Sunday, October 2, 2011

Life Without DS

I often wonder what it would be like if Wyatt was like his twin and "typical".  Now, this is not something I dwell on a lot, but it is just one of those things that comes to me from time to time.  While I'm changing a diaper...  At 2:47 am as I'm rubbing a baby's back trying to get them to go back to sleep.  It's just something that occurs to me occasionally.

On the plus side, the last year might have been easier.  Maybe.  On the other hand, I would not:
  • know what it was like for his little bean bag body to snuggle into my neck
  • know what his little sighing voice would sound like as he coos his hello
  • understand what an "explosion of joy" really looked like
  • be so happy to be greeted by feet
  • know to celebrate every milestone for what it is:  victory
  • have learned so much about congenital heart defects
  • know so much about DS
  • have helped so many others
  • have connected with so many wonderful parents, some of which have children with DS, some who do not
  • have plumbed the depths and breadth of my own heart
I know I say this a lot, but there are many things that we would not see if he did not have Down syndrome.  There are a million little nuances that are just Wyatt too.  Both together make up my wonderful little man.

And I love his sense of humour...

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