Wednesday, January 4, 2012

All in a Tizzy

I've been having blog withdrawals.  I think about blogging every day.  I talk to myself in my head, composing ideas and paragraphs.  But I keep getting interrupted.  Maybe there is too much to think about, write about, post about.  Or maybe not.  And picking up the camera today I discovered I've barely turned it on since Christmas.  (Sigh).

I've been getting excited and obsessed with year-end reflections now that we've rolled into 2012.  And of course, my little Bean turns the big ONE next week, so that's been weighing on me.  Despite wanting to plan celebrations, both big and small, I find myself thinking and not doing.  Yes, we'll have an early 1st Birthday celebration this weekend for both Cora and Kai, which will end up being the "big to-do".  I think we'll keep things quiet for the actual day and just celebrate with the three of us at home.

But oh the emotions I'm having these days about it all.  So much pride, so much love, so much nostalgia.  To top if all off, I finally bought the book Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives.  So much love and inspiration in there.  So much that I feel could have come directly from my own heart.

I guess I'm in a bit of a tizzy.  Where are all those partially written blog posts I've been composing when I need them?

I'll keep thinking and hoping that somehow I can transpose my feelings into words and save them here for my girl.


  1. I've been pretty bad about taking pictures lately, too. *sigh* Glad to see you posting! LOVE the pics of your beautiful almost-one-year-old!

  2. all you really need are those baby blues - she is just the sweetest!

  3. Miss Cora, you are growing more beautiful by the day!

  4. Can you believe she's almost one. I hope you have a great time celebrating her birthday.

  5. I know I have told you a million times before, but Cora is such a beauty!
    The week before Russell's first Birthday I stumbled through many emotions, I blogged my way through it all...It made me feel better.
    And I just bought the book Gifts a few weeks ago too, I think I cried through every story!
    First Birthdays are special, enjoy that little girl of yours!
    Can't wait to see her Big First Birthday post :)

  6. I've started reading the book twice and keep getting side-tracked. I think I'm trying to avoid some emotions right now :-)

    Cora is such a cutie!!

  7. Awww.... your baby girl is so cute!

    Love your blog!

  8. Hi! When all else fails, just post pics of Cora :) I love seeing her!

  9. Gifts is a special book. I always need Kleenex when I read it. I agree with everyone else, just post pics of beautiful Cora when in doubt about what to write.


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