- Bloom - finding beauty in the unexpected, by Kelle Hampton, is scheduled for publication early in April, by Harper Collins. It is described as a memoir of the year of her daughter who has Down syndrome. From the publisher's note:
... From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, a thriving photography career, and great friends. When she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Brett, were ecstatic. Her pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasounds showed a beautiful, healthy, high-kicking baby girl.
But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her two-year-old sister, Lainey, had at birth. As she watched friends and family celebrate with champagne toasts and endless photographs, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome — a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle's fear and pain were vanquished by joy ...
A video preview is available here.
Kelle Hampton's blog, Enjoying the small things is here - she's a professional photographer so as you would expect, the images she posts are stunning. It's not all about babies ... take a look at this fabulous photo essay about a Valentines Day dance last week. Highly recommended. (The site is now listed in our Blogroll, so you can visit it often - scroll down the right hand column ->)
- Stronger Siblings DVD, produced by Siblings Australia (2011)
Visit Siblings Australia website to download an order form to purchase your own copy.