Oh my gosh!!! These little boys are so annoying.
A MESSAGE FROM MOM: We had a few emails yesterday about our posting of Sarah's Story and I bet others have the same questions. First, The Big One. Did we know Sarah was Down syndrome before she was born? No we did not. This was 1989 and awareness of prenatal testing was not quite what it is today. I had the typical triple stick test which was in the normal range. We did have two sonograms, one very early and one about six months. They did not indicate any problems. I am not sure though that technicians were as clued into identifying "soft markers" back then. They were able to tell is though that they suspected the baby was a girl.
The second common questions had to do with Girl Scouts. Sarah was a Girl Scout for eleven years: from Daisies to Seniors. In a few days she will be posting a few fall experiences with them. I was the leader and had the same co-leader for all those years. I did not really adapt the activities for Sarah. She pretty much did what all the other girls did. When we went on field trips I would take one more adult chaperone than required. Looking back, I believe Girl Scouts was one of the greatest things we did with Sarah. It gave her so many real-world experiences with typically developing girls. I could have done the same activities with her, but I do not think we would have had the same results because it would have been just her and me . By doing the activities with Girl Scouts, she wanted to be just like the rest of the girls.