Friday, May 21, 2010

I wish....

I wish I had told ALL my dear and closed ones about Navya's diagnosis on the very first day. 

I don't know if I have ever mentioned it here - Navya was born on 6th Sept and we got the chromosomal results on 14th Oct. Meantime Ashish did not tell me or anybody that Navya was showing symptoms of Down's Syndrome. He kept it to himself with the hope that the results could come back negative. So when I saw the reports, I was shocked, I had never heard of the word DS, my doctor did not even mention it to me, forget about tests. I googled on it and was in terrible shock. I was so fearful that my parents/relatives will not be able to take this, we were not sure how our relatives would react and thought our parents will not be able to face our relatives remarks. How silly!
Me and Ashish decided to get STRONG enough to face everyone and all their queries and then only tell people openly about it. We did not want anyone to feel sad for us and most importantly treat Navya any different way.

BUT

I wish I knew, we have a very supportive and understanding set of relatives and Friends.
I wish we would have told them on the very first day; the healing and acceptance would have come easily.
I really wish......

THANK YOU ALL for showering our baby with so much love and care. We feel truly Blessed.

Posting some old pics (Nov 2008). Pics from Navya's First Diwali. There were just three of us that time.



7 comments:

stephanie said...

I think we all have something we wished we had done differently . I wish I had been stronger during my pregnancy and been able to be more positive about Emmie having ds. One thing we all do is look back and say "how Silly". At least we know now and can celebrate our beautiful children.

Navya is getting so big!!! And always so beautiful!!!

Becca said...

I'm so glad to see you blogging again, Pallavi, and I'm really happy you discovered how loving and accepting your family and friends are! Beautiful little Navya will continue to touch people's lives in a positive way.

ch said...

But we're all so lucky to have you sharing her with us now! She's GORGEOUS!

To Love Endlessly said...

I agree with Stephanie. There's always something you wish you would have done differently. You did what you thought you had to do to protect you and your girl. Now you know you don't have to hold anything back from those that you love because they love you just as much.

Tina said...

The beginning is always hard...because we are afraid of the unknown. Gosh had we all known what life would be like with our beautiful girls we could have spared ourselves alot of unnecessary worries and enjoyed that time more positively.

For us in India it's been so much harder because there is so little information out there in the open, I know just how hard it was for me in the beginning simply to find the help we needed. It still is in so many areas, but I have realised just how accepting, kind and tolerant people can be.

Devasena Hariharan said...

In the photo by the swimming pool, she looks so very adorable with her tummy..just want to come right way to hug her -:)

Devasena Hariharan said...

u too look gud in that saree!