It is World Down Syndrome Day! March 21st. The 21st day of the third month. Symbolizing the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that is Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. I just can't let it go by without making a post of some kind!
This morning, while the boys and I were in
the car taking Mr. Grey to school we talked about what makes Baby Hulk
different. He has Down syndrome. He has 47 chromosomes and we only have
46. Well for a 5 and 6 year old this is just not okay! Having more means
you win! So congratulations to all the winners out there! Today is your
day to celebrate!
You hear this business about
children leaving an imprint on you,
changing you. Well Baby Hulk, I recently discovered, took this
literally. He HAS changed me. Instead of leaving an imprint on my
heart... he left on on my ribs. With his butt. I am guessing he did this
in the last 4 months of his 9 months on the inside because he had his
butt shoved so far up in my ribs I was constantly doing a gangsta lean
to try give my poor ribs relief and a few days ago I discovered my ribs
don't match! They are warped on the right side where his butt was! Today
I understand though. That was him winning.That was his victory lap, his
touch down dance. He said "I WIN!" and he left his mark. No one else in
here has ever had this many chromosomes and no one else ever will!
Baby Hulk is always winning.