So Lucky

This morning I was feeding Joe and turned on the DVR to catch up on yesterday’s Oprah. Toward the end of the show, she shared this video, which was made by the father of a baby boy born with Trisomy 18.

I was completely riveted, watching how this child spent each day with tubes going every which way and everyone marveling at his progress. I kept thinking how lucky we are to have a healthy baby, whose only problems to date are a crossed eye and a mild cold.

At the end of the video, there were tears streaming down my face. I was still watching the screen when I felt two little eyes on me. I looked down at Joe. As soon as we locked eyes, he let out the loudest belly laugh I’ve ever heard from him. Little monkey!

I gave him an extra big squeeze before his nap.


3 Responses to So Lucky

  1. sara vanderclute says:

    Oh, I just sat here and watched that video and cried, too. We are lucky, our family, that our beloved little boys (and little girl!) are healthy and well. Give that Joe a squeeze from his Nana, too!

  2. Alecia Blair says:

    Amen, sister. Very well said. When I look at the pix of Joe, I can’t help but want to pick him up and kiss his little cheeks. So adorable! Seems like he’s developing quite the little personality. We can’t wait to meet him.

  3. Thanks for making me blubber! We truly are blessed. Thank you for making me remember how thankful we should be! Hope everyone is great, and Joe is fantastic!!

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