Friday, October 4, 2013

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month?  How fitting since it's the month that our little man decided to come into the World.  He was 2 1/2 weeks early.  He was suppose to be a November baby like Mommy but decided he wanted to join Daddy in celebrating in October.

This month I'd like to educate my friends on Down Syndrome, even though I am still learning more and more about it each day myself.  At first I received most of my information from the internet while pregnant with Asher. I have to say it was scary.  Most of the stuff that was put out there was all of the scary stuff.  But now that I am part of a community here locally, I am hearing the amazing stories as well.  The joys and the beauties. I also follow many blogs that just talk about the day stuff.  The "normal" life stuff.

Most of my friends have been posting facts about DS and their little ones this week and I have enjoyed reading them.  I wish I could share them all with you.  They have the same ups and downs like "typical" children.  They even have the "terrible two's and three's...."  LOL.  They are.... children!  That's probably the most important thing I want you to know.  Asher is a little boy first and foremost.  That was an important thing for me to remember when I brought him home.  He was a baby.  He needed me.

Here is an interesting thing I found on Pinterest that I want to share with you:

 I'm still learning the correct lingo myself.  Anyway, that's my education on DS for today.

And here's a cute picture I took of little man today.  Our weather here in CO turned cold and some people have reported the "s" word.... snow.  Don't worry, we're getting back into the 70's again on Sunday.  Hugs from Asher!

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