The Little Things Mean So Much..

by Carrie with Children with 7 comments

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.)


  • Carrie with Children

    Hi Jennifer – Thanks for the follow! We are *so* very proud of our Molly!

    Your blog template looks great! Where did you find it? I'm now following your blog, I love bargains!

  • Jennifer @ The Thrifty Military Wife

    Hi, I just found your blog & Im now following you. Im from Florida also, but now living in Virginia since hubby is in the military..You should be proud of your little girl! Oh how I miss that stage! Follow me back if you like..

  • Lory

    Hi – great blog. I found you on twittermoms. Mmy blog is I just have a comment: it is interesting that one of your children has down syndrome, and it may be of interest to other mom's who have down syndrome children, too. They may be able to get support and encouragement from how you approach it. Therefore, you may want to mention that fact in your little profile bio, and when you promote it. Don't know how you feel about that…anyway, I'm from Florida, too and am now following you. Best of luck.

  • Carrie with Children

    Thanks for the follow and finding me Lory! I'm really enjoying exploring twittermoms – such a neat site!

    Also, thanks for your suggestion about updating my bio. I wasn't sure how to address it, but just updated my bio to mention Molly's DS.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Carrie,
    Wow have things changed in 22 years. I am so glad you have connected with Laura at Hope Haven and the Jax DS group. What a blessing to have them so close by. Nicole has kept me up to date on Molly. Have a wonderful time with your kids, you only get one chance to be with them at this age. If I can ever help… let me know.
    Suzanne Trueblood

  • BusyMomiBee

    Hello, I am following you now. Before I found your blog, I just finished watching a movie/documentary about Monica & David on HBO about a 30 something couple with down syndrome who get married and start their life together with support of their family. Have you seen it? I am a social worker for individuals with developmental disabilities and found the movie touching:) Looking forward to following!

  • Carrie with Children

    Suzanne – Thank you so much for your note! It means so much to me! 🙂 I'd love for you to meet Molly (and silly Maggie) the next time you are in town!

    BusyMomi – Thanks for following! I've heard about the movie, but didn't get to watch it tonight. I'm hoping they will show it again soon!