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.
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.