Sunday, December 15, 2013

Our Angel Baby

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.  


Kat and Steve said...

Brynn, I am sure this has been so hard and that there are a lot of unknowns ahead. He's lucky to have such great parents and siblings. He is so precious!

Audrey Spence said...

He could not have been born into a more perfect family. He will be so loved and have wonderful big brothers and a big sister to watch out for him. I'm sure there will be many challenges ahead but he'll have strong and amazing parents to be there for him and take care of him. I can't get over how tiny he looks when you put him next to the kids. They're all so grown up! So sweet!

Anonymous said...

What a cute little guy! You guys will be wonderful parents for him :)

Diana said...

Oh, Brynn! <3 You are such a wonderful, sweet Mom. Can I be one of the first to tell you that it is absolutely okay to feel down, be dissappointed and to grieve. Because, knowing you that won't last long. It didn't last long for me either, but it was necessary in order to move on. If you ever want to talk, you can message me on facebook or here is my email: I can also put you in touch with other parents if ever you feel like you'd like to. Heavenly Father gives challenges to those He wants to keep the closest. Chlldren with Down Syndrome have the ability to do that effortlessly. Heavenly Father is so mindful of the special spirits he sends in protective bodies. Sending our love and congratulations!!