My Beautiful outside homebirth and special surprise baby (Lots of pics in #39 update in #70 & 38) - Page 4
I know your LO is already 6 months+ but now but just wanted to say congratulations! I had that surprise with my first bub and I, like you, was so happy i got the peaceful birth I needed due to not having advance diagnosis. My LO is nearly 2 now and is amazing but it took me most of year to get completely 'over' the surprise. I like to think I took it well but honestly your posts show a lot more peace than I had so soon!
In any case, I'm 5months into #2 and plotting another peaceful birth hence reading these birth stories. Thanks so much for sharing yours. It made my day.
I just read the birth story in the link below. It had me in tears, literally weeping. It really changed me. Thank you for posting the link. And thank you to the OP for sharing your incredible birth story. Your baby is truly beautiful.
Wow, what a beautiful story and an adorable angel you have there! I thought I would pass on this great blog that I have been enjoying for some months now. It is a blog of a photographer mother that has 2 little girls, one with Down Syndrome. http://www.kellehampton.com/ and her birth story: http://www.kellehampton.com/p/nellas-birth-story.html
1 year later... almost to the minute
The past year has been really pretty good. I struggled for the first 4-5 months to really bond deeply with Dean. It took me a long time to see him as him and not as his diagnosis. But so far he has been like any other typical baby. he's developmentally on track and aside from some minor hearing loss that we are sorting out, he has had no health problems often related to trisomy 21. He is a super happy, healthy, easy going breast fed, cloth diapered, BLW'ed baby. I still have waves of despair thinking of his future, and mine. but I just tell myself that even with a typical child, you never know how they will turn out or what might happen. He has a bright future and especially given his great development so far and the early interventions that we are doing, I have no reason to hold him back whatsoever.
Happy Birthday Dean!
Dean is still doing so very, very well. He has close to 100 signs and around 50 words. He loves to climb and play and be a typical 2.5 yr old. He loves trucks and trains and things that go. I think that gentle, attached parenting and tons of involvement have definitely helped him excel. He's just a little rock star!