My youngest daughter was deemed to be at high risk for having Down Syndrome when I was pregnant. That never bothered me. I would love my chld no matter what, so it was nothing I ever really thought about or really even believed would ever happen. Not to me. Maybe my neighbor or the uy I see in the supermarket, but something like that would never happen to me, right?
Well, she was born a month early, but was healthy happy and precious. My little bundle of joy. Until a close friend brought it up to me that she has a lot of the facial characteristics of a child with DS. Flat bridge of the nose, upturned nose, the odd eyelids... The more I look, the more I worry. But wouldn't the doctor have caught that? She is 3 months old and has been to the pediatrician's office several times... She doesn't make any facial expressions, including smiling unless she is sleeping or crying. She doesn't coo. She doesn't really make any noises or seem to be advancing in any way other than the little bit of head control she has. Should I be worried? Should I ask her doctor or am I just going to seem like an idiot?