Well hey there, stranger.
crazy talented. (I'm not ashamed to say that, upon meeting him in college, I had a obsessive crush on him for like a year before I worked up the courage to even say hello. Because, just look at him. Isn't he dreamy?)
Henry is our eight-month-old who can't go five minutes without flashing a big, gummy smile. He's incredibly content and will hang out on the floor with his toys all day, if you let him (and I do). Henry is laid back, loves people, and always wants to be talked to, kissed, cuddled, and held. He's just now learning how to wave, and he lights up when you say his name. He's an absolute joy.
We learned at a routine ultrasound that Henry has a birth defect called Spina Bifida. Part of his spine failed to close in-utero, so he has some moderate physical challenges such as hydrocephalus, limited mobility, and clubbed feet (which are cuter than regular feet. REAL TALK). He has a lot of doctor appointments and we need to catheterize him a few times a day, but overall his medical needs don't really have a lot of bearing on our day-to-day lives. Essentially, he's a normal little boy with a few special needs sprinkled here and there. I'm ridiculously proud of him. My mission with this blog is to encourage other moms who've found themselves in Special Needs World, and to show them that having a child with a disability, while devastating, can be an extraordinary blessing. If your baby has been diagnosed with SB,you're not alone, and you're stronger than you think. And shoot me an e-mail if you need to talk.