I promised myself I wouldn’t be one of those moms who constantly brags and plays the “anything you can do, I can do better” game, but today was such a great milestone for our Molly who has Down Syndrome (see my previous post here). It was a reminder to celebrate the little things in life. I almost feel silly admitting this, but here goes…
Today, Molly found her thumb, she moved up to her size three month pajamas AND she had some really good practice at holding her head up. She reached some pretty big milestones today and I think she knows it. Each time she practices lifting her head, she starts smiling like crazy! She’s proud of herself (and I think she’s excited about looking at the ceiling fan).
When she was born, doctors kept focusing on everything that she *wouldn’t* be able to do and only a few would tell us things she *could* do. It was really frustrating and depressing to hear, especially at a time when we should be excited about the birth of our daughter. Even though they were the professionals, I knew they were wrong, my baby was going to beat the odds – and wow, she does each day.
I’ve quickly learned the last few months that it is important to celebrate these accomplishments, who cares how little they may be. What may be considered nothing to one person, can be a huge success for another. Tonight I am cheering for my Molly. She has a thumb and she looks cute in her new jammies.
What little (or big) things did you celebrate today?
(Sidenote…. It’s also fun to celebrate big things too. Like my NFL Jaguars winning today.)