I forgot to mention that Logan went to the dentist last week for the first time. Logan's dentist is a wonderful person, and we go to him specifically because we trust him to do a great job for our family, but he made some assumptions about Logan. When I went to him for a visit very shortly after Logan was born, he basically told me that he would try to treat Logan, but he felt that Logan would probably need to go to a hospital to be sedated for his dental work. At the time, I just sat there stunned since I was currently trying to deal with the diagnosis itself. It was too much to also have to think about the fact that my son would not be able to go to a regular dentist. I didn't know whether to believe him or not...it was just more bad news. Last week, I went into the appointment very optimistic that Logan would prove the dentist wrong...and of course, HE DID! Logan sat very still for him (he was on my lap) and let the dentist check out all of his teeth. When we were done, the dentist seemed shocked that it went so well and he said that he felt he may be able to work with Logan after all! HA!! Logan proved him to be wrong about "all kids with DS". Unfortunately, the world is a long way from getting away from generalizations about people with disabilities. I want everyone to know that they are NOT all a like and can NOT be under estimated!
I also want to mention something very sad, but exciting at the same time. The Adoption Awareness Program in Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati has contacted our local DS support groups to let us know that they have TWELVE birth families currently trying to make an adoption plan for their pre-born babies. This is a good problem but they are hoping to have several potential adoptive families to present as possibilities. Let me know if you may be interested and I can send you more information.
And finally, here are some pictures of Logan. Could this boy get any cuter?!! Looking at him makes me so sad to think that there are families out there that are giving up there precious babies. Maybe some of those families will change there minds...but, at least these babies are not being aborted.
Just look at those beautiful teeth!