Give Her to Me so I can See Her

Dear Mom, the day my little miracle baby was born the neonatologist in his most pathetic sad voice broke the news to us that they suspected our little girl had Down Syndrome. I asked him, “does she have 10 fingers and toes? Is she breathing?” When his response was yes, I told him “well then give her to me so I can see her”.

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What your Feeling Right Now if Perfectly Normal

What your feeling right now if perfectly normal. The feelings of sadness, uncertainty, grief this is all part of the process. Also know, that These feelings will not last. You may feel glimpses of them as time passes, but feelings of joy, love, adoration and being proud will far outweigh the not so great feelings. 

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I Never Knew Life Could Be So Good

I never knew life could be so good. You might be scared or sad and I was too. It’s okay and even an important part of the journey to grieve. My baby girl is everything I never knew I always wanted and your baby will be too. After many years and many failed attempts to have a baby, Emmy is the one that stuck.

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How Did God Possibly Feel that I was Capable of Raising Two Children with Special Needs. 

I’m just going to say it; I did not want a baby with Down Syndrome. Our oldest daughter has autism and I already felt overwhelmed by the demands of being a special needs mom. So with the realization of our 20 week ultrasound, and confirmed blood work solidifying the Down syndrome diagnosis, I was angry!

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I Know Life May Look a Little Different for you Now...

First off...CONGRATS!! I know life may look a little different for you now, but I wanted to let you know that you don't have to let go of ANY of the dreams you had for your child prior to finding out about that tiny little extra chromosome. Please don't sweep those expectations and BIG dreams under a rug.

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Your Baby will be the Light of your Life

I saw the “look” when I looked at my son and knew he had Down syndrome. Then doctors came in and delivered the news. “I’m sorry...” My world turned 180 degrees upside down. He was a rainbow baby and the first boy in my side of family, so expectations were high, then I had a baby with Down syndrome. I kept asking myself Why me? I blamed myself for not be able to have “a normal child”. I felt like a failure…

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I Knew I Loved you Before I Met You

When we found out we were expecting and saw our child’s heartbeat for the very first time, the artistic side of me decided to paint and frame the saying “I knew I loved you before I met you” for the baby’s room because well, I was in love with this baby. The joy and excitement we felt was so pure but it was stripped from us when we were given the news that our little girl would be born with Down Syndrome.

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You Have Been Given an Extraordinary Child.

Congratulations! You have been given an extraordinary child. Right now, your emotions are likely an exploding paradox of joy and concern, marvel and assumption. It is okay, focus on the joy and wonder. Embrace your circumstances and pace yourself. Community is a wonderful thing, so surround yourself with others who challenge you in encouraging ways and add positive truth that is balanced with grace.

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I Bet you Never Knew...

I bet you never knew how wonderful having a child with Down syndrome would be. I know I didn’t! Fletcher is only 4 months old, but I already feel like the luckiest mom on the planet to have been given this sweet boy. We are in the middle of a scary time as we are getting close to open heart surgery. Fletcher was born with an AV Canal defect and PDA. We knew he was going to need this surgery before he was born. But now that he’s here, and he has the best little smile you’ve ever seen, it makes it so much scarier.

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The Happiness and Love a child with Down Syndrome Brings

You have been chosen by a higher power to fulfill an amazing plan. This little angel has come to earth to your arms with a great desire to teach the world that love is the most important power in the universe. The happiness and love a child with Down syndrome brings to a household is unbelievable. There will be trials and uncertainties but the good will always overcome the bad. I can’t imagine life without my little guy. Good luck on this new amazing journey you are about to explore.

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I Know How You Feel!

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was holding my new baby boy, wrapped in my arms when I found out. He was all snug in a blanket, looking up at me as I cried, listening to the doctors and staff tell me, only minutes after he was born that he had Down Syndrome and what that meant. And in those first few days , after hearing the statistics, talking to doctors and researching online I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I knew what it meant to have a child with Down Syndrome, but quite frankly I was devastated and scared.

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I Found My Purpose

I know you're scared. I know you have fears. I want to know this journey is not easy, but you have an opportunity. An opportunity to make a profound difference in your little one's life, to be their advocate, to be a part of an amazing community, and to feel wondrous love. If you ever wanted to find purpose in life, I can tell you, your search is over.

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