Friday, October 9, 2009


Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 733 babies is born with Down syndrome.

Last night Emmie was trying so hard to sit up. What a big girl! She was able to keep her balance for a very short time, then she would fall over. She enjoys sitting up & I love seeing her like that. I am working on getting a picture of it. Speaking of pictures, I really need to update my blog pics. I'll add it to my "to do" list. :)

Emmie tried bananas this morning & loved them!!

I am off to the gym in a little bit. This will be Emmie's first day attending the daycare at the gym. Their policy is that the kids need to be 6 months old & sitting up. After thinking about this & knowing that Emmie may not sit up for a while, I saw this as an opportunity to speak up. I called the front desk & asked about their daycare policy & the woman could not give me a clear cut answer as to why they have that policy. She referred me to the director. The director said it was for safety reasons so that the older kids won't hurt the babies. Whatever! I proudly stated, "My daughter has Down syndrome & she may not sit up for quite some time." After a brief conversation, the director said they would make an exception. It felt good to speak up for Emmie & to say that she has Down syndrome without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. She is my girl no matter what & I will continue to stand up for her.


  1. It's so inspiring to read these posts and watch you grow and become stronger. As Emily grows so do you! Good job!!!