Re: aren't they amazing
I hope I can put my THOUGHTS into words, without sounding horrible... forgive me, in advance, if I sound... negative... I really don't intend to...
My son with mosaic DS is 13 now... I said recently to my husband, how much easier it was to enjoy him when he was a baby..because not much is expected of a baby. As he got older...THEN issues came up, etc.
So..speaking from HINDSIGHT... absolutely, enjoy her...love her...shower her with affection!! But I think you do have to be aware, that at some point, delays will present themselves. For example... I never did sign language with Jared, he was a very unhappy toddler at home, I later realized, it was because he struggled so much to communicate with me. At school they used sign, and he caught right on, and could express to them what he needed, but with me, it was a struggle. It's my one real regret. Speech delay is a common issue with DS children....Jared was about 5 yrs old before he could talk.
From all the parents I've ever met with DS children... those children who progressed the most "normally", were involved in physical therapy, speech therapy, later occupational therapy... A crystal ball would be great, wouldn't it?? I do believe though.... to give her the best future, you have to start now... and see about her ears... again, with their speech often being delayed, you sure don't want it even MORE delayed due to her not hearing properly as an infant!!
...but, definately, put your head in the sand (ostrich) with her once in a while...and just love her!! Do as much "normal" as you can with her..and give her that extra boost with all the extra appointments and therapies!!