We are living in limbo land. DD has epilepsy and other probs that may or may not be genetic. We are currently waiting for genetic counsellor to do some more gene testing for Rett Syndrome and other conditions related.
We have always wanted 3 children, this changed when DD was 4 months old and diagnosed with epilepsy. We went down to 2 children and now we are not sure with recent diagnosis of Microcephaly as to whether we will have anymore.
Long winded explanation but I am 33 this year and was wondering how old you were when you had last baby NT or with special needs??
Sorry for post but having a brief of a meltdown as we are about to pull apart attic as full of baby things and feel like I'm being pulled apart as I want a baby but don't feel we could cope with another child with long term special needs.
Our DD is not medically controlled as she has a very complex epilepsy.
I was 32, almost 33 when I had dd2 (dc3). She has had a longstanding hip problem (now thankfully almost resolved) that may or may not be genetic - family have all given blood as part of a trial being run to research it.
32 - ds1 - AS 34 - ds2 - Joint hypermobility syndrome and imo mild dyslexia and some AS traits (although hard to untangle as he is very influenced by his big brother) Just a smidge under 39 - dd - NT, but I suspect she also has hypermobility
AS can clearly been seen on both sides of the family - going back several generations on dh's side - and hypermobility can be traced back through 3, poss 4, generations on my side. Wish I'd known all that before we had dcs, but wouldn't want to be without any of them for a minute.