Down’s syndrome awareness month, day 4… #DSAM2013

One of the worries I had when we were told that Ella had Down’s syndrome was that she wouldn’t look like us…

Although every person with Down’s syndrome share certain features or characteristics with one another, they do not all look the same.

They closely resemble their mother, father or siblings just like anybody else. Since her birth I have been reminded many times how much she looks like her daddy (I’m pretty sure I played a part somewhere!).

There are now some similarities beginning to show themselves between Ella and Lucy. Sisters. Here they are at a similar age (about 6 weeks)…


Amy Dunn

Our first baby, Ella Mary, was born at the end of November 2010. We were shocked to find out soon after her birth that she has Down's Syndrome. I was determined from the start that Down's Syndrome will never define Ella or what she is able to do. We will provide for her everything she needs to become the child and the person she deserves to be. There will be hard times ahead.... there are already many hard times behind us. But I already know that the good times will always outweigh the hard times. She has taught me so much in such a short time and seeing life from a new perspective is a privilege that not many of us get the chance to experience.

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