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, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It was getting late. Joy decided dinner wasn’t enough. Mama was silly enough to keep the Coco Roos in the cabinet that Joy can reach. Joy helped herself. Who needs a bowl or a bag – the floor will do very nicely. Shouldn’t that get her some points for self help skills? :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
ECI Annual Review
Today was Joy’s annual review for ECI – all her therapies.
Joy is doing so well! We made goals and set objectives for what we want her to accomplish over the next year. June 1, 2010 she will lose ECI. Probably around April, we will have her ARD with the school district. Next year Joy will be in school! Amazing to think about.
Joy will be going to play group starting in the Fall. It is held once a week for a few hours. It will be a good opportunity for Joy to go somewhere with no family members. She has to learn to go to others so her transition to school will be smooth.
In January we will add Speech therapy to her list of services.
Joy’s age equivalent scores:
Cognitive 16 months
Communication 12 months
Social-Emotional 20 months
Physical 13 months
Adaptive Behavior 16 months
Joy, you are doing so well! We are so proud of you!!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Poor Joy is still sick. She has had an ear infection. The doctor gave her some amoxicillin. Then since Friday she has had green gunk coming out of her eyes. So today the doctor has given her Cefdinir and some eye drops. Hopefully, she’ll feel better really soon!
We also did her normal 2 year old check up. She is now 31 1/2 inches long and 23 pounds. We are going to check her thyroid and iron levels.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Becca made Joy a little photo book about Bella. We got it in the mail.
Here are the girls enjoying it!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Aunt Kathie sent some stickers and a gift card for Joy’s birthday. A certain 13 year old thought it was appropriate to put the stickers onto Joy rather than paper or something more conventional like that.
Joy got lots of fun books – some light up, some are normal books –, a blow up pool for the backyard, and a toy purse.
No water was in the pool yet. Sammi was still blowing it up. Joy is excited though
And it looks like we have another bag lady in the family! Grandma Ball gave her a purse, wallet, and cell phone. Now she has two purses – what more could a girl want? :)
We still have to spend Grandma & Grandpa Turpin’s money. This is one happy girl!