Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm A Big Sister!!!

Yep, I became a big sister today and have alreay given the little guy a couple of kisses on the forehead, but no hugs yet. I can't wait to bring him home so I can teach him all about life. I look forward to introducing him to you all. Mom and dad say thanks for all the prayers and other support you all have given.

Simon DeWayne

9 pounds 14 ounces, 3 hours of labor, born at 1:45 PM on January 29th 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Oh my!

We all went to watch mom get an ultrasound of my new little brother or sister today and all went well until they gave the estimated weight of the baby that is only in the begining of its 38th week. They said the computer estimated it weighs 10 lbs. 3 ounces right now with a margin of error of 1 and 1/2 lbs (so the range is 8 lbs 11 ounces to 11 lbs 11 ounces). We're expecting a call from the doctor tomorrow to tell us the course of action we will be taking. Needless to say, be praying for mom and brother/sister.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Great Article

For a great article to read about down syndrome and the diagnosis of it while in the womb read this one in Newsweek. Mom and Dad also wanted to add if any of you ever meet someone who is told that they are going to have a baby with down syndrome that mom and dad are more than willing to talk with them about it. Most likely all they will have is fear, but mom and dad can speak hope into their lives.

The one draw back of the article is that it always refers to people with down syndrome as "Down Syndrome people" or "Down Syndrome babies." For the record down syndrome is never capitalized in the Peterson house and always comes last, because I am a person first and down syndrome is only a part of who I am, it is not who I am. Mom and dad hate it when we go see a doctor and they start making generalizations about me because of my chromosones. They wish they would examine me first and see me for who I am, Lucy, and not some title in which I don't fit all the generalizations.

So read the article and see everyone around you as the unique people that they are.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

A New Baby is Coming Soon!

Mom's due date is only 2 1/2 weeks away and I know my life is about to change forever. Mom's belly is getting really big and I like to look at it and kiss it. We all went to the doctor the other day and heard it's heartbeat and the the doctor said it could come any day or still be a few weeks away. I'm not sure I want to share mommy and daddy with anybody else yet, but I guess I'll learn. I just can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl, I'll post it here once I find out.