Saturday, September 11, 2010

Catching Up

I's been a while since I blogged.  Thanks for noticing, Mom :)

The kids have been in school for over a month now.  I am LOVING it.  Sam goes 3 half days a week to preschool, so for 9 precious hours a week, I have just my sweet, fun-loving baby girl at home.   I get her all to myself!

Hmmmmm, let's see...what has gone on since I blogged last?  Oh yes, the Buddy Walk!  It was awesome.   Hot, but awesome.   I do have to admit though, that my emotions kind of take a wild ride when I see so many people with Down syndrome.  I look at them and think "Is this what Faith will be like?"

Here are some, but not all, of Team Faith Journey
Thanks to all of my wonderful family and friends that support me in this journey!

Okay, moving on....

Faith has not one, but TWO teeth now.  And, they are BOTH molars!   I expected that she would get her teeth later than a typical baby, but I guess I just assumed she would get her bottom front teeth first.  Oh well...she doesn't seem bothered in the least by her new pearly whites.

We've been plugging along in physical therapy and speech therapy.  Faith has been a movin' machine, even walking, albeit stiff-legged with her little push toy.  And she's been known to climb up on chairs and scare the heck out of her Mama!


We had an OT evaluation this past week, and guess what?  The OT said that she didn't even NEED therapy at this point!  She said that Faith 'scored' at the developmental level of a 14-15 month old (she is 16 months old) and was really doing quite well.   Like I needed her to tell me that, right?   Anyway, they will evaluate her again in 6 months to see where she is at then.  The therapist thought that the 'gap may widen' the older she gets, so we will keep on top of things and go from there.   I was SO proud of my little peanut when she accomplished just about every task the therapist asked her to do.  She was so cooperative and happy the whole time--it was funny because almost every other kid in the place was screaming and crying.  I love my happy girl!

I'm coming up on a very busy week... I have seven, yes seven, appointments on the calendar.  Watch out Starbucks, here I come!