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Aug 14, 2019 17:24:47   #
mambrose3 (a regular here)
 
It is wonderful when every child born is cherished. Now, here is the article:

To our amazing midwife and the nurses who helped bring Chloe Jaye into the world:

Thank you! It only seems fitting that each year we write to say thank you! Thank you for loving our family, our little girl and all of the families after ours. Thank you for giving Chloe the respect and admiration she deserved from the moment she came into this world. Thank you for giving us hope, encouragement and peace through your Down syndrome diagnosis delivery. Thank you  for your professionalism as you navigated around our feelings and emotions. Thank you for doting over our Chloe Jaye as you administered oxygen and gave her a bath. Thank you for shouting her worth through immense giggles, words of affirmation and obvious love and admiration.

Thank you ladies. You will forever and always hold a special place in our hearts.

You may wonder why we feel the need to thank you as we were just doing your job. We find it almost impossible to not think of you every year around this time, her birthday. We also find it impossible  to not think of you when we hear the stories of our friends who were given a diagnosis at birth that was so vastly unlike ours. You ladies made a world of difference to our family that  morning and it is because of you that we were able to celebrate our child and not mourn her Down syndrome diagnosis. Birth diagnosis stories are often shared in our circles and so many people have complete devastation in their voices when they tell us their doctor not only said the wretched words, “I’m sorry”  but also made them feel like their child wasn’t meant for this world. When we get to tell our story, we get to tell how you delivered the news. We get to tell about the joy, the smiles, the love, and the “oohs and aahhhs” that penetrated our hospital walls. We get to tell a completely different narrative and give others hope that there are professionals who do not belittle our babies but celebrate their lives! That is why we thank you and we will continue to thank you as long as we are able.

Chloe Jaye is our little spitfire who is so vibrant and so full of life. Her personality shines through the minute she enters a room. She welcomes all with a smile, a hug or a giggle that’ll make you melt. She loves people deeply and continues to surprise us with her ability to know when somebody needs a hug. She’s smart too! She’s an awesome manipulator and finds ways to solve problems that impresses even her therapists. She has a favorite doll, she loves books, has mastered the moves to several children’s songs and has recognized that the little pink remote turns on the TV. She loves to swing and go higher than we feel comfortable pushing her. Chloe has a best friend named Joey, she can cruise across the couch and pull to stand on the living room coffee table. She loves visiting the library, loves pizza and peas and she loves her grandparents even more! She is truly a blessing in our lives and has a purpose for being on this earth.

Chloe is perfectly Chloe and will always be such. She will always have value and always have worth and it is because of your beautiful diagnosis delivery that we have declared that truth from day one! Thank you so much for who you are and the way you told us about the one extra chromosome that would change our lives for the better.

Love,
Nick, Caitlin and Chloe

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/women-delivered-daughters-down-syndrome-201433004.html
 
Aug 14, 2019 17:39:12   #
yarnfrog
 
It’s amazing how a few words can make such a difference. Beautiful story and a beautiful little girl. All people have a purpose for being here.
Aug 14, 2019 18:09:31   #
gmomgil (a regular here)
 
What a beutiful tribute to these people who made such a difference in your lives. Chloe is beautiful inside and out. Bless you all.
Aug 14, 2019 18:10:11   #
Irene P (a regular here)
 
May you all be blessed with all of her love and those that do receive it. May Chloe always be blessed with all of the love she receives. She is a special person.
Aug 14, 2019 18:22:59   #
Morningstar2 (a regular here)
 
mambrose3 wrote:
It is wonderful when every child born is cherished. Now, here is the article:

To our amazing midwife and the nurses who helped bring Chloe Jaye into the world:

Thank you! It only seems fitting that each year we write to say thank you! Thank you for loving our family, our little girl and all of the families after ours. Thank you for giving Chloe the respect and admiration she deserved from the moment she came into this world. Thank you for giving us hope, encouragement and peace through your Down syndrome diagnosis delivery. Thank you  for your professionalism as you navigated around our feelings and emotions. Thank you for doting over our Chloe Jaye as you administered oxygen and gave her a bath. Thank you for shouting her worth through immense giggles, words of affirmation and obvious love and admiration.

Thank you ladies. You will forever and always hold a special place in our hearts.

You may wonder why we feel the need to thank you as we were just doing your job. We find it almost impossible to not think of you every year around this time, her birthday. We also find it impossible  to not think of you when we hear the stories of our friends who were given a diagnosis at birth that was so vastly unlike ours. You ladies made a world of difference to our family that  morning and it is because of you that we were able to celebrate our child and not mourn her Down syndrome diagnosis. Birth diagnosis stories are often shared in our circles and so many people have complete devastation in their voices when they tell us their doctor not only said the wretched words, “I’m sorry”  but also made them feel like their child wasn’t meant for this world. When we get to tell our story, we get to tell how you delivered the news. We get to tell about the joy, the smiles, the love, and the “oohs and aahhhs” that penetrated our hospital walls. We get to tell a completely different narrative and give others hope that there are professionals who do not belittle our babies but celebrate their lives! That is why we thank you and we will continue to thank you as long as we are able.

