Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Her strength amazes me

Kids with Down syndrome typically have low muscle tone, which is not to be confused with muscle strength {confusing, I know}. Payton's muscle tone is mildly low, which is why I believe she has done so well in the gross motor department. Given her lower tone, I am just amazed at her strength {even though I know it is separate from tone ... it still confuses me}. Over the past several days, I have witnessed her pull her entire body weight up in ways that amaze me. For example, when she wants to get on the swing, she will wrap her tiny little hands around the chains and dangle her body in the air trying to get her butt on the swing. Heck, I can't even do that!

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