Monthly Archives: October 2008

In Utero Testing — The Need to Know — And Then What?

In utero diagnosis is an imperfect science (to quote a peri-natologist I saw during my pregnancy) and leaves so much — not necessarily good — to the imagination at a time when hormones are already raging. Folks say it’s “good … Continue reading

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So Low Tech — Me!

Sorry for missing yesterday and, apparently, today. I’ve been experimenting with scheduling posts and, obviously, I haven’t worked out the kinks yet. That’s just a nice way of admitting that I don’t know what I’m doing, here. But, if you … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

This is yesterday’s blog. Yes, I know it’s late. But, better late than never, I always say. As a matter of fact, sweating over whether or not I’d get to blog yesterday in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, gave … Continue reading

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Fun Facts Regarding My Boys!

Here are some interesting numbers I recently heard… 1 in 800 = the chance of having a child with Down syndrome1 in 300 = the chance of having identical twins1 in 240,000 = the chance of having identical twins with … Continue reading

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Interesting Correlations Are Not Always Direct Cause & Effect

Two things correlated are not necessarily related by direct cause and effect. Research shows that diapers and beer are the two items most commonly purchased together at the supermarket! Does that mean that having young kids in diapers drives more … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome – A Little [Painful] History

Down syndrome was first described as a chromosomal-based syndrome in the 1930’s. It was initially called Mongolism because it was believed that the physical appearance of a person with Down syndrome most closely resembled native Mongolian people. In the early … Continue reading

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I See Two Babies…

You should know I never run out of wonderful stories to tell about my beautiful identical twin sons who happen to have Down syndrome. As I type they are not-so-quietly playing with their pirate-men… having duels between them. But, the … Continue reading

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