The first time I found out about NIPT or Harmony, I was happy because it’s a simple test and there are no risks associated with loosing the pregnancy , which is great!The second time I heard about it, I was devasted because as a result there are countries where 99% of the pregnancies with Down Syndrome are terminated because of it.I cried that night because I felt like society doesn’t want my sweet Eli to be part of this world and she may be one of the last generations with Down Syndrome. I thought about the moment when she is going to ask me “how come there are no more people like me?“ and it broke my heart.
This test will tell you if your children have Down Syndrome which is good for you to know. What is not going to tell you is how their life will be and how much joy, love and great moments will bring.Yes, there will be challenges for sure, but let’s be honest: what child doesn’t come with challenges? I am a mom of 2 girls:one with DS and one typical and both have challenged me in their own ways.There is no prefect child,but I can tell you with all my heart: I don’t regret for one second having Eli in my life,and I am so blessed and grateful for who she is,and the impact she has in my life.
I was one of those moms that didn’t care what a test said about my kid because I knew one thing: she is mine no matter what,and I am going to love her with all my heart and be there for her every step of the way.I am a stubborn person and even though doctors told me she would be an inconvenience in our life,we might not have a typical family life,she will be a burden for her siblings or may not do any of the things the rest of her family does,we decided to keep her, love her and treasure her and it was the best decision ever! But unfortunately not everyone is stubborn and they may choose something else,which makes me sad....
In December we did lots of activities,from visiting museums,parks and zoos,tubing,boat surfing,building sand castles,dancing,playing and many more; all this time Eli was part of the team, enjoying every minute.Her life is definitely worth living!
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