And yes I stole your facebook profile pic!
Allison was one of the first people I talked to when it felt like my world was crashing down with Elle. She was born so small and then kept losing weight and then we found out I wasn't really producing milk. And I felt like a failure. I happened to be on Facebook in a rare moment of being alone as a new mom--dad and baby both napping. And up popped Allison on my chat. I don't remember what we talked about or the advice she gave me. I remember sitting there crying and thinking woe is me, when she said "I never thought my second baby would have any problems after having a "normal" first." And it snapped me right back. I had known things were going on with her second, but I really had no idea. We talked some more and I left with a lighter heart.
She is just an amazing woman. She is a mom that loves with all her heart and has accepted this angel and just plans on running with it. I know she has hard days and days when she probably just cries. I wish you all had a chance to meet her in person. I fall apart over sniffles and ear infections, and she faces a much bigger challenge with grace. She asks why, she talks about her feelings after Lucy was born and the challenge to just be happy. Check out her blog, I know you will admire Allison as much as I do.