The house was calm for about an hour this morning. So as the baby slept and Winona rested (3rd day of fever), I cleaned the girls bathroom and vacuumed. When the girls were babies, I had no choice but to take a nap while the house was quiet. Naps were necessary for me to function later in the day. I know it doesn't make sense to most people, but my muscles would get stiffer as the day went on. By afternoon, I would have been bound to the couch.
I still need to rest during the day so my body can produce more dopamine, but at least if I don't get a long nap in I can still function. Having an infant in the house has really made me think more about all the little things I can do that I couldn't do just a short while ago. Many of the things I am grateful to be capable of are things most people would rather not have to do. I can make a bottle, change diapers, change my baby's outfit after he has spat up on it, clear the table, cook a meal, all the laundry and the list goes on and on!! The amount of appreciation I have to do these simple tasks is immeasurable. To say I am fortunate would be an understatement.
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!