In a perfect world I would think that having a precious baby with DS would be enough challenge in itself.
But in a fallen world, other things can come into play~ babies who have DS, can have birthmoms with drug and alcohol problems. In fact I know a birthmom due to have a baby with DS soon, who has alcohol and drug issues.
**Will you please join us in prayer for this birthmom and her baby with DS she is carrying. God knows who she is.**
This breaks my heart. FAS, FAE, or drug effects on these precious souls is an added burden.
Meet our LOVE, Noah~
He does "learn". He now knows what "shh" means :o) and he knows a tissue to your mouth means- "no spit" LOL!!
He loves routines, he's readily learned the routine of -LOVE=food= clean clothes and clean warm jammies= lots of clean diapers=quiet sleepy nights= happy good mornings, and then it happens all over again! :o)
No matter how many fun chewies we give him, that sleeve calls his name! ;o)
Our Andy age 36 and Faith age 11, struggle each day to understand how FAS affects their lives. Andy and Faith don't have DS. They ask questions about their "disability". Sometimes their questions haunt me. Andy has asked me many many times "Why can't I be normal mom?" (I know- what is normal, but his thinking is high enough for him to be confused about his and our thoughts.)
Holding Noah, LOVING Noah. I guess that's enough for him and should be enough for me too. He lives a beautifully simple life. :o) regardless.
We thank God for our Noah Faithful!