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Meet Tailynn + Natasha

October 04, 2022 3 min read

Meet Tailynn + Natasha

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

We believe in every parent.

We reached out to a few mamas we love that have extra special babes. We asked them about their motherhood journey and for some wisdom they have learned along the way! Thank you for all you are, mama!

Meet Tailynn + Aspen

@tailynnvictoria

Special needs kids

When and how did you find out that your little one would face this?

We got Aspen’s Down syndrome diagnosis when I went in to find out my baby’s gender. They found “small markers” for Down syndrome during the ultrasound and then I had to undergo further testing. Once it was confirmed, I got a phone call letting me know Aspen in fact, had Down syndrome. It seemed so scary then, but looking back now, I wouldn’t change a single chromosome. Aspen is perfect just the way he is ✨💙💛 

What brings you joy in your version of motherhood?

Everything. Of course life is not perfect, I still have my hard days with two wild boys. But, I just love watching them together. They are so sweet with each other and truly the best of friends. I love how Aspen looks at Dayton with such love in his eyes. How Dayton wants to teach Aspen everything about the world and being “big.” Love showing them new places and seeing them experience things for the first time. Lazy snuggles are the best too. Always love our family nights.

What is special about your little one?

Aspen has the most beautiful eyes. Looks like he has stars in them. The most beautiful shade of blue too. He smiles with his whole body and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. He’s also so so determined in anything he does. If he wants to do something, he’s going to figure out a way to do it. 

What is one piece of advice or inspiration you would give other mamas who also have children with special needs?

I’d say congratulations🎉 My best advice is to follow your instincts. Don’t listen to people who try to put limits on your babe- or tell you not to expect them to do certain milestones at this age, etc, etc. We treat Aspen just like any other 2 year old because that’s what he is. And he has exceeded all expectations. Sky is the limit!

What did you wish other mamas knew about having a babe with special needs?

I wish they knew that life is not over. It may look a little different than you initially expected, but it’s just a new chapter. Aspen has brought us so much joy, taught me to see life with a new perspective and has taught my oldest so much compassion for others.

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Meet Natasha + MILES

@tashcard

When and how did you find out that your little one would face this?

I found out around 13 weeks pregnant that my baby had a high chance of having Down Syndrome. The doctor called after I did blood work at 12 weeks and let us know.

What brings you joy in your version of motherhood?

Watching each of my children be so different and become their own person. Each of them with different talents and personalities and getting to be their mom brings me joy.

What is special about your little one?

How do I say everything? Miles diagnosis was completely unexpected and I felt alone in the moment, but he came and filled me with so much joy and gratitude. 

What is one piece of advice or inspiration you would give other mamas who also have children with special needs?

Find your people! I have made so many amazing mama friends who are walking similar paths as my family and it helps so much. They cheer Miles on and love him just the way he is.

What did you wish other mamas knew about having a babe with special needs?

That just like your own children we always want what’s right for our kids. We also want them to be included! Choose to teach your kids about others differences and how it’s amazing how we all have our own differences.

 


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