My wife and I received inspiration that we needed to adopt a girl with Down syndrome. Her name is Abigail Lili JOY Turpin. These are the chronicles of finding and having Joy!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thanksgiving and Crawling
This is Joy and her cousin Victoria.
Joy enjoying her pre-dinner turkey. This year she actually ate turkey. Last year it was the jarred stuff. She didn't like it last year. She loved it this year!
And finally, I have been trying to capture how Joy crawls. Finally - I got it! Enjoy!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The time has come for Joy to start feeding herself.
She is doing well, but she is making a HUGE mess! Don’t you just love the morning hair? :) Her therapist jokingly said at least oatmeal is good for the skin! :)
Self feeding means LOTS of baths. :)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Washing our hands in the parachute
We practice sounds in the hollow container - it makes a fun echo!
You want me to move behind this thing? You are kidding, right?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
We have a tooth!
Fun and exciting news! We have felt (!) and seen our first shiny and sharp little tooth! Wahoo!
Not being a dentist, I can’t tell you which tooth it is, but I am going to make an educated guess. I think it’s the First molar – it’s pretty far back there on her right side, upper jaw.
Here is a chart for normal tooth eruption (www.drgreene.com):
|Eruption of Primary or Deciduous Teeth|
|Central incisors||6-8 months||5-7 months|
|Lateral incisors||8-11 months||7-10 months|
|Cuspids (canines)||16-20 months||16-20 months|
|First molars||10-16 months||10-16 months|
|Second molars||20-30 months||20-30 months|
And then from a DS website (http://altonweb.com/cs/downsyndrome/index.htm?page=desai.html):
“Tooth eruption is delayed in timing and sequence.”
So very true!! :)
A couple pictures for the fun of it
Joy was NOT going to look at me!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Another bath post – I can’t help myself!
We thought her bubbles looked like a fun Santa beard! :)
Joy had therapy yesterday. She did so well. She was able to cruise for two steps – more than one. She put toys “in” for the therapist. She has never done that for me! :) And we worked on the stairs – she has one stair she'll do for Miss Carolyn.
When Daddy came home, he got her to go all the way up the stairs – way to go Joy!
Daddy is also working on helping Joy walk. Joy isn’t too thrilled, but it’s the next step. When Miss Carolyn tried the same exercise, Joy knew what to do. She wasn’t pleased, but she recognized that she had to move her feet.
She is doing so well!
These pictures are for last week’s therapy:
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Joy and Her Daddy
Joy and Linda (our family friend) kissing
Joy determined to plant one on Lizzy!