09 May Dear Ariel
Yesterday your were 12 weeks old. What a journey so far we have had.
Your father and I feel so blessed to have you. You already show such great determination despite having Downs Syndrome. We are very proud of you.
We have had so many appointments to test for all of the possible health problems you could have. You have been so well behaved and patient making the whole process run smoothly. It has been very tiring but we are almost done. The worst test was the eye test. You cried your little heart out but it was with reason. We had already been to Physio for your Torticollis and it was quite an invasive test. My poor baby. You have 2 cataracts – 1 in each eye. We see the surgeon Monday to see if you need surgery. You are also short-sighted and we will need to get you glasses somewhere between the age of 2 and 4. I need glasses now too so we can rock some cool frames together. You will look so cute!!
Today we will see the pediatrician. He will be so impressed. You have no major health concerns and you are reaching all of your milestones. Initially we were worried about your weight because you were not strong enough to breast feed and could not stay awake long enough to finish your bottle. If was tough for both of us. I persevered and expressed the breast milk until you were ready. It was worth it because now you are thriving.
You sleep all through the night. You always have. You have never woken us up during the night – not ever. You don’t know how much that means for any new parent. What a good little baby you are 🙂
You have started to babble and play. It makes my days more enjoyable than ever before to spend them with you. I never thought I would be a mum and now I am a mum to a very special little girl. I know we will have a few hurdles along the way but your Daddy and I will do everything we can to make sure you are happy and healthy.
I love you with all of my heart. I look forward to being your mother and sharing your journey.