What does a Down Syndrome mom look like?

I want you all to know that when I talk about the difficult times after I gave birth to Nicholas, it in no way means that I am upset about his having Down Syndrome. There are two reasons that I talk about it so often. The first is because when I was going through it, […]

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“Hi, this is Mary, Nicholas’s mom..”

That’s a message that I was leaving Nicholas’s babysitter one afternoon. As those words were coming out of my  mouth, I remember thinking “what did I just say?” For some reason, this message that I left was when it hit me that I was someone’s mom.  It wasn’t in the hospital after giving birth, it […]

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Muscle Tone

Before Nicholas, I had previously known some things about Down Syndrome.  After the doctors told us that they were going to order genetic testing to see if he had it, they kindly asked us not to google anything.  There was no way I could do that anyway.  I couldn’t even look at my phone at […]

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This kid is getting heavy!

As us Down Syndrome moms know, our kiddos may not be sitting up as early as their typically developing peers.  So, it isn’t as easy for me to carry him out of the car seat on my hip and still be able to use one hand to function. On Thursday, there was a woman in […]

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What are we doing here?

Before having my baby this past September, I always wondered what it would be like going back to work while also being a mom. As a second grade teacher, I was an extreme planner. I planned every single second of each day in hopes of being an engaging and memorable teacher for my students. I’ll […]

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