As a G-Ma (otherwise known as Nana), shopping for my little Wyatt is always a thrill. My first grandbaby will be born in March, if not sooner, if he is anything like his father. Wyatt is expected to drop into the world and this Nana is so excited! So, of course, the shopping shall commence.
New babies get many clothes. I like to really pick out things that my son and daughter-in-law might not have purchased online, so I head to the mall. My daughter, the soon-to-be Aunt Julie, and I stopped off at the toddler shop to find some cute things for Wyatt. There are so many cute little outfits for my new buckaroo. I try to pace myself, however, so I can get him things as he grows.
iLevel® technology really comes in handy when I am out shopping. I can elevate my power wheelchair up to 12 inches so I can reach the baby clothes on the higher racks. One of the greatest things about iLevel is that you can adjust the height of your power wheelchair at the touch of a button. One minute I need the full 12 inches to reach a particular cute baby outfit. The next minute, I lower my power wheelchair seat slightly so I can look closer at another outfit on a lower rack.
My son knows and understand that this Nana is an advocate for the disability community. I bought two shirts for Wyatt that reflect the advocate in me. One says, “You can change the world.” The other shirt says, “We stand together.” I am sure some thought and conversation will come from those.
I know how excited I was when I was carrying Wyatt’s daddy. So, I am more excited to get to see Wyatt’s little smiling face when he meets the world. So, I must prepare him to take on the world.
About Madonna Long: Madonna works as a disability advocate to educate policymakers and congressional leaders on disability issues. She uses an Edge 3 Power Wheelchair for mobility. She is a mother to four children and lives life on her terms, despite a spinal cord injury. Click here to learn more about Madonna.