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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
If you have a few minutes, click on the videos below. One of them is an interview with John C McGinley from the show "Scrubs". John has a son with DS. He speaks about why the word "retard" is so hurtful and why we should stop using it in everyday conversation. Personally, there have been many times when I have said to myself "oh, I am so retarded" because I was clumsy or hopeless in a situation. I actually started saying it to myself the other night, and I immediately stopped and thought about how unknowingly hurtful I could be to others if I actually spoke it outloud. According to the Special Olympics website, the word conjures up a painful stereotype of people with intellectual disabilities. It can hurt, even if it is not meant in that way.
My name is Elena, and I am a 36 yr old mother of three fantastic kids, Sam 8, Sophie 5, and Sylas born April 22, 2009. I began this blog when I was pregnant with Sylas, shortly after finding out about his sweet extra 21st chromosome. My husband and I have been married over 12 memorable years. I am mostly a stay at home mom, but I work occasionally to keep up to date with physical therapy and my specialty, lymphedema therapy. I am guessing that my next passion will be learning about the pediatric realm of P.T, but likely I will be on the other end as a client's mom.
I enjoy gardening, baking, looking for sea glass with the family, ...ect. and learning how to do this "blogging" thing. I feel blessed with everything in my life.
The Big Sister
The Big Brother
2008 Christmas Family Picture
Baby in Belly!
Baby at 27 weeks!
Baby looks very similar to u/s pictures done at 20 weeks when we found out about his "enhanced" chromosomes. He looks a lot like Sam as a baby.