The evening black-outs.

That statement used to mean something completely different a couple of years ago.

Now, it’s the phrase I use to describe the evenings after I get home from school.

I leave school as soon as the busses do and drive immediately to the sitter’s house. Do a little small talk, and leave.

We get home and unpack everything. Let the dogs out. Change the diaper, let the dogs in. Nebulizer. Feeding. Therapy (OT, PT, Speech, Teacher services). Bath time. Jammies. Feeding. Nebulizer. Bed time. Wash bottles. Clean up. Shower.

The next thing I know it’s 9:30 pm. It gets me every time. How the hell is it that late? I just got home! Does anyone else feel this way?

I used to brag about being an super multitasker. I didn’t even know the true meaning of that word meant before.

I’m not complaining here. I love being a mommy. But somehow Nicholas being born has made time speed up. You mommas who have more than one babe are the real heroes here.

The reason I am telling you all of this is because I want to reassure you all that the answers to your questions are coming! I did not forget about them! I want to answer them in this week’s posts as thoughtfully as I can, but the evening black-outs have been too real.

Thank you all for your interest in Nicholas and Down Syndrome Awareness. Connecting with all of you has been so amazing, and truly life changing.

#youarenotalone #solidarityinmotherhood

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I was shocked as a new mom to find out that my son has Down Syndrome. I had no idea that my life would be changed for the better! Now, I am using my passion for writing to spread awareness and acceptance for people with Down syndrome.

4 thoughts on “The evening black-outs.

  1. Those evening blackouts turn into week blackouts…month blackouts and the all of a sudden you are planning your baby’s 6th birthday party! You are not alone. There is nothing better than being a mommy….nothing in the world! But it just flies by. The good news is that you will love each new stage more (or differently) than the last. It just keeps getting better!

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