Saturday and Sunday I got some much needed adult time. We had a few friends over Saturday and cooked out. It was nice to sit around a camp fire, chat and even drink a beer (or two). Sunday I went to a wrap party hosted by my dear friend Lynne. Even though I had two boys in tow...it was nice to just get out of the house. This was the first time that these friends got to meet Camden. I have to admit that I was a little nervous. In the back of my mind I wondered if they could see the features of Ds in Camden. I wondered what they were thinking when they held him. It's silly...I know. All my worries were quickly shoved aside when I saw how much they adored him! They held him and loved on him and treated him just like their own. I was secretly crying tears of joy inside. I don't know why I thought it would be any different because these girls are amazing! He has the best Aunties in the world! Another thing I worry about is if I should tell people that don't know that he has Ds. There were a few girls there I had never met and when they would look at Camden and comment on how cute he was, I felt the urge to blurt out "he has Down syndrome". I don't know why this is. I've had this conversation with my husband before and he of course thinks I'm crazy for wanting to tell everyone. In my mind the conversation always goes:
Stranger: "He's so cute!"
Me: "He has Down syndrome."
Where in the heck is the conversation supposed to go from there? How awkward is that? I'm the one who keeps saying that I want people to treat my son as Camden, not a diagnosis. Maybe I should lead be example. I'm getting there...really I am.
The body wraps are from a company called It Works. They have a large line of products such as fat burning pills, detox powders and firming gels. You apply one of the wraps to a body area of your choosing---there were many for me to pick from---and I chose the tummy. The wrap is infused with a botanically based formula that is supposed to tone, firm and tighten the problem area in 45 minutes. You repeat the application in 72 hours. I saw the before and after pictures and I must say I'm impressed. I'm excited to try the "greens" product which is a detoxifying, alkalizing powder. You mix the powder with water into a smoothie like drink and it gives you 8 servings of fruit and vegetables, promotes pH balance and has 3 herbs and nutrient rich "super foods". This is great for me since my diet is definitely lacking in these things. I'm super excited to see the results!
All in all it was a great weekend and tomorrow we get back to the grind and have our first ECI evaluation. I'm anxious about that one!