My Mama officially shared my confirmed DS diagnosis today!
I love you!
At 12 weeks pregnant, with @beingbanyan
, I had this feeling of abundant love & perfection take over my whole being..coming from the little human growing within! I remember telling a couple of girlfriends that very day that I felt so good about this pregnancy and the perfection of the soul joining our family. Later that afternoon I received the call letting me know that this babe was high risk for Trisomy 21, an extra copy of the 21st chromosome (aka Down Syndrome). My World seemed to crumble in that moment!
We opted out of a confirmatory diagnostic test (amniocentesis) while pregnant and decided to wait until after he was born for a confirmed diagnosis. It wouldn’t have changed anything for our open arms and heart for this baby we were expecting!
Never in my life has the lesson been so loud and clear to trust and listen to my gut and intuition, which was telling me all along (as it was that day we got the high risk news) that all was perfect and divinely aligned for me and my family!
When Banyan was 3 weeks old we received his confirmed Down Syndrome diagnosis. The combination of Banyan’s DS diagnosis, his AV Canal heart defect, and a couple of other minor and then major health scares it has been quite the journey! (Haven’t been able to pull together my thoughts and share.)
At 6.5 weeks old today we are in complete awe of Banyan and his powerful soul and lessons. I’ve never met such a calm, gentle, yet strong soul who is All Love!! We officially join #theluckyfew
as parents to a child with Down syndrome. So far we are finding it is like a secret club of especially grateful and evolved people!! There is nothing to fear and there truly is #nothingdownaboutit