I was asked yesterday on Facebook by a friend "What piece of advice would
you offer a new parent who just found out their child has Down syndrome
now that you have been there done that?"
I would tell her to remember that her brand new beautiful baby is just that, a baby. He/She will need the same bonding time and nurturing as any other baby so really take that time and love on your new baby. There will be plenty of time to learn about Down Syndrome and what all comes along with it.. I remember always trying to look at my boys and figure out "what was Down Syndrome" about them, when all I needed to do was admire their beauty and love them unconditionally.