17 gorgeous Down Syndrome babies

You better hope for your sake that my child escapes her fairly high odds of Down Syndrome because if she doesn't? I'll stuff info and tidbits (and glamour photos!) related to the illness down your throats every day. I'll throw my life behind it and come out swinging. So watch out! Down Syndrome? Please. If my baby has Down Syndrome I'll be the talking, walking, blogging face of it in 2011. There will be no end to my slightly self-serving crusade. You have a 1/175 chance of this luxury! Until then, here are some gorgeous Down Syndrome babies. Kiss, kiss!

UPDATE March 21, 2013: Stella was born with typical chromosomes in February 2011, but I'm always happy to hear from you! highglosschicago@gmail.com

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  • you really should check out this blog, she has a small daughter with Downs, and writes and AMAZING blog, also takes beautiful pictures. Goodluck!! http://www.kellehampton.com/p/nellas-birth-story.html

  • In reply to TrishaChristine:

    That is a cool blog. Maybe it's a sign that the niche has been filled so my baby is okay!

  • In reply to TrishaChristine:

    Hi VelvetJinxx, Congrats on your pregnancy! If you do happen to be the 1 in 175, stop by http://www.downsyndromenewmama.blogspot.com and let me know. I'll do a post for you.

  • In reply to dsmama:

    Thanks! I may not know until February unless they catch it on the 20-week ultrasound. I'm having a level II in September.

    Can't wait to check out your blog!

  • In reply to TrishaChristine:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. When I was 30, my son was born and diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Of course, that's not what any of us wants to have happen, but I just wanted to tell you that he's changed my life for the better, he's a wonderful little 3 year old boy these days, very sweet and affectionate, wouldn't change him for the world. I blog a little at www.mydsmamablog.blogspot.com and there are LOTS of down syndrome bloggers who are more active than I, so yeah, the niche has been filled, but there's always room in the blogosphere. PS the downsyndromenewmama blog referenced above is a good one-- definitely check it out.

  • In reply to kalista:

    Cool, thanks! I'll def check it out. Your son sounds like a sweetie :)

  • In reply to kalista:

    You happened to pick a picture of my son, Cason, for pic #16. Thank you for thinking he's a gorgeous kiddo. I have always thought so, but I'm a bit biased :) He's my biggest accomplishment in life and my whole world!

    Good luck with your pregnancy and best wishes with your new little one!!

  • In reply to Mom2Cason:

    Oh! COOL! I looked through 100's of pics and only picked the ones that truly popped out at me. (Not that there aren't other gorgeous kids, but , well, you know. Cason is just THAT much more amazing!)

  • In reply to Mom2Cason:

    Hi there,I have followed your blog when I since ivillage trying to concive borad. Always looked forward to reading your posts! I was struck by your last few posts and felt I needed to reply. When we had our 20 week ultrasound with our third baby (who is now 23 months)it showed a marker for downs...we were scared to death for the rest of my pregnancy.Thoughts of-"Am I a good enough mom to have a special needs child?" "How will this effect our other children" "Can we afford to give her the special care she may need?"-Rattled through my head for nearly 20 more weeks.... Turns out she is PERFECTLY NORMAL IN EVERY WAY! My midwife said these tests (blood, ultrasound...etc...)are all a blessing and a curse. They are so sensitive in many ways and also so inaccurate in others....More often than not these "markers" mean nothing, and are just possible signs that there could be something else going on.Either way you will have a beautiful child you will love like crazy...but more likely than not your baby WILL have the right about of chromosomes. I know just what you are going though right now and there inst much to make it better until you hold this baby in your arms and then you will find all this worry is for nothing. Wishing you the best.

  • In reply to 3babylove:

    When the midwives first told me about my results, I think their attitude scared me worse than the truth. They were grave. Sullen. Morbid. They jumped right to "termination" and "genetic counseling". Being totally surprised by all of this, I have to be honest, my mind did wander to all the scenarios.

    I'm a pro-choice person, after all. It took me a full two days to sift through my feelings and realize I'm only pro-choice for other people. For myself, no way. I already fell in love at the ultrasound (cute baby ears sticking out like dumbo). I could never hurt that little thing and besides, s/he needs me. If it turns out to be Down's, then that's what it is. I welcome the baby however it comes.

    I'm glad you had a good outcome! For now, I have made peace with Downs and if by chance the baby is healthy, then it will be a bonus.

  • In reply to 3babylove:

    Hey There thanks for giving us such a compliment, I'm pretty sure Grady is gorgeous too! My perfectly normal son is number 12 "Glamour Eyes"... we prefer to call children without Down Syndrome, Typical not normal because really what is normal anyways?... but let me tell you That one Extra chromosome is packed with a whole new world or ups and downs, love, life grounding and compassion. The moment I held him love took on a new meaning, I locked eyes with him and like an out of body experience I melted with a deep need to be him mommy.

    Either way, I am so happy you are exploring the Down Syndrome world on your journey through prenatal testing... thanks again for the beautiful, make my day kinda compliment!

    www.skiingthroughlife.wordpress.com

  • In reply to ardler2002:

    He's beautiful for sure! What a nice perspective!

  • In reply to ardler2002:

    GREAT post!! I have an adopted six year old daughter who has red hair and an extra chromosome! I am due with another little girl in late November. If you want to see some more adorable pictures, check out The T21 Traveling Afghan Project. We have one blanket traveling from family to family who has a member with DS. It's been on the road for over a year and is currently in Canada. We have families from all fifty states and over 17 countries signed up. Each family takes pictures of their child with the blanket and we put them all on the website! www.thet21travelingafghanproject.com

  • In reply to ardler2002:

    Hey there! My friend Sheri clued me into this ... my daughter is Payton, #3 in your slideshow. :) I have not gone back to read your story yet, but I am on my way there now. :)

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