Chloe Jaye is our little spitfire who is so vibrant and so full of life. Her personality shines through the minute she enters a room. She welcomes all with a smile, a hug or a giggle that’ll make you melt. She loves people deeply and continues to surprise us with her ability to know when somebody needs a hug. She’s smart too! She’s an awesome manipulator and finds ways to solve problems that impresses even her therapists. She has a favorite doll, she loves books, has mastered the moves to several children’s songs and has recognized that the little pink remote turns on the TV. She loves to swing and go higher than we feel comfortable pushing her. Chloe has a best friend named Joey, she can cruise across the couch and pull to stand on the living room coffee table. She loves visiting the library, loves pizza and peas and she loves her grandparents even more! She is truly a blessing in our lives and has a purpose for being on this earth.

Chloe is perfectly Chloe and will always be such. She will always have value and always have worth and it is because of your beautiful diagnosis delivery that we have declared that truth from day one! Thank you so much for who you are and the way you told us about the one extra chromosome that would change our lives for the better.

Love,
Nick, Caitlin and Chloe

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/women-delivered-daughters-down-syndrome-201433004.html
It is wonderful when every child born is cherished... (show quote)


What a beautiful uplifting story. The photos are delightful. Chloe is such a happy little darling and it is obvious she is cherished by her parents. Thank you for thanking the professionals involved with her birth. We can only hope that every family can have a positive experience with the birth of each and every precious child.
Aug 14, 2019 18:46:57   #
Elin (a regular here)
 
Beautiful story and beautiful family.
 
Aug 14, 2019 20:35:19   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Beautiful story, thanks.
Aug 14, 2019 23:16:47   #
Orzywife
 
Such a great tribute to the people who made such a difference in your life. As a former special education teacher, I cannot tell you children with Down Syndrome are always happy and so loving. I loved all my students and hopefully I made a difference in the lives of their parents. Beautiful story and Chloe is adorable!
Aug 15, 2019 08:11:48   #
knittingthyme (a regular here)
 
Beautiful story!
Aug 15, 2019 08:13:54   #
barbaralbb2119 (a regular here)
 
I am so happy that Chloe was greeted with such love. My Uncle was Downs Syndrome. He was, without doubt, the kindest person I’ve ever know. He was about 2nd grade level and patiently taught me to read. He read to me every day until I was able to read to him. Though he died when I was 15, I still miss this lovely man and am grateful that he was is my life.
Aug 15, 2019 09:04:44   #
talulakat (a regular here)
 
Never assume what an outcome will be. I taught children who were labeled educable retarded(official terminology at the time. Awful) My first year teaching I had a class of 10 children. I was told by my supervisors that not much was expected(this was the first year for this class). I was appalled. I had high expectations. If you had no expectation what was the point? By the end of the year every child had progressed by more than the children in "regular" class. I pushed sometimes more than they could do at the moment, but we would then just slow down and take smaller steps. They weren't on the same grade level as measured by school standards, but they were learning and progressing well above what some people expected.
You get what you expect.
What a wonderful experience you had and what a wonderful start to life for Chloe.
 
Aug 15, 2019 10:04:34   #
mambrose3 (a regular here)
 
Morningstar2 wrote:
What a beautiful uplifting story. The photos are delightful. Chloe is such a happy little darling and it is obvious she is cherished by her parents. Thank you for thanking the professionals involved with her birth. We can only hope that every family can have a positive experience with the birth of each and every precious child.


Just to be clear, it was not me who had this lovely child. It was Nick & Caitlin.
Aug 15, 2019 10:05:40   #
mambrose3 (a regular here)
 
talulakat wrote:
Never assume what an outcome will be. I taught children who were labeled educable retarded(official terminology at the time. Awful) My first year teaching I had a class of 10 children. I was told by my supervisors that not much was expected(this was the first year for this class). I was appalled. I had high expectations. If you had no expectation what was the point? By the end of the year every child had progressed by more than the children in "regular" class. I pushed sometimes more than they could do at the moment, but we would then just slow down and take smaller steps. They weren't on the same grade level as measured by school standards, but they were learning and progressing well above what some people expected.
You get what you expect.
What a wonderful experience you had and what a wonderful start to life for Chloe.
Never assume what an outcome will be. I taught ch... (show quote)


Just to be clear, it was not me who gave birth to this lovely child, it was Nick & Caitlin.
Aug 15, 2019 10:13:57   #
talulakat (a regular here)
 
mambrose3 wrote:
Just to be clear, it was not me who gave birth to this lovely child, it was Nick & Caitlin.


I see that now. Thank you for a beautiful story.
Aug 15, 2019 11:14:31   #
shepherd (a regular here)
 
My first reaction: The people of Iceland will never know this joy. They are proud of the statistic that there are virtually no Downs Syndrome children there. This is the result of the accepted practice of terminating a pregnancy when that is the diagnosis. If you doubt me, just search "Down Syndrome in Iceland". There are too many references to bother posting. Two such children a year are normal, because nearly 100% of women end such pregnancies. What a sad commentary, and nothing to be proud of OMHO
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