Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I am Stepanie Nance. My family adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine in 2010. I hope to educate and to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh and to make you cry.

Come along for the ride. It's a wild one!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sometimes things are not working but you keep doing the same thing anyway. This is how feeding Theo has been going. Each day we have a goal. A minimum number of calories for him to take in. Every day he was falling short.

If we had to leave for an appointment or a day trip it was just a disaster! I thought it was me. It seemed like all I would do all day is feed that beautiful boy. And it was.

I didn't understand what was going on. After nine babies you would think I'd know a thing or two, right?

It was the bottle.

I didn't feel like washing his bottle the other day and so I gave him a different style bottle that I had in the cabinet. He sucked his 6 ounces down in about 5 minutes, burped and was ready to play!! He hadn't had time to play for a long time. Playtime is so important because that is when I work with him on conditioning.

He has not started physical therapy or any other services yet, but I know a thing or two. He is getting stronger. He is getting around! He is getting in trouble!!!

I've got to get some video of him "inch worming" his way around! This kid is SO much fun.

1 comment:

  1. oh no wish I had of thought of it, is the first thing I go on about after having a baby with a bilateral cleft lip and palate it's the first thought, well usually. He didn’t come ot you as a baby so I’m sure this is a huge part of why you didn’t give it a thought. I’m only onto my 4th and 2 grandchildren I still feel like I should know a thing or two but shock myself sometimes we used a “hayberman feeder” with Aden he couldn’t' use a regular teat



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