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    Nick Castellanos
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In honor of the victims and first responders of 9/11  #neverforget #911 #UnitedWeStand
Family Day πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #usaf #familyday #military #airforce #defenders #merica
Happy Anniversary Mi Amor ❀️ I look forward to our future together while continuing my promise to never give up on you or our dreams every step of the way  #xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #dontgiveup #nevergiveup @gwepa @socialdancetv @latindanceworld
Happy Anniversary Mi Amor ❀️ I look forward to our future together while continuing my promise to never give up on you or our dreams every step of the way #xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup  @gwepa @socialdancetv @latindanceworld
Nothing but great news today at Nick Jr.'s 24th week sonogram. He is measuring in accordance to his gestational age and is looking healthy πŸ™πŸ½ Vanesa and I learned a lot about the lactation process with babies that have T-21 and were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the NICU Center at Winthrop Hospital. #xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
Nothing but great news today at Nick Jr.'s 24th week sonogram. He is measuring in accordance to his gestational age and is looking healthy πŸ™πŸ½ Vanesa and I learned a lot about the lactation process with babies that have T-21 and were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the NICU Center at Winthrop Hospital. #xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup 
To our family in North Carolina, thank you so much for throwing Vanesa and I a baby shower. We had a blast and look forward to you visiting us in New York.  Love you muchisimo #babyshower #xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
To our family in North Carolina, thank you so much for throwing Vanesa and I a baby shower. We had a blast and look forward to you visiting us in New York. Love you muchisimo #babyshower  #xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup 
My beautiful wife rockin the preggerz onesie
My beautiful wife rockin the preggerz onesie
Vanesa and I decided to take the Amniocentesis. At first, we were both highly opposed to this test because of its level of invasiveness. However, because of the severity of the situation, it became logical to go through with it. Our baby still had fluid between his skull and scalp and no one including the doctor had an answer as to why. When the amnio procedure began, our doctor used a large needle to extract amniotic fluid from the amniotic sack (where the baby lives). When the needle was administered, Vanesa was super calm while I watched nervously over the doctor. Ultimately the procedure went well and when it was over we were told that the full analysis would come back in two weeks which would tell us any information regarding Nick's chromosomes. We found out the good news in just 2 days. Our baby Nick Jr. was blessed with T21!! πŸ’™πŸ’›#xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #hydrops #hydropsfetalis #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
Vanesa and I decided to take the Amniocentesis. At first, we were both highly opposed to this test because of its level of invasiveness. However, because of the severity of the situation, it became logical to go through with it. Our baby still had fluid between his skull and scalp and no one including the doctor had an answer as to why. When the amnio procedure began, our doctor used a large needle to extract amniotic fluid from the amniotic sack (where the baby lives). When the needle was administered, Vanesa was super calm while I watched nervously over the doctor. Ultimately the procedure went well and when it was over we were told that the full analysis would come back in two weeks which would tell us any information regarding Nick's chromosomes. We found out the good news in just 2 days. Our baby Nick Jr. was blessed with T21!! πŸ’™πŸ’›#xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #hydrops  #hydropsfetalis  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup 
During our first visit with the new doctor at 20 weeks, Vanesa and I knew that we were in the exact place God intended for us. Up until our visit, we have received much love and support from loved ones. Some confused, and others with blind love and support. When we first arrived at Winthrop Hospital, the vibe was right and the anticipation for information was at it's peak. Before we began our 
Sonogram, the doctor mentioned he heard about our situation and that he was not going to give up on us as long as Nick Jr. had a fighting chance. This was the passion and attitude I was looking for in my doctor. During the sonogram, the doctor and his team spent hours looking for liquid in two or more compartments of Nick's body. However, only finding fluid in one location (between skull and scalp) which ruled the diagnosis of Hydrops out. This brought a great relief for Vanesa and I but Nick Jr. wasn't out of the woods yet. Additional testing options such as the Amniocentesis were recommended because the cause of the remaining fluid was still unknown. 
#xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #hydrops #hydropsfetalis #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
During our first visit with the new doctor at 20 weeks, Vanesa and I knew that we were in the exact place God intended for us. Up until our visit, we have received much love and support from loved ones. Some confused, and others with blind love and support. When we first arrived at Winthrop Hospital, the vibe was right and the anticipation for information was at it's peak. Before we began our Sonogram, the doctor mentioned he heard about our situation and that he was not going to give up on us as long as Nick Jr. had a fighting chance. This was the passion and attitude I was looking for in my doctor. During the sonogram, the doctor and his team spent hours looking for liquid in two or more compartments of Nick's body. However, only finding fluid in one location (between skull and scalp) which ruled the diagnosis of Hydrops out. This brought a great relief for Vanesa and I but Nick Jr. wasn't out of the woods yet. Additional testing options such as the Amniocentesis were recommended because the cause of the remaining fluid was still unknown. #xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #hydrops  #hydropsfetalis  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup 
At 19 weeks pregnant, my wife Vanesa and I received disheartening news that no parent would ever want to hear from a doctor and that is the decline in health of our unborn son as he was medically diagnosed with "hydrops," also known as hydrops fetalis. Hydrops is the accumulation of fluid in at least two or more parts of the body. For Nicholas Jr., it was between his skull and scalp in addition to his heart. This condition elevated the pregnancy to high risk which began the increase in testing and amount of doctor visits. At this point, termination was highly recommended by our doctor, however, with faith in mind termination was not an option and it was time for a second opinion. #xtra21 #downrightperfect #trisomy21 #parentsofangels #downsyndromeangel #savedownsyndrome #theluckyfew #blessed #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawareness #bornthisway #upsyndrome #specialneeds #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #hydrops #hydropsfetalis #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
At 19 weeks pregnant, my wife Vanesa and I received disheartening news that no parent would ever want to hear from a doctor and that is the decline in health of our unborn son as he was medically diagnosed with "hydrops," also known as hydrops fetalis. Hydrops is the accumulation of fluid in at least two or more parts of the body. For Nicholas Jr., it was between his skull and scalp in addition to his heart. This condition elevated the pregnancy to high risk which began the increase in testing and amount of doctor visits. At this point, termination was highly recommended by our doctor, however, with faith in mind termination was not an option and it was time for a second opinion. #xtra21  #downrightperfect  #trisomy21  #parentsofangels  #downsyndromeangel  #savedownsyndrome  #theluckyfew  #blessed  #nothingdownaboutit  #downsyndromeawareness  #bornthisway  #upsyndrome  #specialneeds  #downsyndrome  #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #hydrops  #hydropsfetalis  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup