When I realised my baby with Down syndrome really was ‘different’.

  River was 6 months old when we learnt that he had had Down syndrome, and although he was slightly delayed in typical milestone he was pretty much keeping up with his peers. He smiled, rolled over, lifted his head up, laughed and sat up at near typical times and although he was late, there … Continue reading When I realised my baby with Down syndrome really was ‘different’.

Two families with Down syndrome members, but only one will be remembered

Back last year I witnessed two families within days of each other, and each one stuck in my mind for very different reasons. It really got me thinking about public perceptions of life with Down syndrome and why they feel that it’s so terrible. It made me realise that although unfairly, our actions in public … Continue reading Two families with Down syndrome members, but only one will be remembered

Down syndrome or not, I believe in both of my children

When I tell you, my second son was born with Down syndrome, you’ll probably feel sorry for me. You’ll probably feel sorry for my family and think we have endured a terrible tragedy. You will probably not believe me when I say it wasn’t tragic at all, and that actually it hasn’t negatively impacted us … Continue reading Down syndrome or not, I believe in both of my children