Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Two More Days!

Enjoying some quinoa
It's been a frustrating couple of days for me. I have been looking forward to the World Down Syndrome Day fundraiser, I've been planning for this Thursday, for such a long time. Things were moving along nicely, and I only had some last minute organising to do, when I came down with an awful cold two days ago. I have felt absolutely lousy. Why is it that I can go nearly twelve months, without being sick, but just when I need my energy the most.... Bam! I didn't think I was going to be able to finish getting things done, but I've managed to drag myself around and finish what I needed to. I'm feeling significantly better today so, hopefully by Thursday, I'll be back to normal (whatever that may be...hahaha!)

Poor Felix. I have been trying to keep my distance from him a bit, which is hard when I'm home with him all day and want to snuggle him all the time. I've been so worried that he'll get sick before Thursday and I don't want him to miss out on celebrating with us all. I'm really looking forward to introducing him to the people who haven't met him yet, and for him to spend some time with his little friends. He has already missed out on Playgroup this week, so I think he'll be looking forward to running around and socialising a bit.

Still eating...watching Aaron blow out the candles
Felix has been a bundle of energy the past couple of days. It's always the way with kids; the more worn out we are, as parents, the more energy they seem to have. I have been trying to pack boxes, to take to the fundraiser, and Felix has been unpacking them. I got all of his clothes and toys packed, for his sleepover with his Granny and Papa, and he promptly pulled everything out and scattered it all over the floor. I'm taking some blocks to the fundraiser, for the children to play with. I've lost count of the times I've had to pick them up today and put them back in the container, because Felix tipped them out. He's been a little monkey, but I think he's been so bored, stuck at home with a sniffling, sneezing Mum, that he had to entertain himself somehow.

Bet you can't squat and eat like this!
I'm pretty sure Felix is still feeling well because his appetite is as huge today, as it has been over this past week. He had only just finished his breakfast this morning, when he started asking for more food. He's been a bit spoilt over the past week. I've been doing a lot of baking for the fundraiser, so he's been licking the beaters and tasting the cakes. He's probably had more sugar, in one week, than he has had his whole life! Thankfully, his favourite snacks, at the moment, are a little more healthy; sultanas and grapes. He opens the cupboard and gets out a little plastic bowl, and holds it out to us to fill up with them. He knows exactly what he wants, and he shakes his head frantically if we suggest something he doesn't like. He has become very independent at dinner time, and likes to feed himself without help. He's still learning to master his fork and spoon, and will still often resort to picking up his food with his fingers. It's much quicker to eat that way...and a boy has to eat!

Felix and I have an early start in the morning, and a long four hour drive to the city. I won't be posting a blog tomorrow, but look forward to filling you in on the fundraiser when we get home on Thursday night! Have a great World Down Syndrome Day, whatever you are doing, and wherever you are celebrating. If you haven't thought about World Down Syndrome Day, but would like to do something, contact your local Down Syndrome Society and see what events they have on. Go along and enjoy the fun!


  1. Happy WDSD Felix and Mum! People's posts on facebook alerted me to the day, reminding me of you. Glad to see Felix is happy & well, hope you get better soon! I've been thinking of writing a post about my experience of last year, & this day will be another catalyst if I can just find the time to do it! x Shell.

    1. Great to hear from you again Shell. Thank you! We had a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends, and some gorgeous little ones. I'm just about to post about it.

      If you are feeling drawn to post about your experience last year, I think that would be beautiful. You have a very unique story and I'm sure others would be as touched to read it, as I was to hear it. You write so well! Let me know if you decide to!

      Much love to you and yours, and a happy World Down Syndrome Day to your beautiful angel x