So Big!

Edie is crawling!! Both hands and both knees!! She is also pulling up!! We are so proud of her. She started last week when we neglected to put her hip pants on. I believe this gives her more freedom to move and to feel her body when moving. Therefore our therapist advised we could discontinue using the hip pants for now unless we see Edie pulling up between her legs. Which means doing the splits to lay on her tummy instead of going to her side to lie down.
Edie is also pulling up on her toys and on us. She stands so easily now it is incredible. She is up and then down all day long. She is so proud of what she is doing....just as are we. Last week when I met with her ARC OT and her Bell Center PT - they both commented on how well Edie is doing. The ARC OT said she and the ARC PT joke all of the time saying "did someone forget to tell Edie she has DS" and The Bell Center PT commented on how well she was doing for just being 13months. It feels so good when a professional on the outside says such wonderful things about Edie. It confirms our feelings of accomplishment and it keeps us motivated so that Edie may continue to prove the statistics wrong. But to tell the truth, it is not us, it is Edie who is so wonderfully motivated and determined to overcome the text book stats. We continue to be in awe of her. Edie has honestly had maybe only 2 bad days in her 13 months. She is too perfect to be true, her love is never ending and her outlook is so impressive. We are truly in love and truly blessed.

P.S. Edie is also saying "iggy" or "gigi" or "mindy". We have not figured out which yet...but we know it is a word. She is also signing "all done" we hope to download some video of all of the great things she is doing soon!

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  1. Congratulations! I'm so proud of her, too! I can't wait to see videos!!! She is such a blessing and so sweet. I can't wait to see her again. You two are wonderful parents, too. That is plain to see and your doing all that you are doing to play and work with her help her tremendously. She is proving that she may have DS, but that doesn't mean she will act like people think she should act. She is setting new standards and paving the way. Congratulations!!

  2. Giddo and Gigi25.2.09


    We're so proud of you and all you do. You work so hard and have so much fun at the same time. We're amazed at how far you have come since you first started at the Bell Center. We can't wait to see what's coming next. You're such a blessing to us all. We love so very much.

  3. Oh Goodness! How exciting! Congrats to all of you... Prepare yourself for her purty lil legs to be bruised. It's soooo bittersweet isn't it? You want to see them achieve all thier milestones, but not at the expense of "growing up"

  4. Anonymous28.2.09

    i'm so proud of her and ya'll!! we love ya'll!! eric and ashley