There’s this thing. It happens in the Down syndrome community. (I think it happens in other places too, but I can only speak to what I know.)I call it the unicorn fart phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear New Parent,
If you have found this place, you may have just discovered that your baby has Down syndrome. You are likely standing at a fork in the road. Whether your baby has been born yet or not, you’ll need to make choices now, in action or thought, that will change you forever.
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I have had my moments of self-righteous judgement. Shocking, I know. I’ve strapped on my righteous halo in secret, just for comfort.
In the early weeks after discovering LP has Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), I spent time pontificating on life and riding some emotional waves. During that time, for a brief moment, despite all my reservations on prenatal testing, I wished we hadn’t opted out. For a brief moment, I thought we should have terminated.