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Need advice and opinions

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 9:58 AM
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My name is Brittany and I'm 30 years old. I have 4 beautiful boys. I recently had my 4th son in dec 2016 who was born prematurely at 32 weeks. He spent 6 weeks in the Nicu. As of now he is a little over 3 months. I had genetic testing (normal) etc during my pregnancy with no soft markers on ultrasound
Recently, I have started to notice some of my sons facial features resembling Down syndrome. I'm not sure if he has it or how it was missed if he does. My mother too has her suspicions. If he does have it then that is fine. I will not be ashamed because he's my baby and I love him but the anticipation of not knowing is killing me. I can't get in to see a doctor until April. I was wondering what you ladies think. I'll post some photos.
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MixedCooke
by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 10:02 AM
Well without pictures of you and your SO to compare his features to, looks fine to me.
Kydoll
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 10:06 AM

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TommyAbby
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM

I don't see it.  

MichelleLZ
by Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 10:58 AM
I don't see it. He looks fine to me.
MamaLauri
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 1:03 PM

I think he looks beautiful. His is alert and appears responsive. Just enjoy him. April will be here soon enough.

jjamom
by Michele on Mar. 18, 2017 at 1:49 PM
Beautiful baby! Do you have any concerns besides facial features?

I have a son with DS and truthfully I don't see it.
Kydoll
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 2:21 PM
He's not holding his head up as well as I'd think he should be
He does have the single simian crease on both of his hands
Short limbs but I'm only 5'2
Chubby neck folds which I've read can be normal
Unsure about ear placement and size
Unsure about the space between his big toe and second toe-I only see a space when he stretches and spreads his toes
I'm only not sure nor do I want to diagnose my son by what google says but I'm curious because of what family keeps telling me.

Quoting jjamom: Beautiful baby! Do you have any concerns besides facial features?

I have a son with DS and truthfully I don't see it.
Kydoll
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 2:23 PM
However, he is alert and follows me when I walk past him. He smiles and is starting to giggle a little. He baby babbles a tiny bit but I figure he will be delayed some due to prematurity

Quoting jjamom: Beautiful baby! Do you have any concerns besides facial features?

I have a son with DS and truthfully I don't see it.
Kydoll
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Thank you

Quoting MamaLauri:

I think he looks beautiful. His is alert and appears responsive. Just enjoy him. April will be here soon enough.

Linagma03
by Platinum Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM

He is really cute. 

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