Mia is our first baby. When we got our prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome at 11 weeks we were shocked.At first when I received the phone call that forever changed me; I remember crying so desperately. My entire world crumbled because- being honest-my ignorance about Down Syndrome is made me feel so scared. 2 days after receiving our prenatal diagnosis, we went to have a level 2 ultrasound.The minute I saw her perfect little face and body, God told me that I was having a baby girl and that everything was going to be more than fine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As weeks passed by we read and learned so much. We reached our local Down Syndrome Association and met some wonderful parents. The day Mia was born was the happiest and scariest day our lives. Mia surprisingly was born with an imperforate anus. So immediately she was transferred to another hospital. I was able to only hold my baby for only a few minutes.I still remember the first time I looked at her I just simply couldn’t love her more at that moment I felt in love with her. All in the sudden all of my fears of the unknown vanished. I remember telling her that mommy and daddy love her so much just the way she was because honestly she is just perfect. Mia ended up having a corrective surgery 2 days after and stayed in the NICU for 21 days before we were able to take her home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mia has taught me to be patient, persevere, live in the present, to celebrate every single achievement to the fullest; and the most important, to LOVE the purest unconditional love not only towards Mia but for others around me. Mia is now almost 14 months, and people that get to meet her instantly fall in love. When Mia smiles she does it with every single inch in her face, and it’s contagious. Most of the times she is very content. Mia completes our little family and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her because I know it is going to be just greatness for her.

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