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Although I am currently sitting with one leg up on the coffee table, Robaxacet and a shot Down wit Toradol on board, an icepack on my sciatic nerve One butt cheek propped on a couch cushion, in my new home in the middle of the frozen Arctic It's the most Holy of Holies in our little corner of the disability universe.

Blue and yellow will be everywhere and Sedna help us, we are still with the mismatched and "silly" socks. There will be pride, yes The extra chromosome, the conditionthe disability, the whatever-you-want-to-call it, the thing that is Down syndrome, does not preclude one from their humanity, their right to happiness and the ability to seek that happiness. Be loud and goddamned Down wit. I'm also very aware that I don't get to hold my son every day any more But, that doesn't make me any less involved in his parenting even though I am physically thousands of miles away from him.

Ahhh, my little man and his newly found skills In the time since my last post, he is now walking and running. He is talking more and although he has always been very good at getting his point across using a combination of sign and Wyatt-sign and sounds and body language, he's decided to go with words.

Down wit is cool, because that's how I communicate most of the time too. I say most, as I have to admit that I do use a lot of non-sensical grunting, hand waving and sighing most of the time.

I just tell myself that it's part of being the mother of three kids. Or a psych nurse. I have a lot of pride for him too. I'm proud of all my kids.

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