Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Casey and Connor: identical twins with Down Syndrome

Casey and Connor

Every day, I review the most recent news about identical twins, hoping to find information that will help us raise our two little miracles in the best possible way.
That's I how I found this story about Casey and Connor, a set of identical toddlers with Down Syndrome.
Like my husband and I, Meghan and Matt Wilkinson had declined all testing when they learned she was pregnant.
They knew they would not terminate the pregnancy should anything go wrong and she was only 29 years old, at low risk for Down Syndrome.
Multiple ultrasounds showed two perfectly healthy boys.
It wasn't until they were born that they learned the news.
In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I urge you to read this family's blog.
It brought me to tears, which isn't easy.


Meghan Wilkinson said...

Thank you for taking the time to share our story. Casey and Connor have changed our lives in so many ways and every one of them is positive. Your blog is beautifully written. There is magic that comes with identical twins and I am always happy to find another mother who knows that. Thanks again. You made my heart smile today.

Twinsmom said...

Thank you for your kind words. Your boys are absolutely beautiful and I hope that your story helps at least some people understand the joy that people with Down Syndrome can bring into the world (times 2!). Thank you for sharing and thanks for the photo. Just seeing them is enough to make any heart melt!

Tiffany said...

These two are so very sweet :) My little girl has Down Syndrome, and I would have/adopt more kids with Ds in a heartbeat!! Love seeing families who aren't devastated by this, and who are just happy to have their precious children :)

Anonymous said...

Hi my name Angie I gave birth to identical twins with down syndrome ... I was 12 wks when I had the NT done which show bby B with a thicken of his neck and I remember when the tech went and called the dr when he came in my heart was beating fast I knew something was wrong so he tells me bby shows to b positive for down syndrome I just looked at my husband and I really tired to b strong for him , so thy offer the cvs the same day I agree to it while I waited for test to b done I went to restroom I cryd and cryd ask god to help me b strong and make the rite choice I didn't want my husband to c me cry I cryd so much I was throwin up finally thy called me when it was done I was more worry bout results than the pain . 24 hrs later I got the preliminary results I knew the test was goin to confirm the first test sure enough the next day I got the call when thy called me I pretend it was ok but inside it was killin me ... my whole pregnancy I would ask god to help me thru this so that when my boys were born I wouldn't fall into depression or fell I didn't. Want them I have birth @ 32 wks had twin to twin transfussion bby b heart desat so I had an emer. Csection on dec 23 2012 I'm a proud mommie of two boys Adrian and. Jude I luv them so much there happy bbys and I wouldn't change them for anything in the world....