Joy is being so sweet with her new sister!
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, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I’m a Big Sister!
I have a new sister! Her name is Arabella. Mama calls her Bella a lot of the time.
So far I haven’t been jealous. I have been curious and soft. I like all the binkies and bottles sitting around!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Therapy and ENT
Joy had communication therapy on Thursday. She really enjoys that. We worked on in and out, and making sounds. The tub is filled with beans, lentils, and small pieces of pasta. At first we were trying to get her to fill up a cup and then dump it out. After that she got to put her feet into it. She enjoyed that feeling!
On Friday Joy had OT. She is working on walking now. She cruises beautifully. It’s not getting up the confidence to actually walk.
She has went to the ENT this week. She has very tiny ear canals – very typical for a little one with DS. She failed her hearing test at the pediatrician. The doctor said that the type of test they used at the pedi isn’t very accurate for people with itty-bitty ear canals. So Joy will have a full blown, real hearing test on the 22nd. I think she’s doing well. She is talking and responding to noises, so they is more preventative than anything.
Friday, January 09, 2009
The Drum and the Zoo
Joy loves the drum she got for Christmas. My little persussionist:
Last Saturday we went to the zoo for cousin Aurora’s birthday party. Here is the line of babies – too cute! Joy, Aurora, and Victoria.
This is Joy asking for more cotton candy! She really liked that sticky stuff!
The girls posed in the monkey exhibit.
Our family right before we left. We all had a lot of fun!