The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Friday, March 27, 2015

Maddie

This little miss is our sassy baby of the family. This week she had appointments with endocrinology, opthamology, and her pre-surgery check. The results of her sleep study showed obstructive sleep apnea, so she is scheduled for surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids in a few weeks. I am honestly anxious to get it over and done with! All these appointments has meant a special lunch date for just Maddie and mommy.

Friday, March 20, 2015

World Down Syndrome Day!

We are incredibly blessed to have six individuals with an extra chromosome as part of our family! I remember being so scared when we committed to adopt our son Ivan. What would it mean for our family? How would it impact the children we already had? What would it be like to parent a child with Trisomy 21?
Ivan was (and is) such a blessing, he inspired us to adopt five more kids with DS! No, they aren't angels, they aren't always happy, and they aren't perfect (none of us are!)!  They each have unique personalities, individual strengths, and their own challenges, but we can't imagine our family without any of them! 

I have to add that we will also be cheering earnestly for our favorite team! Let's go Villanova basketball!