(Closed) This made.me.ball.

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

not gonna lie, I’m not a fan of Kelle Hampton but this is like the only blog post of hers that I actually like. My younger sister has DS

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i have no idea who she is but i had to walk away at one point because i knew i was was going to bawl. i’m still all teared up. i loved her honesty.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

aww i love Kelle Hampton!! I cried like a baby the first time I read Nella’s birth story. She is a precious little girl!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love it because its so honest. How many women have the balls to admit that they weren’t sure if they loved their kid at first?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

omg im not even pregnant and i teared up. when i was pregnant stuff like that would turn me into a wreck but man im fighting it hard right now.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I read that post as well, and of course cried and cried. I’m not a fan of her though. She just irritates me a lot, so I don’t follow her blog. She seems incredibly narcissistic to me. Her posts remind me of the chick from bachelor when Jake was on, who was described as “pooping rainbows and unicorns” or something like that.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The rest of her blog is atrocious. Personally, I’m not a fan even of that entry because although the Internet can applaud her for her honesty all they want, I’m not sure her daughter will when she gets old enough to read this and sees that her mom wanted to run away with her “perfect” daughter and didn’t think she loved her as much just because she was born with Down syndrome.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That was so sad. I could probably never read her blog though. She does seem like she is a little into herself.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ohheavenlyday: I’ve never read her blog so I can’t say if she’s obnoxious for her other views.

But I read that post and I don’t take issue with her being scared and being disappointed or even saying those things. Every parent wants their child to go thru life without any obstacles or difficulties.

Down’s syndrome WILL effect her daughter’s life and I can understand her sadness about that. Even if a is child struggling with something that can be overcome (dyslexia, ADD), I’m sure most parents would give anything to take that difficult away from their child.

I don’t think it’s that she doesn’t love her daughter, I think it’s that she’s sad that her daughter will have some obstacles and that she’s scared of the unknown and whether she’ll be a “good enough” mother when caring for her.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@camrie:

Well, that’s why the rest of her blog is obnoxious. Since that post where she acknowledges those things, she never has since. She calls her a “designer gened kitten” and talks about being rockstars and rockin it out. Not once has she ever brought up any complications DS might create for the baby or the rest of them. She pretty much glosses it over and tells everyone that it’s not even that bad or scary, which it might not be for her because Nella so far does not seem to have any attending problems a lot of DS kids do (no heart issues, and she seems not at all far behind on the developmental curve). It is very LA LA LA DS IS NO BIG DEAL WE’RE SO HAPPY ALL THE TIME I CAN’T BELIEVE I WAS EVER SCARED OR WORRIED. It’s just such crap. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ya I think it’s bullshit, she has so many followers she could be enlightening with what it’s really like to raise a child with DS, but she turned it into a non-issue. My sister, who’s 13, was born with a hole in her heart and the Dr’s waited till she was 5 to do surgery on her because there was a chance it would close on it’s own. She started occupational therapy when she was 2 months old because of her low muscle tone, and she started speech therapy when she was 2. My sister is considered “high-functioning” because she is up to par with her peers academically, although she is behind emotionally. I think there is alot of people she potentially could be opening the eyes of to the daily struggles you face when your child has a disability and it’s like she’s covering it all up.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Bostonsmom & @ohheavenlyday

I guess people cope in different ways. That’s her blog so perhaps NOT talking about her everyday struggles is her way of dealing with it. Like, “Yes she has DS but we deal and we treat her the same, and we put on a brave face”. OR she doesn’t want to turn her blog into something soley about her daughter with DS, maybe it’s an escape where she can make her world whatever she wants it to be.

IDK I personally couldn’t judge another woman because she panicked about the unknowns of parenthood and wrote about it honestly but has since found her own way of approaching it.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I could cry just thinking about reading that post.  I stumbled on it a while ago and also shared it with my sister, we both cried like little babies.  I really appreciated her honesty in that post.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This particular post seems very real. I know when we have kids I want them to be normal and healthy, if thats not what happens I don’t know how I will react.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with her treating her child like she is normal and not continually focusing on her DS. Just because her child has it doesn’t mean she has to focus on it every single day in her blog. I find it heartwarming that she wouldn’t continually bring it up and chooses to instead show her readers that you can still have a happy, loving, beautiful life even if your child has DS. I think it takes some of the scary out of it.

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