A family was excited about having a baby, and they were expecting twins. When the twins were born, one of them had Down syndrome, which was a surprise because the doctors didn’t find any problems during the pregnancy.
The baby with Down syndrome was born 40 minutes earlier than her sister. When the doctors saw the baby, they apologized for not detecting the condition earlier.
The mother, however, immediately fell in love with her babies despite the unexpected news. She recalled that the ultrasound during pregnancy didn’t show any issues.
The twins didn’t have a strong connection at first, and the younger girl even envied her sister for having hair.
The girls were also born with a heart defect, and the one with Down syndrome would need surgery at the age of six. The mother loves both her children and doesn’t see them as different.
The mom mentioned that people sometimes say negative things about Down syndrome, but she finds it sad. The twins have a brother who was excited about their arrival.
In the UK, around 40,000 people have Down syndrome, but this case was unique.