What's good about having a baby with Ds? Sept 22, 2004 0:57:50 GMT -5
Post by on Sept 22, 2004 0:57:50 GMT -5
I know that I dont post much, but I have to on this one. My Taby has been the greatest child. I was young when she was born and deathly afraid that I wouldn't be able to handle a new baby. She was AWESOME!! She slept through the night almost from the beginning, never cried!!! She never took naps during the day which was awesome. We did the house work together and she was so content just bouncing away with mommy, in her back pack. It was so cute. We didn't find out until the day that she was born that she had ds. It didn't matter to me what so ever. The only thing that I kept thinking was that I let my daughter down and made her disabled. I guess I felt guilty in a way, like I myself did this to her. That has all changed now!! Watching her grow and become this beautiful little girl has been the greatest thing ever. Today we were at the hospital visiting my mom and we were going outside to go for a walk. We got on the elevator and she instantly let go of my hand and I got that "I can do it Mommy" look from her. She grabbed the railing and hung on for a floor. After we started going again, we began doing the hokey pokey elmo dance. The elevator was so crowded, but everyone squeezed even more together to give her room. They all clapped when she was done and everyone was laughing!! It was so hilarious. I dont know if this is a good thing, but I can not get mad at her. She has broke things and anything else you can think of that a 3 year does, but as soon as she looks at me with them big blue eyes, it melts my heart and I can't get mad. I have to start laughing and then everything is fine. Sorry got off of the subject!!! But just to let you know, she is the best thing that could have ever happened to me and she knows it!! That is why she is spoiled rotten!! You will love your child no matter what and you will learn to accept the disability. It took me a little while, but everyday that you watch them grow and every little thing that amazes them that we take for granted, it becomes so clear why we were blessed with this child!!! Good luck! Taby has been my savior and has gotten me through much more than she will ever realize!!