Tomorrow is Blogging Against Disablism Day. I won't be blogging tomorrow, due to moving into our house, so I'm posting today instead!
When I was pregnant with Kate, we had a blood test done, and the results showed that for this particular pregnancy, our chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome were much higher than they should have been for my age. There was still a 99% chance everything was OK, but because we fell in the "high risk" group, we were offered a detailed ultrasound and an amniocentesis. We had the ultrasound, but declined the amniocentesis due to the small miscarriage risk associated with the procedure. So we waited 4 more months until Kate was born, not knowing anything for sure, grappling with what it would mean if she did indeed have Down Syndrome. Through reading books, message boards, and blogs, I came to the reassuring conclusion that should my child have a disability, there would likely be shock/anger/depression but the journey would end in acceptance and joy. I highly recommend you read this blog, Lovely and Amazing, for an inside look at such a journey.
If you only read one post, read this one.
If you want to be inspired more, read this post.
Proof and Certainty
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