Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First Impressions

Hello everyone. Meagan here.[:
Mom asked me to do a post about what it was like when everyone found out Ruby had Down Syndrome, and how I feel about her now.

Well, it was kinda weird. I mean, Dad came home without Mom, so I knew that wasn't normal at all.
And then he said he had to talk to us. That definitely wasn't normal. My first thought was something had gone terribly wrong.
He finally got to the point and said Ruby has Down Syndrome, and he busted into tears. Everyone just kinda looked around at each other, a confused look on their face, and then hugged him.
Since he was crying like he was, I thought maybe she looked freakishly different or was going to die or something. But when we got to go see her, she didn't look that much different than any other baby. At all.
And yeah, at first she wasn't too healthy, but she's absolutely fine now. 
I don't think of her as if she were an un-normal baby. Cause she's not. She's really no different than any other kid you see, annoying their siblings, throwing books, and screaming at the top of their lungs.
She's normal. Believe me. -_-
Mom was always worrying about her not being able to talk, not being able to communicate and tell us when she needs things. But she can definitely use her voice. Her favorite thing to say is probably "puppy" or our dog's names, Angel and Paisley. For her, Angu and Paiswee. hahah.[: 
So, yeah. That's basically how I feel about it.

Ruby and me.[:

-Meagan.

4 comments:

Rochelle said...

Thanks for sharing Meagan, it is so nice to have a sibling's perspective.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Thank you Meagan!!!! I am currently pregnant with my 2nd daughter and I was worrying how she would feel about her older sister and even though you are the older sister, you still gave me great hope that everything will be just fine. Thank you so much!!!!! You are an amazing big sister!

Tausha said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I think our older kids felt the same way or similar about Sam when he was born. You have a kind heart and Ruby is lucky to have you are her big sister.

becca jacobsen said...

That is such a precious post. It sounds so much like one of my children when my husband told them our little Mattie (#9) had DS. I'm so glad you found my blog and I found yours. We have so much in common. Blessings on you and your beautiful family!