Post by GatorTracyB on May 18, 2004 9:52:41 GMT -5
Reading the thread regarding premonitions made me wonder something...
Many of us noticed individuals with DS were EVERYWHERE when we were pregnant- sort of a visual "real life experience" premonition...
do you ever wonder if you and your child are somebody else's premonition?
Sometimes I see pregnant women in the mall, or at the pediatrician, or at school and I think to myself, James and I may be an example of life with a child who has DS. When I was pregnant with Caroline, I would sit in the OB's office and wonder if anyone sitting in the waiting room was in the same situation as I was back in 2001.
I hope if we are the "examples" that we are positive ones!
Wife to Jon, Mom to Emily (5), James (3,Ds) and baby Caroline (08/07/03)
Post by meghans_mom on May 18, 2004 20:55:48 GMT -5
Tracy - I always think that -- that we're examples and that I hope that we present the positive side of things to people who may one day be in our situation. I do know that one day when i was at Meghan's school, I met a brand new mom, (she was 16 or 17 at the time), her mom and her 6 week old little baby...they stopped me and we chatted and they were so thrilled to meet MM. I mean, the whole school is all kids w/ DS - but the moms aren't always around - but I think we made a good and happy impression of what the future would be like for them. Of course, this mom has now blown ME away...she's so active in the school and PTA and is always involved and doing stuff - aside from working and going to school...I look up to HER now :-D but i digress...laurie
I never stoped to think about this myself .Then one day My son and I where in the pet store at the mall( CODY DS 3 years old ) AS we stood looking in on two dogs playing with a toy Cody looked up at me and signed dogs play.I signed yes dogs play . A young lady who was PG and her D/H was standing there.We then went on to see the fish Cody signed fish water I again signed yes .The lady and her D/H again was standing beside us As we moved on to the birds Cody signed bird .I seen the lady and D/H was once again beside us just looking at CODY. She then said to me is your son DS . I said yes he is . She had a big smile on her face and placed her hand on her tummy and said so is ours . We talked for a little bit and I gave her my number.I have not gotton a call yet but it made me stop to think about this that day. Now when I see a mommy to be I always think about that day . SID
SID D/h Gale Heather 26 yr Troy 15yr CODY JAMES( DS) 4 years old LOVE IS LIKE A RIVER,IF YOU LET IT FLOW IT WILL FEED AND TOUCH MANY !!!!!!!!!!