A beautiful blog friend suggested I look at this book. I told Mom & of course she bought it for me because she's the best like that.
I posted the photo on facebook & so many of you wanted to see more...here is a small snippet of the beautiful photography inside this book.
You see the book is filled with gorgeous photos of children that have Down Syndrome along with a quote from the child's parent. It was made in I belive the Netherlands. Originally it's in Dutch so some things translate a bit weird. However, the photos they speak for themselves.
When we had Ollie, I received comments about how pretty she was. That she didn't look like she had Down Syndrome. I think it shocked some people that she looked just like a baby. I think it is assumed by some that if you have a child with Down Syndrome that they aren't necessarily cute, and they don't look like their siblings or parents.
That's a misconception. Ollie has all the bits and pieces that my other kids have. She looks like Aubrie some days and Everett some days. She shares a lot of their features. Yes, she shares characteristics with 400,000 others with Down Syndrome in the US, but she mostly looks like us. And she is beautiful. Her eyes are stunningly bluish gray with freckles of white & some days a bit of green. I haven't seen eyes like hers before. Beside the beauty of them, they are filled with joy.
This book proves that children with Down Syndrome are more alike than different & it showcases their beauty in a very pure, raw way. I am in love with this book.
Please enjoy & if you would like a copy - click here.
One more note I'd like to make. In the US - it's Down Syndrome - note no 's. In the UK it's Down's Syndrome - it's just something that bugs me because here it's Down, and Ollie is not a Downs baby. She is a child that has Down Syndrome - people first language is VERY important to parents like me. Child first, diagnosis second. A large majority dislike the term downs baby.