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March 04 - The Icing On the Cake

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#1 ~Anni~

Posted 04 March 2004 - 09:51 PM

    The Icing on the Cake[/i]


In this month's feature, Liz tells about the joys and challenges of raising a child with Downs Syndrome.
Her gorgeous little William is now 20 months old, and is the icing on the cake !

Two days later the phone rang. It was my shared
care midwife.

"Elizabeth, you've had the triple test ?" she asked.
"Yes I did" I replied.
"There might be a problem with your baby ...
I have made an appointment with the obstetrician for
counselling and we want you to have an
amniocentesis" she said. "Your test came back
'Increased risk for Down Syndrome'"

(EB member name: Chyna, formerly LJWmummy]


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This message was edited by ~Anni~ on Monday, 1 November 2004 @ 12:48 PM

#2 Lucky Mama

Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:01 PM

Hi Liz

I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Its taken a lot of courage to travel your journey and you should be so proud of how far you have come.

If you ever need a shoulder please feel free to pm me.

You have shown so much courage and have three beautiful children to be so proud of!

Just wanted to let you know.

Take care


<B> Crazed lucky mama to many! <B>

This message was edited by Lucky Mama on Saturday, 6 March 2004 @ 10:01 PM

#3 Lizz

Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:47 PM

Liz, the road you have travelled has been so bumpy sometimes.  I hope you proudly hold your head up when you walk as a family.

I know how trying times have been just having had two boys close together, I truly couldn't imagine having 3 children and 2 with high needs.  Well Done! original.gif


My big School Boy!
Daniel 05/10/1998
Jackson 19/01/2000

#4 Guest_LJWMummy_*

Posted 08 March 2004 - 06:26 PM

Thanks girls, just saw this. Yes it is hard at times with the kids, in fact dealing with a few problems at the moment within so am kind of laying low.

I thought I had better respond though.

Thanks again.


#5 Guest_Kelly_*

Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:05 PM

I think youre amazing!! Considerate and compassionate too - and not only to your 3 beautiful children.

<img src="http://www.weddedbliss.com.au/Kelly/feb1sig.jpg">
We Are Family!
Kelly (26) Josh (29)
DS Finnegan Riley Born 8th August 2003

#6 blue♥pink

Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:48 PM

I read this last night and would like to say Liz you are an inspiration.
You have 3 gorgeous children and you must be so proud!!

#7 Bubba J's Mum

Posted 08 March 2004 - 08:18 PM


I have always found your generosity of spirit inspiring. What a wonderful gift to pass on to your gorgeous children.

Best wishes,

DH Stephen
DS Jack Eric 2/8/03

#8 Waratah

Posted 08 March 2004 - 08:23 PM

Liz we all said you were special mum in our June 02 Mother's group and it has definately been shown in this story about you.  

You should be so proud of yourself and your beautiful kids.

Aussie Expat
Maeve 21/7/99
Callum 27/6/02

#9 crazymum2twins

Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:36 PM


You already know what I think about you as a person and as a mummy to those 3 beautiful kids.

Keep your chin up through this hard time your having, and remember those kids love you so much as does J.

You know where I am, don't hesitate to call.

Oh and that wedding photo looks familiar, in fact it looks like my hallway in our old house, oh that's right it was my hallway.

Miss ya heaps, sure you don't want to move back?

Mummy to Twins
Amy & Corey


#10 Guest_LJWMummy_*

Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:57 PM

You have a spare room in that spanking new house of yours?


#11 ~brighteyes~

Posted 09 March 2004 - 08:57 AM

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story with us Liz. It was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes reading it.


diary *brighteyes*
DH - Raymond
DD - Aleisha Savanna born 5th July, 2002

#12 noahs mummy

Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:12 PM

Liz, just wanted to echo everyones words on here.  You are a very amazing persona nd truly inspiring to all.  I know you feel sometimes that you get a bit of flack on here, but there are some of us that do truly care about you and your wonderful kiddlets.


Single mummy to

'Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.' - Unknown

#13 Babybear

Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:30 PM


I had actually noticed your absence from the boards recently, and was considering PMing you to see where you were and if everything was OK - but decided not to in the end, as we dont know each other.

Just wanted to say I was thinking of you recently. Having just read now, that things are a little topsy turvy in your world - but I hope they are getting sorted.

I think William is gorgeous (as are his sisters) and you are one very brave lady. What a lucky family you are to have so much love.

Take Care

#14 Freckles

Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:25 AM

Hey Liz,

Just read your story and fully realized how hard it must be for you. But you are doing a wonderful job with all of your kids and we love having you, both on EB and in our June 2002 mother's group. Keep smiling! We are always there for you, no matter what.


DH Andrew
DS Patrick Finn 19/6/02

Diagnosed with MS Feb '04
TTC #2 late '04

#15 LittleBT

Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:42 AM

Liz what a wonderful story.
You have not the easiest life and have gone through some very difficult situations..... but you must be so proud of yourself and hold your head up high and as the love for your children shone through in the artical.
well done!

Busy Mum to
Courtney 10/5/89,
Rhyan 19/11/90,
M/C 1992 5 weeks,
Jarryd 26/1/93,
TWINs Elliott and Harrison 27/3/96,
M/c 9/5/01 at 12 weeks 1 day,
AND Grayson 5/3/02

#16 Ally

Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:47 PM


I too was touched by your story.
You strike me as a strong and couragous lady, who as others said is often there to support and help others.
I can only imagine the emotional rollercoaster you have been on, but overall your love for your children shines through.
Pat yourself on the back and remember you are doing a good job.

*Baby butterfly miscarried 2.8.01<BR>
*Ella Rose 16.5.02<BR>
*Diary "Starfish"<P>
*Baby Bean EDD 6.10.04

#17 Guest_LJWMummy_*

Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:12 PM

Hiya Ally and I see congrats are in order!!!!!!!

I do love my kids dearly (today is a good day LOL). There are days that are really really tough but I am thankful I have a dear friend who I use as an example to get by and sort of learn off her what to do with William.
I dont think I am any different to any other mother on these boards. In fact I think there will be so many more stories we will get to read over time that will be more inspirational than I could ever think of being. As I told Jo2, it was actually her and little Rachel who dh and I thought of the night we found out Billy had downs. I know I drew strength remembering her story and realised how lucky I was.
I dont think I am deserving of being called brave and inspirational, truth be told I can be a right sooky wimp at the best of times LOL. I have 3 children I am a mother to them. One has downs, but he is still a child who needs the basics like my other two and I am just doing what any other mother on this site would do.

But thank you all for your wonderful words and feedback.  It is appreciated and very thoughtful.

#18 ~Anni~

Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:30 AM

A warm thank you to Liz, for sharing her story with us and with the many visitors to Essential Baby.


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