This morning at school drop off something happened that made my heart swell and almost burst out of my chest with pride. It was a really small thing, something that most people would have barely noticed, but for me it was a BIG deal. I […]
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STILL LEARNING A couple of days ago I was holding my baby daughter in my arms and something happened that literally took my breath away. I glanced down at her and was struck by how much she looked like her oldest brother. It could have […]
What was I thinking?
WHAT WAS I THINKING? Last night as I got the children out of the bath and made my way into my bedroom to get them dressed, I had a bit of a moan at Seb who had found a box under my bed and scattered […]
DIAGNOSIS DOWN’S This is the first blog I ever wrote. It was initially for friends and family on Facebook and was my contribution to Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week in March 2011. Of course, 3 years later and it would be written with even more love […]
Force of Nature
FORCE OF NATURE It is estimated that at least 80% of foetuses with Down’s syndrome are miscarried or stillborn. This figure could be even higher as most miscarriages are not analysed. I remember our genetic counsellor explaining how a pregnant mother’s body is like a spell […]