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World Down Syndrome Day 3/21: @themerrythought
World Down Syndrome Day 3/21: @themerrythought
World Down Syndrome Day 3/21: @themerrythought
World Down Syndrome Day 3/21: @themerrythought
World Down Syndrome Day 3/21: @themerrythought

Those with down syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, which is why we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21. A little over three years ago on the 21st of October I gave birth to a baby girl. I had experienced a healthy pregnancy and we had not received a prenatal diagnosis. However, the moment I saw my baby girl, I knew.. she was born with Down syndrome. I went numb. I was sad and I was scared. I think a part of me will always feel guilty that I didn’t experience joy when I saw her. But I didn’t know. I didn’t know what our lives would look like. I didn’t know what her future would look like. I didn’t know her. I would like to share a few things that I wish I had known that day when they passed me my sweet baby girl. Head over to The Merrythought to read full post..