Thursday, October 17, 2013

And Now for a Change of Pace - Q&A!! Bring it On!!

I'm feeling a bit brave this week, and not just because I went with a couple of girlfriends to a real haunted house (decked out in disguise as a fake haunted house for Halloween) last Friday night where we held hands and shrieked like little girls as we made our way through a labyrinth filled with pitch-black darkness, scary children with bloody hatchets and undead ghouls jumping out from dark recesses. 

Well, actually that does make me feel brave, but that's not what's spurring this post.

I'm feeling a bit brave today because I am ready to bite the bullet in the name of blog fodder and beg ask for your questions so I can answer them.  Certainly it sounds pretty egotistical to come out and say, "hey, I think there's stuff you *want* to know about me, so ask away!'  And there's nothing that deflates an ego quicker than the sound of silence, a complete absence of incoming inquiries, thus proving the fact that there's really nothing interesting enough for me to tell, so c'mon, help a girl out here...I'm pretty sure you can come up with something, right?

I feel the need to come up with at least a few posts this month, if not for all 31 days, then at least a good portion of them.  And when in doubt, create a Q&A post, take a deep breath, hold it, and hope for the best!  Bring it on!

For a little viewing pleasure, and a trip down memory lane, here is Samantha at 21 or 22 months old, starting to walk full-time.


9 comments:

Lisa said...

Today what scares you more and why - that Sammi will be able and want to live indepently or that she will really live with you into adulthood? I say today because if you are like me this answer changes with age and attitude.

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

I'd love to hear what you think about intellectual disability - how is it the same as what you thought upon diagnosis and how is it different?

CJ said...

Is Sammi's diagnosis a consideration in her being an only child?

Margaret Bender said...

How many adults with Ds have you meant and does meeting an adults with Ds scare you or comfort you?

CMSavage6 said...

Are you more worried about the tween years or the teenage years? I've been struggling with this one!

Anonymous said...

How do you explain DS to Sammi? What does Sammi understand about it? And how would she explain it to others?

Jenny said...

Cutest. pictures. Ever.

Such good questions here, can't wait to read your responses to them.

Anonymous said...

How do you deal with how adorable Sammi is?! Ok, ok, seriously... hmm...

*Has Sammi been bullied before? If so, how did she handle it?
*Sorry if you've already mentioned this somewhere else, but how did you pick Sammi's name?
*How did your husband feel when he found out about her having Down syndrome?

Linda Atwell said...

I didn't learn about my daughter's disabilities until later. She had a grand mal at 16 months, then was diagnosed as intellectually disabled at six. (Not the term they used back then.) I thought it was incredibly difficult to go from thinking my daughter was typical to learn she wasn't. I'm ashamed to say, for a very long time, I felt cheated out of a typical child.

How did you react to learning that Sammi had DS? Did you mourn the fact that she wouldn't be typical? (If you didn't, please, please, please share how you embraced her diagnosis? ) What do you worry about the most in her development? And I really, really, really want to know if you are a natural born photographer or if you've taken classes? I sure hope that you don't consider any of my questions in bad taste. I sure love your daughter, so it would never be my intention to be hurtful.

Happy Wednesday, Rebecca! And if you've answered these questions elsewhere on your blog, please send me a link. I want to read. Out One Ear - Linda Atwell http://outoneear.com (I'm signing it this way because it is using my google account--which I rarely use).