My son was born with Trisomy 21. I was almost 39 on February 04, 2014 when I had him.
I knew early on in my pregnancy through genetic testing and visits with various specialists that he would be born with Down syndrome. By then I was also a mother of three girls.
I immediately began researching Down syndrome. I was confident that I would be able to handle it all on my own, however, I quickly grew nervous, scared and uncertain. Here was a tiny human being who would be depending on me for protection.
I reached out to many support groups and organizations and realized that there was a whole community out there, more like a family, willing to lend a hand. We were blessed that he was born with no major complications and did not need any surgeries.
However, he does have tubes in his ears and has had his adenoids removed; he also struggles with low muscle tone.
My son has brought such great joy and happiness into our lives as a family and individually. He is currently in school, participates in many different events and has even walked the runway in a fashion show.
Hello world, meet Tylen Mivauhn Blue, my special miracle.