... you eat ice cream!!!
Last night, Jack and I attended our first Moms of Children with Down Syndrome meeting with the DSNGG at Ben and Jerry's. It was really, really nice and comfortable to be around other moms of children with DS. Two other moms brought their babies, too, so it was of course more fun with them there! We got to know each other and shared stories as we passed around babies (Jack was a hit!).
Although our life has been thrown a little curve ball, I feel so fortunate to have these types of resources available even this early on in the game. Several of the moms were very, very open with their feelings and emotions, including the difficulty that sometimes accompanies getting used to the idea of having a child with special needs. It was so nice to have all my feelings validated and to know that I have so many new supportive friends!