Actually I posted about this sort of last September. My daughter Haley just turned 9. I was 32 when I had her and she is T21. Last September my brother and his wife had a baby boy Alex also T21. She was 42 when she had him. Alex is their 2nd child, he has a big sister Emily. But you are right, I had never heard of it SOOOO close.
My father had a first cousin with Ds who lived to be around 60. But....although that is a close connection.....my dad's parents EACH had 12 brothers and sisters.....so my father literally had hundreds of cousins. And this child was the very last of a large family...so the mom was probably older. I was 39 when Patrick was born.
Don't know. Definitely not on my side of the family. Wait! Never mind, I almost forgot there that I'm not Jason's biological mom - hmmm, too funny, I've never done that before! Anyway, there is not any history of Ds on his biological mother's side of the family. It's unknown/undecided about someone on Brian's side of the family. It was one of those great-uncles had a kid that died at a very young age and no one really remembers if the child had Ds or not. Some family members say yes while other say no.
Jessie, mom to Jason 20 yrs old (Ds), Ellie 8, and Jake 6, married to Brian
Post by laurasnowbird on May 30, 2005 15:08:56 GMT -5
None in either side of our family, and my husband's mom had him when she was 43. (ooooh, deja vu!) I will be 42 when this munchkin is born, although only weeks away from 43.
I have a friend who has a 2 1/2 year old with DS, and she is pregnant again with another with DS. My understanding is that it is translocation, and the parents didn't realize it after the birth of their first child with DS. They also have an older daughter who is typical, so I don't know how the whole translocation thing works.
Laura, mother to Nicholas (27), Victoria (15), Ethan DS (11 years) and Aidan (7 years)
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