I’ve got to be honest. I would have never guessed in a million years that when Abbie and I made the trip to the hospital to deliver Noah we’d be brining home a little boy with Down syndrome.
As you can read in Noah’s birth story, we had no idea Noah had Down syndrome until about four hours after he was born. As new parents to a child with Down syndrome we quickly learned all we could about Down syndrome.
We Quickly Became “Experts” on Down Syndrome
During the first few weeks we learned much about the physical characteristics of a child born with Down syndrome, the labs a child born with down syndrome has to endure, and some of the major medical concerns for a child born with Down syndrome.
But above all of this we fell further in love.
Further in love with our new son.
Our first son.
A son that was born with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Isn’t As Scary As It Seems
At first Down syndrome seems scary. It isn’t. Seriously.
If you are a new parent of a child born with Down syndrome you may think it’s the scariest thing in the world.
You may be confused, sad, hurt, disappointed, unhappy, curious, happy, joyful, etc. You may feel like all of the emotions you are feeling will never go away.
They will. This May Be Our First Video, But It’s Certainly Not Our Last
In your head you always wonder what it will be like when you bring your first (or any) child through your front door. You dream about the day that you get to take all of those fun home videos. (Isn’t it odd how in our dreams we never dream about bringing home a child with Down syndrome?)
I wonder why…
Anyways, our life is great! God is way to good to us. We are so happy to be baby Noah’s parents, and we wouldn’t change one little chromosome about him. Seriously.
In fact we love him so much we want to share him with the world! We will be doing a daily one minute video to show the world that Down syndrome is ‘ok.’ Yes, everyday!
We hope that you will do us the honor by subscribing, liking Noah’s Dad Facebook page, and sharing our site with as many people as you can. We would ask that you would join with us in showing the world that Down syndrome is ok! 🙂
Did you have any surprises as a first time parent? Please feel free to share in the comments. I’d enjoy hearing your story.