Tonight was the first time I have cried about Owen having Down syndrome since he was born. My husband and I had a cookout tonight with family which included my niece who is two weeks younger than Owen. She sits up on her own, Owen can only stand the bumbo for a few minutes before he slumps over in it. She reaches for toys and passes them back and forth in her hands, Owen will hold onto a few select toys if you put it in his hand.
I know that I shouldn't be comparing him to her but I think that it's somewhat natural. I know that Owen will do everything that she is doing, it will just take him longer. I just want him to be the best he can be and I want him to succeed, which I know he will. Am I wrong for thinking what my child would be like if he didn't have Ds? Am I wrong for wishing he could do things now? I feel like I am.