In the early days after Clara's birth and and subsequent diagnosis of Down syndrome, we were consumed with the hunger for knowledge about how Down syndrome would affect her and our family. In our search for information, we came across blogs written by families raising children with Down syndrome. Reading their stories of day to day life helped us realize that Clara was not defined by her diagnosis and that life with Down syndrome was fairly typical. We are sharing Clara's story so that new parents in search of information about their child's diagnosis might come to the same realization.
Part I - Getting Ready
Part II - In the Hospital
Part III - The First Year (in progress - stay tuned)