not what i expected to hear.

Today has been a whirlwind. It didn’t start off bad, but definitely wasn’t the day i expected to have.

I didn’t feel the need to talk about it until I had definitive reason to. Now I do. Today our new baby girl was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

I’ve had some time to think about this since the suspicion was brought to our attention moments after she was born, 6 days ago. This is a serious diagnosis, but I can’t stop feeling like it doesn’t matter. She is my perfect little peanut…no matter what. There is nothing in this world that can break my love for her as her mama. God gave her to us to enlighten our lives in a way I never imagined.

As of now, I know very little about Down Syndrome. I have a lot to learn and a lifetime to do it in. I’ve decided to learn at a humble rate. I have to focus on being the best mama to my kids right now.

All that said, we are back in the pediatric unit of the hospital for jaundice. Fingers crossed we are only here for a day or two.

With all that I have to learn, I will never let this come between the love I have for my beautiful daughter and the life ahead of us. We are in this together!!

Mama loves you Ingrid.