When I met my husband 7 years ago, I was a divorced 34 year old mother with 7 children aged between 5-15 years old. Any eligible man's dream hey? He, on the other hand, was a 26 year old guy with nothing more to worry about than going to work each day and looking after his two cats. Not exactly a perfect match you would think!
|So Much Love|
As I mentioned in a previous blog, my husband and I talked about the possibility of having a baby with Down Syndrome even before we decided to start trying for a baby (due to my age of 39 at the time). To this day I feel so blown away that he didn't even flinch at that possibility. In fact, his reaction was to say, "So what?" He assured me that if our baby had any kind of disability he would still be happy because it would be our baby and it would be loved no matter what. How amazing is my man?
|Love you Daddy|
When we were told that it looked like Felix had Down Syndrome, it answered a question my husband had wondered about for a while. When he was at University, he did an elective on Disability Studies. He really didn't know why he chose that subject. It wasn't overly relevant to his degree, but he did it anyway and hadn't thought too much about it since. This was a few years before he and I had met and many years before we knew about Felix and his extra chromosome! When Felix was diagnosed, my husband was able to draw on the things he had learned in that one subject and gave me a few pointers too! In the big scheme of things, we think he was meant to do that subject at Uni!
|Reading with Daddy|
Watching my husband with a little baby has been really special. I already knew that he was a great Dad and I love watching him enjoy time with the older kids; but it's been fun to watch him learn how to do things with a little one. Like most Dads, he seems to disappear whenever Felix's nappy needs changing, but when it comes to wrestling on the floor, you can't keep him away! When Felix learns something new, you can see him bursting with pride. He loves to show Felix off to people and gets excited when I bring him to visit him at work.
Today Felix signed 'Daddy' for the first time. It brought tears to my eyes.