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PostPosted: September 17 2010, 10:02 PM    Post subject:
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Hi all... It has taken me awhile to get connected. My Richie (Ds) is 11 months old today. It has been an amazingly difficult - and easy - journey so far! I have two older children, teenagers, and they were easy babies, but Richie takes the cake. He is so precious and sweet and good tempered. He's not a crier. He gives these cute little fusses, but he's only scream cried a couple of times in his life. I joke that God gives you what you can handle. Ds, definitely. A screaming baby, thank you for having mercy!

I work full time, and one sweet blessing of having a baby with Ds is that I have not missed any of his developmental steps. Everything happens slowly enough that I don't miss anything!

The hardest thing for me to learn so far is not comparing him to other children. First, typically developing babies, and then - other babies with Ds.

It's been a great comfort reading and watching the last week or so. For example, I did not know that Miralax was ubiquitous in the baby Ds world, and got a chuckle from the posting of the recall notice. Miralax is an essential staple in our home!

I could keep going, but if I'm going to tell a long story, I better post it in the "My Story" forum.

Greetings all!

Angela, Mom to Caleb (16, ASD), Becca (14), Richie (11 mo, Ds), and wife to Rich.
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PostPosted: September 18 2010, 4:14 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn!

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Hi & Welcome Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 18 2010, 10:25 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome...Welcome...Welcome! He looks precious in your signature pic.

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welcome to the family Smile

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PostPosted: September 18 2010, 11:42 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to DownSyn! Glad you're here. I envy you your happy, easy baby--you're so lucky! Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 18 2010, 11:58 PM    Post subject:
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What a precious little guy you have! Everyone is different but the comparing thing just slowly stopped as Tiana got older. Now if I do notice the comparing thing coming out it really does not bother me it is almost more of an observation and I don't feel that sad or dreadful feeling.

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Welcome to DownSyn! I have learned a lot here and it's always nice knowing other people are experiencing the same things as you.

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Welcome!

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Hi and Welcome. So glad your joining us. Very Happy

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