A woman Amber Rojas, 35, from Texas already had four children.
When she was pregnant with her fifth child, she felt really different. She wanted to do something different this time and she decided to have a ‘surprise gender’.
Her husband and children supported her decision. During her pregnancy, Amber always felt something different which she never felt before. She didn’t know why she was feeling this so, she told her husband about it.
Her husband told her that maybe because we don’t know the gender of the baby this time. Amber also agreed with him.
“Toward the end of my pregnancy, I could feel our baby breathe which was soooo different. No one believed me, but if you have been pregnant as much as I have been, you learn a lot about your body. It was fast and consistent. Not like kicks or hiccups,” Amber wrote her story to Love What Matters.
After 39 weeks and 6 days, she went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl.
“Next thing I knew, my sweet baby was in my arms and I had so many emotions; and as soon as I looked down, I saw it. I saw it in my baby’s face. I thought to myself … my baby has Down syndrome.”
“She felt really limp, and her eyes. We all have small eyes, but hers were small in a different way. I kept thinking, ‘Why isn’t anyone saying anything?’”
“No one said anything so I thought I was crazy,” she wrote.
The family was so excited as their little bundle of joy had finally arrived. Seeing everyone happy, Amber forgot that her baby has Down syndrome.
Then, her midwife confirmed her intuition and said, “I don’t want to worry you, but your daughter has a few Down syndrome markers.”
The hospital also confirmed that Amber’s baby, Amadeus has Down syndrome. But, it didn’t affect the family as for them, she is still special and they still love her.
“To us, she’s like all the other babies we have had! She needs milk. She cries when she’s wet or uncomfortable. She smiles when she sees us, and we love her fiercely!”
“God gave us Amadeus for a reason. Our family was going a million different ways and Amadeus has brought us together. We are learning together about a whole community that we never knew anything about.”
“But at the end of the day she IS our baby and we are her FAMILY! To us she is perfect. We don’t see her diagnosis or her label—we see Amadeus Reign Rojas.”