Wednesday, August 5, 2009
8 Weeks Old
I can't believe Caydence is 8 weeks old today. Time sure does fly. There hasn't been much to write about as of late. Next week will be her big week. Wednesday will be her first visit with the occupational therapist from Birth to Three and Thursday we meet with her cardiologist and she'll have another echocardiogram. Hopefully he can give us a better idea as to when her surgery will be.
Right now Caydence has her days and nights mixed up. She usually wakes up around 6 or 7 pm and is awake all night. Right now it's 4am and she's still wide awake. Hopefully we can get her switched around some how. I feel bad because when friends and family visit, she's always sleeping. They never get to see her big beautiful eyes.
A couple months ago I came across an article written by Melissa Riggio; a girl who has down syndrome. It is a beautiful article and very inspirational. Please click here to read it.
Unfortunately, tonight I came across another article about her and found out that Melissa passed away last year at the age of 20 from leukemia. She was the daughter of Barnes & Noble CEO, Steve Riggio. This article outlines how Steve was inspired by his daughter to create special section of books about children with special needs. He realized after his daughter’s birth that books about children with disabilities were scarce and often difficult to locate. Today, Barnes & Noble offers more than 3,400 items in the company’s “Children with Special Needs” collection.
God bless Melissa!