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Crickets, what a wonderful message to receive today.   I can not stop thinking about you and what you're going through right now.  I want you to know that, while you may be facing a real diagnosis, that diagnosis still tells you so very little about what kind of person this little boy can be.  His quality of life, his potential for joy and self-sufficiency, his personality and the way he can impact your life... a DS diagnosis does not tell you any of these things.  It...
I got a nasty cold, too, that lasted from like 8-10 weeks. So awful! I took a lot of zinc. But it upsets my stomach so take with lots of food. Hope you feel better soon!
My girl is 28 months and nursing 3-5 times a day.  The pain has decreased dramatically, which is awesome - I didn't know how much more I could take with how intensely it hurt to nurse her.  Like Rosie, I hit 11 weeks and the pain began to subside.  I have no idea how much longer she'll nurse, I'm kind of leaving it up to her.  If I had to guess, I'd say I'll be tandem nursing for awhile...   She's also still co-sleeping so don't ask me how that's gonna work once baby is...
Oh Crickets, just sending you so much love.  And I second what RA said, find yourself a therapist (preferably a certified genetics counselor) who can talk you through the specifics of this.  And I also wonder, are you considering adoption at all?  As was said, there are so many couples who would love to adopt a newborn with DS.  I hope this is coming out the right way; I have nothing but respect, love, and compassion for you and this heartbreaking situation in which you...
She started a thread about her results on here and updated today.
Oh damn, Crickets, I'm so very sorry.  I DO want to say a whole-hearted congratulations on your little boy, and if it helps, I was an early intervention specialist before I was a full-time mama and I have worked with many children with Down Syndrome.  DH also has a cousin with Down Syndrome.  I don't know how much input or opinions you want at this moment, so all I will say at the moment is that my life has been profoundly blessed by these remarkable, magical individuals....
I just had an appointment with my naturopath, who is the most health-conscious (not surprising) person I've ever met.  She is obsessed with nutrition and even SHE was like "Katie, it doesn't matter what you eat, you just need to eat.  If it's a bagel or a deli sandwich, it doesn't matter what it is, just eat it."  She said my crazy mood swings are probably being exacerbated by blood sugar swings since I'm just not eating enough, since healthy food sounds awful and I keep...
Innacircle- oooh yes I definitely popped with my first! I got rounded and bigger in front very quickly, and was in maternity clothes by 11 weeks (which I am now... still wearing regular pants but that won't last much longer!). I stayed pretty compact all the way through but I showed very early. I started both pregnancies with a very flat belly. Here I am at 28 weeks during my first pregnancy: beckyand3 - Glad to see you back here! crickets - you look fabulous -...
As for us, my 28-month-old is still nursing like crazy.  Don't know if the taste will change, or if my milk will dry up - I'm only 11 weeks.
 Actually I've had a lot of friends who got back some - or even a LOT of - perkiness somewhere between 6 months and a year post-weaning.  I just wish I could keep my current pregnant boobs forever and ever and ever.
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