her. ) She has the MOST wonderful personality.. and is right on track to be the next Motivational Speaker. Isabel can bring you up no matter how down you are. Isabel has Down’s Syndrome.. and by gosh.. she did not get the “memo” so to speak on how she was supposed to act! She no longer drinks from a bottle ( she quit at a year) she is cruising and getting braver by the day.. I expect she will walk VERY soon.
So.. there you go.. my little family..
I’ll add some photos too!