It is just amazing to me that 8 years have flown by and my twins are getting so big! There was so much fear and apprehension knowing that one of my babies had Down Syndrome…we found out at 32 weeks but the doctors suspected it throughout my entire pregnancy so we always kind of “knew”. Although I was glad that I had 4 weeks to prepare for him once I found out, there was still so much fear of the unknowns. When reading books about it, they present all the potential medical and health issues they COULD face so you have to prepare for anything and everything. Those 4 weeks until they arrived (at 36 weeks) were a time of grieving for the baby boy I always thought he would be and then accepting the awesome person he WOULD be!
When they arrived, the delivery room was filled with a huge team of specialists preparing for Ricky to be the sick one. He was born healthy and content! Greta, on the other hand came out yelling and hasn’t stopped since!!! She was the ill one with pneumonia and was immediately transferred to NICU. Ricky had to go it alone with out his sister in the regular newborn nursery.
I can’t tell you what a joy these children have been! We have been so blessed with a wonderful healthy family and I am so thankful!
Happy Birthday, my beautiful sweet 8 year olds!!! I love you!!!!!!