Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 8: It's Q&A Time Again!

There's something inherently terrifying about doing a Q&A.  Not only is there an element of narcissism involved (really, who am I to think anyone would want to know about me, or what I think about something?), but there's a very real risk of rejection, and I know my poor, sensitive psyche just can't take it.  One year ago, during this same month of extra Down syndrome awareness, I thought I'd just throw caution to the wind, hold my breath, jump in feet first, and give it a try.  And I was very pleasantly surprised by the questions I got, the responses I received.  Really, I had no idea what to expect.  I could potentially hear crickets, or I could get one (or more) of those difficult questions.  Not like I'd have a real problem with a difficult question, but for a first go-round on the Q&A, it might actually be nice to have it easy...

So here we are again, I'm ready to give it another go.  Any and all questions are welcome, and I will certainly do my best to answer them!

PS.  No crickets, please!!?

PPS.  Don't forget to let me know if you are interested in guest-posting this month, whether you're a blogger or not!  I'd love to hear your voices! 

7 comments:

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

I'll bite, lol. How is living with a person with an intellectual disability different than how you would have thought it would be? What are your greatest challenges as her parent? What is easier than you would have thought? What do you wish everyone who met her could see that you might not see in a first meeting?

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

When did you feel like everything was ok? And when did you stop wondering what others thought? And wear is your favorite shop to shop for Sammi's amazing clothes? Smiles

DaisyBee said...

As a student midwife, I always wonder how the attitudes and reactions of healthcare professionals can impact parents of children with special needs, particularly in the early days. Is there anything you feel you would change about your postnatal experiences if you could? Is there anything that could have been done to better support you?

Kristi said...

Does Sammi have any friends??? Does she have DS friends and non ds friends? Always curious what other moms do???

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite.....

Best piece of advice you received after learning about Sammi's diagnosis?

I would love to guest-post on your blog sometime this month. Please let me know more details!!!

Peggy
Mommy to Cason
mom2cason@yahoo.com

krlr said...

Hmm. So how did you find Sammi's caregiver? Did you set up a thousand nanny cams? Does she do other domestic stuff, like dinner & dishes (my arch-enemies) or just focus on Sammi? My girl is going to age out of her oh-so-fabulous inclusive day care in a year and I'm distraught already at the thought of finding new after school care.

Leah said...

1. Samantha's hair is gorgeous! Just good genes or do you use some wonder shampoo?

2. Does Samantha have more "typical" friends, or friends with intellectual disabilities? Do you see that changing as she gets older?

3. It seems like a lot of families who have kids with Ds adopt another kid with the same diagnosis (at least in the blogosphere). What are your thoughts on this? Is this something you've considered yourself?