My name is Amy Silverman. I’m starting this blog on my daughter Sophie’s fifth birthday to document the next year, particularly her transition to kindergarten.
Everything here is true, although some details may be purposely fuzzy. For example, I won’t share my daughters’ last name; but I want you to know that their last name does in fact go together much better with their first names than the name Silverman does.
To answer your first two questions:
1. I was 36 when I had Sophie
and 2. No, I didn’t know she had Down syndrome before she was born.
And — okay, a third — I like to think that if I had known she had Down syndrome before she was born that I would have had her anyway. But I’m honestly not 100% sure.
Once I figure out how, I’ll post some of my past work about Sophie and our family.
In the meantime, here’s the URL where you can listen to essays I’ve done for KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate:
And here’s the URL where you can buy your own Girl in a Party Hat art, “Beth,” from the wonderful artist Amanda Blake:
And all this work on this blog is copyrighted, 2008.