The day that Peyton was discharged from the hosptial, the doctor sat us down and told us that Peyton wasn’t perfect. At the time, we were horrified that she would tell us this because he was perfect. The following week, we got his diagnosis of WHS. Like most parents, we were devistated and our world was turned upside down.

Peyton will be 8 months next week and it has been an emotional journey but one that I would never trade. I never thought that I would get to a place where I would find joy in life again but somewhere that changed and I’m not sure when it happened. I always knew my joy in life was my children but I was looking for it in work and other accomplishments. One day, while I was working with Peyton I started to cry because I finally realized that he is my joy and that he is perfect because he is who he is and that is why we love him so much! How could a doctor look at this beautiful boy and think he is not perfect!

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5 Responses to Best gifts come in small packages

  1. Therese says:

    What a cutie:)

  2. Jessica Aman says:

    Wow! He is so cute:)

  3. Hilary says:

    Adorable!!! Happy 8 months Peyton!

  4. LeeAnn says:

    Peyton is so adorable:) I related to your post because I was adapting to motherhood and the diagnosis at the same time, I had a difficult time measuring myself by my family instead of by my career and it made me feel sort of lost those first months…also I don’t understand the way doctors try to tell us our babies are not perfect or do not look right, is any mother going to be able to hear that?! I know I didn’t take it so well, pretty much I lost my temper more than once when certain doctors talked about Brodies nose or his face, I look back and laugh now at how defensive I was. But peyton is completely perfect and adorable!

  5. Laurie says:

    Syndrome or not, Peyton is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! xo

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