WELCOME TO OUR CHALLENGING YET REWARDING LIFE WITH TRIPLETS AND DOWN SYNDROME!
Hey everyone, my name is Shawn and I am the mother of triplets, Coldon Ella and Greyson. My story is a little unique from many others, as our trio has a “little something extra;” Coldon has Trisomy 21, Down syndrome.
I attended Auburn University and studied Communications with emphasis on Public Relations and prior to becoming a mom, I worked in Marketing and Advertising. My husband Jay attended LSU and is a Civil Engineer. You guessed it, we live in Louisiana and not only are we opposite side of the brain thinkers, we don’t root for the same football teams! Our home is interesting during NCAA Football season.
Before deciding we were going to begin “fertility therapy,” (I’ll elaborate more on that later) Jay and I traveled every chance we got. We have been all over the country and have hiked all the major Mountain ranges in the U.S. This was our favorite thing to do together and we cannot wait to get back into the outdoors with our new family!
My life has changed drastically in the past two years. If you would have asked me two years ago, where did I see myself? I would have never dreamed I would be a stay at home mom, raising triplets and discovering a passion for Down syndrome advocacy. My path has changed and God has blessed me with three beautiful children; he has opened new doors and given new paths for me to walk on.
Triplets are demanding. My trio is one year old now. How is this possible? Our days are long and crazy; we are usually so busy I have to remind myself to brush my teeth and eat. We are tired, exhausted both mentally and physically most days and Down syndrome can be difficult and scary… but it is the most rewarding and enriching life experience I could ever imagine and I am so thankful God chose us!! My body may be exhausted and yes my hands are usually full with more than one baby, but my heart is so incredibly full it almost hurts!
This is my journey from struggling with fertility, a very complicated triplet pregnancy, an unexpected Down syndrome diagnosis and raising three very different tiny humans. I’m excited to share my adventure with you and through this blog, I strive to spread awareness, teach others something new, provide support and resources and share the reality and beauty of triplets and Down syndrome.
Follow along to laugh and cry with us, join us on our adventures and learn more about our challenging yet rewarding life with triplets and Down syndrome.