Saturday, January 16, 2010

EMMIE'S 9 MONTH CHECK UP

Emmie is 9 months old. Where has the time gone? Before we know it, she will be one. It's going too fast. I am enjoying every moment with her, soaking it all in. She is sitting on the floor right next to me as I type this. She's doing raspberries & looking around...what a sweetie. :)

Emmie now weighs 17lbs, 11.5oz & is 27 inches long. She is still being charted on a regular growth chart instead of a Down syndrome growth chart. Emmie is perfectly healthy!!! She is doing really well with eating solids. She is mostly on Stage 2 foods & slowly progressing to Stage3. I try to give her table foods when I can. She is like her Mommy & loves eat!

At her appointment, Emily was also tested for anemia. Her numbers were great & she is not anemic. Emmie also got her polio vaccine & her second dose of the H1N1 vaccine (preservative free). She was very brave & barely cried. She will go back to the dr. for her 1 year checkup.

Any American Idol fans out there? Contestant Maddie Curtis from Virginia spoke about her 4 brothers with Down syndrome. She is the ninth of twelve children. Her biological brother has Down syndrome & her parents adopted 3 other boys with Down syndrome. It was so touching to hear her talk about her brothers. "I think some people are a little skeptical of Down syndrome. These 4 boys bring out the best in every person they meet. They see the world in colors. We need to see the world that way."

Enough said.....

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