Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Payton is 5 months old

Payton is five months old today and is doing awesome! She is growing so fast, we can hardly believe it. When we learned of her diagnosis, we didn't know what the future held for us. So far, it has held nothing different than having a "typical" child.

Here are some of the things she is doing:

She holds her head at a 90 degree angle when on her tummy.

She tracks objects with her eyes.

She puts pressure on her feet by standing assisted.

She rolls over quite frequently.

She smiles at us all the time.

She explores with her mouth.

She puts her hands together.

She sits unassisted while leaned forward for seconds at a time.

She brings her hands to our face when we lean in close.

She holds objects in her hands and transfers the object from one hand to another.

While these may seem like silly things, they are great achievements for a child with Down syndrome. Simple things like holding their head up can take months, even years with some kids.

And most importantly:

She is loved by her mommy.

She is loved by her daddy.

She is loved by her big brother.

We feel blessed that Payton is doing as well as she is doing. We have been truly amazed by our little girl and we can't wait for what the future holds.

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