I’m new here…

My name is Lily. I’m 5 months old and up until today my life has been a little topsy turvy, but from today on (or so they tell me) things are hopefully going to be a little more stable.

See, I’m getting this thing called Adopted. It means that I’m going to have 2 people (Mama C and Mommy) who love me so much that they want me to come and live with them forever! Up until now I’ve been living with Barb, who is very wonderful but she was just a pit stop until I could get to my forever home.

Mama C and Mommy tell me that I also have a dog named Ellie. I don’t really get what a dog is but I think it has something to do with this thing that keeps sticking it’s cold wet nose in my bassinet. I hope she’s friendly though because I think I’d like to have a lot of new adventures with her.

I also have this thing called Down Syndrome (it means that I have more chromosomes than most people – frankly I think it’s kind of cool). It means that I’m going to have to live up to my nickname: TigerLily and be a fighter because some things in life are going to take a little more work for me. Having Down Syndrome also seems to mean that I have some problems with my heart and this thing that my mom’s call “reflux” which I’ve learned means that I vomit a lot and I really don’t like it. But hopefully before the end of the summer I’m going to have surgery (another one – I had one when I was just teeny tiny so I’m an old pro at that) that will fix my heart and then maybe the vomiting too.

But for now that’s my story. So far my life has been a pretty big adventure so hopefully with this new Ellie dog-person I’ll have a lot more to share.

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