Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kellan Michael Schye. Born October 2, 2009 weighing 5 lbs 13 oz and measuring 18 inches. Being the final addition, he rounded out our family at 2 girls, 2 boys. Our joy was somewhat overshadowed by my suspicion that he possibly had Down syndrome, which was confirmed 7 days later. The diagnosis didn't make us any less happy to have him, just made us worry about things we never thought we'd have to worry about-heart defects, intestinal problems, and a whole host of other concerns that go along with having a baby with Trisomy 21, Down syndrome. For those that don't know, Down syndrome occurs when there are 3 copies of the 21st chromosome instead of just 2 like there should be, for what reason is unknown, although there are several theories. I won't go into too much detail about Down syndrome itself, there are lots of great websites you can visit for that, like http://www.ndss.org/, my fav. My reason for creating this blog is partially for keeping family and friends updated on Kellan's progress, but mainly for myself, to keep track of things, like journaling, and to give myself an outlet.
At the present moment, my little peanut is demanding my attention so I shall continue later!