|Helping Uncle Keith and Cole build sandcastles|
Oh, I forgot to mention while at dinner one night on vacation, a sweet lady named Bunny and her daughter came up to us asking about Carter. She asked if he had down syndrome, we responded with a smile and said why yes he does. Well she has a little boy Michael with down syndrome. We finally met him the last day we were there at the pool. Michael is 10 years old and so adorable. He had 30 some surgeries in his first year of life, and just recently in the past year had his feeding tube removed. Michael has an incredible little boy with an amazing personality and vocabulary and I could understand every word that he spoke. He loved Carterbug!
So about two weeks ago, while giving Carterbug a bath he was standing and holding on to the side of the tub. Poor lil' bug slipped and I caught him right as he was hitting the water. THIS ABSOLUTELY TRAUMATIZED THE CHILD! Since then you can not put him in the tub without him screaming his head off. (Keep in mind this little boy used to love taking baths, he never wanted to get out of the tub). I tried putting him in the bathtub with his cousins Cole and Caroline at the beach (Aunt Chrissie and I needed a photo op) no such luck, Cole and Caroline was trying to make Carter smile by doing kissy faces, but Carter just wanted to make frowny faces. I have tried giving him a sink bath that doesn't work either. If he takes a bath with me or a shower with Jeff that's the only way he feels okay. I am hoping he forgets that horrible day in the bath really soon!
This Monday was a big day, it was Jeff's birthday, I started my new job, and Carter started daycare. Jeff and I both dropped Carter off at daycare on his first day. I cried uncontrollably, seriously uncontrollably. He did great, when I picked him up his teacher said how well he did and he had two buddies and that they were the three musketeers (they have stuck together all week! How cute is that?) He is adjusting so well and he is exhausted everyday when I pick up. Excuse me when I walk next door to get him (did I mention he goes to daycare right next door to my work?) :)
There are so many changes (all good) going on right now. It's going to take a little while for the three of us to get used to this new schedule. I am so happy with my new job, but even happier that I have Fridays off to spend with Carterbug. Fridays are going to be our special day that we have together! HOORAY FOR NEW BEGINNINGS!