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Posted by linda on June 29, 2000 at 13:42:53:

In Reply to: MY NEW BABY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH D.S. posted by LISA C. on June 29, 2000 at 13:22:10:

: I JUST HAD OUR BABY GIRL 6-7-00 AND THEY INFORMED US SHE HAS DOWNS. SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING VERY WELL CONSIDERING SHE WAS BORN AT 29 WKS WEIGHING ONLY 2 1/2#. MY FEAR IS I WON'T BE A GOOD ENOUGHT MOM TO A SPECIAL CHILD SUCH AS SHE IS- I HAVE A 3 1/2 YR OLD BOY AND I AM NOT THE MOST PATIENT. I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT HAVING A SPECIAL CHILD IS HARD ON A MARRIAGE IF IT IS NOT STONG. MY MARRIAGE IS AVERAGE I WOULD SAY HOWEVER- IT IS VERY STRESSED OUT RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON. WE ARE CONSIDERING ALL THE OPTIONS WITH HER INCLUDING ADOPTION- BUT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE GIVING OUR LITTLE GIRL AWAY- WHEN WE PLANED FOR HER THE WHOLE TIME. CAN ANY ONE HELP US- I FEEL LIKE ROB WHO POSTED HIS MESSAGE IN SEPT 99 ON POSSABLE ADOPTION. WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR WHAT TO EXPECT. HAS ANYONE ELSE GONE THOUGH THIS TOO?


First, congratulations on your daughter. My son is now 10 and believe me all those thoughts went thru my head too. Take the time to get to know your little one. My son is in many ways just a normal kid. He just takes longer to learn things. Early intervention is very important and find a local support group in your area. Talking to other parents with downs children is your best source of information. MY son goes to birthday parties, plays out in the yard with neighbor kids(they come to the door asking for him), goes to school and is a whiz at playstation, and plays little league baseball. He knows his abc's, can count to 5 in spainish and he has brought me and my husband closer together in so many ways. He is the joy of our lives and he has taught my other kids to look at life in a wonderful way(believe me they are not angels). At times I think I was BLESSED to have him in our lives. He has "taught us" so much... :-) linda

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