Sunday, August 2, 2009

Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome?



What Other Mothers Say
Congratulations! You are blessed! --Jill

...everytime I think of the what ifs I also think what I would be missing if she didn't have DS. You know Holland is absolutely breathtaking. =) --Laiken’s Mother

There may be struggles but you will never find regrets. The love you will have for this child will take your breath away. I never would have believed it myself. --Stephanie

But this sweet little baby has often brought so much peace to my heart that I never expected. As sweet as my other babies were, that is one thing I never remember feeling with them. That's why she is special to me and not because she has DS. --Chris

Our son with Ds is adopted and needs open heart surgery soon. No one said it would be easy, but I feel honored to be his mother. --Kristin

She shows me everyday what it means to not give up if you don't succeed the first time around. She has taught me patience and courage and to be proud of who I am and to enjoy the little things in life. -- Tasha

... this is just a baby- and you need to hold onto that no matter what other people say or feel. -- Nicole

This little life is not what you were expecting but everything will be alright. In fact, everything will be great! -- Sally

They are going to learn so much from this child. They are the lucky ones!! -- Amy

Give this child life and you will learn more about yourself than you ever dreamed there was to know. --Jen

More importantly, he will be a delight and will bless your life in so many ways. He will thoroughly charm everyone around him and I promise that you will be smitten when you first hold him in your arms. -- Tara

I know that I never could have had such a life change without my sweet boy. --Angela

You are meant for your baby. Your baby is meant for you. -- Ria

Read more of what moms say on this topic here and here.

Posts Written for Pregnant Parents
Chrystal: What Would You Say
Lisa: Open Letter to Parents Facing a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
S: My advice for a new Down Syndrome family
Karyn: To Those With A Prenatal Diagnosis

And the Winner Is...

Stephanie of Our Daily Smiles. Email me to let me know which prize pack you are selecting.

Thank you to everybody that entered the giveaway. Your words matter and I am glad you shared them.

Picture Credits
From left to right, top to bottom:

Emilia of Our Daily Smiles
Finnian of Finnian’s Journey
Lily of A Walk In Lily’s Garden
Jacob of Our Jacob
Joey of Our Bundle of Joy
Leah of Everyday Elliott photographed by Melissa Jones Photography
A baby I can't wait to meet
Quinn of Quinn’s Crusaders
Ella Grace of Ella Grace with the Pretty Face
Charlie of Blessings and Glory
Playette of One More, More Than One
Max of Hang On Little Tomato

10 comments:

  1. Awesome! So glad to be a part of this :)

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  2. The pictures are beautiful!!! Thanks for including Emmie. I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your site. I'm so glad you found me! You are a wealth of info! Thanks

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  3. Thank you so muuch for putting this together - I love the beautiful faces and inspiring words. Thanks for including Quinn.

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  4. What a great post. I love all the pretty faces.

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  5. Great photo collage of cuties. Glad to be part of the post. :-)

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  6. Seriously where have I been! I just wandered onto this blog today! I'm feeling left out -lol Linking up now!

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  7. Fantastic - I love the gorgeous picture postcard. When I was about to have Han and we pretty much knew she'd have DS - all I wanted was to see what other babies with DS might look like, to be reassured - and this would have done the trick beautifully.

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  8. I love the photo collage, it brought tears to my eyes. I honestly think we won the lottery when it comes to cute babies! Thanks for your great blog!

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  9. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://maternitymotherhood.net

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