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!


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And finally, I have been trying to capture how Joy crawls. Finally - I got it! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Self Feeding

The time has come for Joy to start feeding herself.

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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!  :)

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Self feeding means LOTS of baths.  :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Communication Therapy

Today Miss Kari came for Communication Therapy. Joy is at such a fun stage - she is beginning to learn to imitate - which is how we learn language. Yeah!

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?

Stacking??

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We have a tooth!

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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
Upper Lower
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

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Santa Joy

Another bath post – I can’t help myself!

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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:

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Swinging

Have I mentioned how much Joy loves to swing?

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and swing?

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and swing?

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Joy and Her Daddy


Joy loves her Daddy! She is trying to move beyond 'dada' to "Dad - E". Really cute!

Kissing

Joy loves to kiss! She is getting better. At first it was the total open mouth face plant. She is moving toward closing her mouth. She is very intent on giving kisses!


Joy and Linda (our family friend) kissing

Joy determined to plant one on Lizzy!