And so "our story" goes..................Landon was born on February 11, 2009 at 9:51pm weighing in at 7lbs. 1 1/2oz......... 21 inches long.........and an extra chromosome........(as in Down syndrome).
In short, we had an extremely high risk factor during our pregnancy, (1 in 3), but chose not to participate in any extra testing. Level 2 ultrasounds showed no markers (signs) of Ds. Scott and I had decided that we would welcome Landon into this world however he chose to enter it. And so he did, willful and determined to be his own person. Landon continues to create his own identity, and his joy spreads beyond our family home.
Landon has entered this world surrounded by so much love and enthusiasm. He has 2 proud and caring big brothers - Mason & Elijah- who just love him to pieces as Landon does them. And we are so blessed to be surrounded by such loving and supportive family and friends that have been by our side every step of the way. To all of you we are forever grateful. Because of you, we have so much hope for Landon's future and acceptance.
Landon is teaching us to take life a little slower - to hurry is to miss the good stuff. He has shown us that a bright smile can be contagious and make even the worst day wonderful. Landon teaches us something new every day about ourselves and about others. He encourages us every day to be better parents, and better human beings. These are the blessings we get to live with every day as Landon's parents.
And so our "inspirational journey" begins. We know that we are going to face some challenges along the way, but we also know that we will reap more riches than most will ever know. Landon "WILL" live a rich, full and happy life because of the love and support of each and every one you!
Elijah, Landon & Mason