Our sweet little Liam is now 1 week old. He is such a sweet and calm baby. We couldn't be more in love with this little guy.
When Liam was born, the first thing I noticed was that he looked like he had Down syndrome. I pushed the thought aside because he was born facing up, so I guessed he was just swollen. The doctor took the baby and started checking him out. Dr. Doyle asked if I had a test done at about 18 weeks to test for Down syndrome. My heart just dropped when he asked me because that meant the doctor was thinking the same thing I was. He then told us that Liam had some indicators for Down syndrome, and that he would do a Chromosomal test. It could take up to a week to get the results. He was very positive and said that Liam is very healthy and his heart and thyroid were good and so for now, we are going to treat him as a healthy baby boy as we wait for the test results.
As each day went by, I was more and more sure he didn't have Down syndrome. He looked a lot like Kyson did when he was a baby. On Thursday morning, we got a phone call from Dr. Doyle and he told me he got the test results back and they came back positive for Down syndrome.
The reality of having a child with Down syndrome hasn't really hit us yet. He is just like any other baby. Sleeps lots, eats lots and is very healthy. So, for right now we are doing great. I feel like we have been so blessed to be surrounded by loving family and friends who have been so wonderful though this and will continue to be a great support when we have our hard days.
Casey and I were married on June 17, 2004. We have four kids. Gavin is 10 and is our little engineer. Kyson is 8 and is our little comedian. Adalyn is 5 and is our sweet dramatic little girl and y our little Angel, Liam is 3. I have the best of two worlds. I teach 1st grade part time, and then I get to be a mom! Casey works for his dad at a machine shop called Alpine Echo.