Welcome Owen Anderson Shunnarah. OA was born at 11:42 on September 30th, 2011 weighing 9lbs 4oz and 21 inches and a head full of hair. The love we have for this little boy is unbelievable, something I did not expect to be honest. I was afraid of how I would love two little beings equally, but I do. OA has been such a blessing to us and the perfect addition to our family.
I would be lying if I said we were not nervous going in to deliver OA. Of course there was so much running through our minds on the health of our new baby boy. Would he be healthy, would he have all ten fingers and toes and the most obvious, would he be born with DS. Scott and I chose not to test for any of this and we knew going in that we had a slightly higher risk than most of having a child with DS - but honestly it did not matter. We want our family to grow and we knew we would love this little boy no matter what. After all having a child with DS is a blessing. Simply put, a blessing.
Edie has really taken to OA and being a big sister. We have yet to experience any jealously or serious injury to baby OA. We are still learning how not to love so hard and that baby does not need his diaper changed every 5 minutes :) Other than that Edie has been a big help. She hands me diapers and wipes, throws away dirty diapers and loves to help with bath time. She is very concerned if he cries and can't wait for him to be big enough to sit and play with her. We are so looking forward to seeing these two grow together and become the best of friends.
We are truly blessed to have such sweet Angels.