It's been 8 months since my first post and it feels like it was 10 years ago. when kayle (my nefew) was born and dignosed with DS I was sad, scared and didn't know how to help my sister. The advice I was given and reading posts from other people was a tremendous help. The best advice I recieved was to just treat kayle like any other baby and the Welcome to Holand story.
As I look at kayle sitting on the floor (sitting up all by himself) playing with a toy and he looks over at me with his big blue eyes and begins to babble, I am reminded of how children are life's little blessings. I don't see his disablity, I see the magic of a baby finding his feet and discoving how good they taste or the look you get when you introduce a new tasting food he's not sure he likes but keeps eating. My favorite is the look of true love on his face when he come in in the morning and the way he grabs my face(and sometimes hair) to give me a big (wet) kiss.
My Point is I'm not scared, sad or unsure anymore. My sister is an amazing mom, my nefew is a beautiful amazing baby boy and I think I'm doing a good job as suppoetive sister and loving aunt. Thank you to all the loving families who share here and for those who are new to a dignosis of DS ;those overwhelming feeling fade and the love and Joy of children florish ( at least for us this was the case).