has a feature story about prenatal testing; the article includes a sidebar interview with the editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, Kathryn Lynard Soper. Also, there’s a link to my essay in the book, “First Words,” which I will be reading today, at the Barnes & Noble in Missoula.
It’s a cold, wet, rainy day, and the event is scheduled for the middle of the twin’s naptime. So I think I’ll make the trip down by myself, and Tom will stay home with the kids.
I can’t decide which I’m more nervous about: the prospect of no one showing up; or the prospect of speaking in front of a crowd. The one thing that’s given me courage: Avery woke up this morning, crawled into our big bed and handed me a yellow plastic smiley-face figure.