Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
NDSS page to see how I can get involved and where a Buddy Walk near us will be in October (we would love to do the one in NY in Central Park but we can't afford that trip), but I have yet to plug in or become a part of a support group as our health coordinator and PT have suggested that we do, I guess I am just afraid to give full voice to some of my feelings. Please don't get me wrong, I love EVERYTHING about Rachel from the top of her head to the tips of her sandal toed feet. BUT, I do wish that she wouldn't have to deal with DS in her life as she grew up and likewise I wish we wouldn't have to deal with the years of physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy that is or could be in our future as Rachel develops. I would rather wait for the normal developmental milestones from rolling, to crawling, sitting up, saying her first words, etc. without the intrusion of someone in our home guiding us on the best ways to help Rachel reach those development milestones and someone monthly coming into our home to go over Rachel's health needs, I just want to raise my child.
Rachel truly is a happy baby and overall her development is going well. Currently she is rolling really well, but she really fusses when we try to make her use her core muscles to sit on her own. The PT is getting ready to bring something called a butterfly chair to help her sit up and begin to use her core muscles and she may start working with Rachel twice a month verses the current once a month. So for now I enjoy the blessing of Rachel in our lives daily and take DS in our lives one day at a time. I pray that as the years begin to pass by I can gain a positive attitude like some of the amazing bloggers and parents to children of DS that I follow, until then I am allowing God to give me the strength to deal with my feelings and try to learn as I go.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Ham and Cheese Sliders
adapted slightly from the Recipe Club
24 good white dinner rolls24 pieces good honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup miracle whip
Poppy seed sauce (you probably could half this...I had plenty extra)
1 T poppyseeds
1 1/2 T yellow mustard
1 stick butter, melted
1 T minced onion
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes. Serve warm.