One of my favorite bloggers is a lady named Kelle Hampton. She's a photographer, but she's also a mother of two. Her second little girl, Nella was born with Downs Syndrome, much to their surprise. Nella just turned 1. Kelle was raising money for Downs Syndrome in the US. Her fans and friends and blog readers contributed over $100,000 in Nella's name. It's pretty amazing. If you've never heard of her, check her out, she is an amazing woman, and her birth story http://www.kellehampton.com/2010/01/nella-cordelia-birth-story.html is wonderful.
The days up to Nella's birthday, I've been thinking about the first month with Dylan, when he was just weeks old and how hard it was, and how alone and lonely and overwhelmed I felt. It got easier, but my mom dropped everything and came to Kamloops to help which was amazing and made everything better. It's hard work raising babies.