Congratulations on the birth of your new baby…! Do not forget over the next few days that you have a baby who needs love, and will be more like the baby you were expecting than different. However, I have been in your shoes and it is ok to grieve the loss of a child that you envisioned, and grieve for the challenges your little one will face in their future. Do not be afraid to cry, but remember to celebrate!
Your friends and family will likely not know what to say to you, and several will likely say things that you will laugh at in the future. You will get several “they are a blessing”, and probably a few “I’m sorry.” Everything you are feeling is normal. There is a lot of information out there and this is just a starting point that can hopefully get you through the first few days before you really dive in.
Resources For New Parents
This is a resource written by my wife who also happens to be the mother of a child diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and a Medical Doctor! It tells with many of the questions and issues that you will have during the first month after the birth of your baby. I would highly suggest you start with this helpful New Parent Guide.
This new parent guide, produced by the Down Syndrome Guild Of Dallas is a comprehensive guide for new parents. It is available as a free download by clicking on the link above.
I would encourage you to visit the link which will give you the option to stay connected by RSS, Email, Twitter, and Facebook!
Thank you so much for stopping by our site. Our hope is that we can be a source of encouragement, resources, and facts for you! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just need someone to pray for you, please feel free to contact us!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
Rick, Abbie, and Noah Smith
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