It’s fitting for me to be writing this during this month of Ds Awareness because my Ds journey really began a year ago. In October 2009, I found out I was pregnant. My husband Mike and I were excited, anxious, fearful, happy, but most of all - Scared. It was four more weeks before we saw the doctor and all I could pray for was a heartbeat. We were scared because just a few months earlier we had a miscarriage; we had never heard the baby’s heartbeat.