I hope I'm not but here goes- when we first found out about Bennett in those awful and dark hours in my private thoughts, I thought what will he look like? He won't look like me or Mike, he'll just look like all those other people that have DS. I know, I know- sounds harsh but I didn't know. Now that I've done research and really looked into it I see that Bennett will of course have all of my genes and Mike's genes and they aren't mutated or anything crazy like that, there is just simply one extra and this is what throws off the balance of the chemical makeup of the body.
So I've visited several blogs in the last few months and I'm so happy to see that the children with DS resemble their parents and siblings- very much so, yes many of them have the common characteristics of DS but they don't all look a like, like I previously thought before I was educated. They are very different just like we are all very different but yet they share that common bond with their families. I don't know why I was thinking about this today but just wondering- am I the only one that thought that- come on, others had to think this? Was I that uneducated about DS? The answer is yes I was uneducated about it and still have a lot to learn, like so many others and that's okay but I'm glad now that at least I can help educate my family and friends on something that they may have not known much about or paid attention to.
Now I'm really excited to see who little Bennett will resemble. Secretly, (well I guess it's not a secret now!) I'm kind of hoping he has a head full of white blond hair like I did when I was a baby- a "towhead". Both my girls were born with dark brown hair and although Ainsley has some blond in hers, it will most likely be brown. Nothing is wrong with this of course and Mike does have very dark brown hair so it's expected that our kids will have dark hair. Even mine is dark now (if I didn't high-light it:)) And wouldn't it be neat to have a baby with blue eyes- Mike's dad has blue eyes- it's not impossible is it? Oh , I'll take whatever I get and love him just the same but it's fun to think about it!