"Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically. "
"Normally, at the time of conception a baby inherits genetic information from its parents in the form of 46 chromosomes: 23 from the mother and 23 from the father. In most cases of Down syndrome, a child gets an extra chromosome 21 — for a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46. It's this extra genetic material that causes the physical features and developmental delays associated with DS."
Down Syndrome is known to be an error, a mistake that occurs right at the beginning. When the "mistake" happened, my perfect baby was formed.
The question comes up all of the time that asks "would you change anything if you could". I have thought about this over and over again because I couldn't imagine not having my beautiful, loving, funny, and crazy little boy (feeding troubles and all). Do I wish that he didn't have to face certain challenges and work extra hard? Of course. But I don't want to change WHO my little boy is. That extra chromosome? It's perfect....
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
- Psalm 139:14