When we were told our daughter had Down syndrome, many things passed through my mind. One of my concerns was how would I handle having a child that was so different from other children. But from the day she was born, I have been surprised at how much she is just like other kids. Yeah, she learns things her own way and according to her own time table - but she learns them.
Antalya turns two on Sunday, and in many aspects she is just like what I imagine a two year old to be. She loves to exert her independence, her favorite word is NO!, she loves being with other kids and trying to mimic their actions, she loves getting into things she shouldn't, she wears me out chasing her all day, she has the cutest, mischievous grin I have ever seen, she loves singing songs, reading books, dancing, stacking blocks, and making messes. I wouldn't trade her for the world!