No, I never considered it and yes, it only happened to other people. Crazy thinking huh? Although, when my OBGYN asked if we wanted to run tests for disabilities we said no that no matter how the child was we would bring it into the world, want it and love it all the same. I can't imagine it any other way now. My little boy is such a true little being that makes my world spin. I am so thankful for him! It took us a long time to get pregnant and he is a miracle in our eyes.
Never guessed this would be my life.
I never think i would fall in love and have kids. When i was pregnant we knew our baby may not walk like his dad. I did not really know much about autism.
No I didn't. I would have never thought about it. I always assumed my kiddos would have been normal per se. I wanted nothing more than to have 2 perfectly normal kids. I did think special needs wasn't something that happened to my family. I looked at my sisters children and yes they might have had a few issues but none were autistic. I had so many emotions running through me when I received the dx. I remember one of them being jealousy. my sister has 6 kids and another sister 2. I didn't understand why my child and not one of theirs. I hate that I thought it but I did. I have accepted my son is my son no matter that he has a special need. I love him for who he is and that is all that matters now
I was so happy when I was pregnant that it never occured to me that anything would go wrong. I knew my baby would be fine. I still think of him as fine even though he struggles. There are a lot of artists and people who have chosen alternative life styles in my family so being different isn't such a big deal. I just want my boy to find joy and love in his life and I think he is capable of both of those things and much more. I really try not to think of him as a special needs kid...just special.
I never thought about special ed kids... Never thought about them at all... Honestly, I just thought about all the things I wanted to DO with my kids... Where I would take them (Disney, beach, mountains, sporting events, skiing) all the things I would do with them (catches, baseball, soccer) The movies, books, experiences we would share... I never thought it wasnt a possibility.. So I was a bit blindsided.
Definitely didn't expect SNs in my kiddos. I didn't really know much at all about them, just incorrect stereotypes in my mind. None of it runs in our family and my kid's issues are not genetic in them, so complete surprise. Oh well, they were meant for me and give me joy every day.
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