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andyv
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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 12:22 PM    Post subject:
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Hi
I just wanted to say `hello` and give a little introduction to my family. My name is Andrew and I've been married for 5 years to a Japanese lady - we live in Leicestershire which is in the heart of England. Our first child - Emma Ayana Georgia - was born on May 15th 2006 and within a couple of days the doctors were concerned that she may be a DS baby. They took a blood test and two days later we were told that the extra chromosome was present. Those 2 days were very stressful and we had a few tears at the news. We've just had the full test results and DS has been confirmed. Fortunately our families have been fantastic and at the moment we are enjoying all the joys that a newborn baby brings - including exhaustion!! I'll post a photo soon and I'm sure I'll be asking a few questions in the weeks and months ahead!! Looking forward to getting to know you!!

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 12:33 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome Andy, mom and Emma! I'm Jen mom to Brock who is 10 months. We live in middle US - Iowa. Brock's Ds diagnosis also came after his arrival and was tough news to hear, but he's doing great and we've learned that Ds is just a part of who he is. I look forward to seeing your photos. Get some rest!

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 12:38 PM    Post subject:
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Congrats and welcome from Sunny Yorkshire!

I'm sure you'll find lots of information here Very Happy

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 3:49 PM    Post subject:
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Congratulations on your little bundle, her name is beautiful!! Looking forward to learning more about you and your family!

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 4:08 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy,
Welcome to the site - it is wonderful! Also, your daughter is lucky to have such an understanding and supportive dad - enjoy your new bundle!

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 4:21 PM    Post subject:
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Hi and welcome to the site. Smile
Can't wait to see pictures of your little one and learn more about your family.

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 4:24 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy - we're not far from you, in 'Robin Hood city' Nottingham!!! I'm married to an Andy (10 years tomorrow!, and my entrance ticket to this forum is my son Matt, who turned 3 today. I can say, we've definitely come a long way! Great to have you on board, and look forward to seeing photos of your little Emma very soon - and any questions you might have, fire away!

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 4:31 PM    Post subject:
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Hello Andy & Emma! Welcome to DownSyn. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. Hope all goes well with you as you settle into your parenthood.

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 5:31 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome and Congrats! I love her name! It is beautiful and I cant wait to read and see pics of your angel.

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PostPosted: June 14 2006, 10:54 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to you and your family! I look forward to seeing pictures of your precious little girl! I think her name is beautiful!

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PostPosted: June 15 2006, 9:07 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to the board Andy. I can't wait to see pictures.

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PostPosted: June 15 2006, 10:11 PM    Post subject:
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Congratulations on the birth of your little girl!!! I highly reccomend that you read a poem called Welcome to Holland ~ it is a beautiful poem and a great way to begin the journey with your new family. It doesn't happen very often at all so don't be concerned, but I have two children with Down syndrome ~ they have each given my life a little bit of heaven here on earth and each have given my life the greatest joy I could have even known. You will be blessed beyond anything you could imagine and she will teach you things that you never thought possible. I would cherish this time that you have and remember first and formost she is your little girl and a child first, who happens to have Down syndrom! God Bless and hope to see that picture soon ~ jennifer

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PostPosted: June 15 2006, 10:29 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome Very Happy Cant wait to hear more about Emma.

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PostPosted: June 16 2006, 5:09 AM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy and welcome also to the board to your new family. We are not far from you either and have a little girl Imogen who will be 3 at the beginning of July. Look forward to hearing more about your little girl and seeing some pictures too. Are you in touch with any local support groups yet? Which part of Leicestershire are you in? I know some families in Nuneaton also which is not far away..

Welcome again

Sarah

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PostPosted: June 16 2006, 10:59 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn. Can't wait to see pics of your beautiful little girl. The DS diagnosis comes as a bit of a shock but is not the disaster that some doctors make it out to be. My little Talitha is nearly 7 months old now and is a huge blessing to our family and a lot of people around us.

No matter what questions you have there will be people here who can help, and no matter what issues you face, there are others here who have come through similar things. Keep in touch. We are keen to hear more about Emma.

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Mum to Nikki (19 Jul 89), Stefanie (3 Sep 96), Joel [18 June 98] and Talitha (DS) (18 Nov 05) AVSD/PDA repaired 23 March 06

"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:14
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PostPosted: June 16 2006, 11:02 AM    Post subject:
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hello! and welcome Smile

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** Hannah's mom ** UK
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PostPosted: June 18 2006, 5:38 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy

we are also from the UK in the Midlands

not that far from you

I have a UK support group website if you want to go and check it out http://www.proudwalsall.org its not as busy as here but I took my inspiration from Tom the creator of this website ( he is brilliant )

We are planning our annual summer trip to Twycross Zoo on Saturday 1st July. Please let me know if you want to come along and meet us. It would be lovely to meet Emma

the trip is all funded so nothing to pay

let me know, email me. It would be great to meet you and if we can offer any support let us know

Jo

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 7:49 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy and family welcome to the site, cant wait to see some photos of baby Emma. Smile

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PostPosted: June 21 2006, 6:58 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! I'm so glad that you found this forum. It's a great place for information and support. We can't wait to hear more about your little Emma (beautiful name), and see pictures!

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PostPosted: June 21 2006, 11:14 PM    Post subject:
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welcome and congratulations on the birth of your little girl!! Our Mayson was born in February and we didnt know she had DS until she was born. We also have a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 8. cant wait to see pictures!!!

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PostPosted: June 22 2006, 11:52 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome Andy, Emma and family,

I'm Naomi, mum to Callum and Kieran. Callum is my ticket to this site and is now a boisterous gorgeous 3 year old.

I'm an expat Brit who's been living in California for the past 8 year. I went to Leicester Poly (now De Montfort University) and lived in Oadby for a while as well.

Glad to have you here.

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Mum to Callum (DS) 3/03 and Kieran 8/04
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PostPosted: June 22 2006, 6:23 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Andy... from Andy. Congratulations !!!!!

I live in Nottingham , but work in Leicester (at least for some of the week!!)

I manage the Nuffield hospital on Scraptoft Lane in Leicester. If you're ever likely to be near the Starbucks at Borders, Fosse Park, send me a pm as I'd love to meet up with another new dad in the area. And that would give me plenty of excuses for a good coffee !!!

We've just had a baby (Jamie) with DS too,and recently spent 10 days at Glenfield waiting for a potential heart op (It never happened !!! - see the prayer request board for details)

Hope to catch up with you soon.
Pm me and I'll give you mobile number etc.

Jazzman

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Benjamin (9), Toby (11), Joel (7) and Hannah (14)

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PostPosted: June 22 2006, 7:01 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome Andy, Emma and Mommy!! Congratulations on your new addition to your family!! Can't wait to see pics and good to have you here!

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and Katie 11/30/05
"Most People Only Dream of Angels..... I Get to Hold Both of Mine!"

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PostPosted: June 22 2006, 8:12 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome Andy! I can't wait to see pics of your new baby!! Congratulations!!

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