Okay, okay - it's a little late - it was a busy weekend :)
Our Pipsqueak is one amazing, brave little girl :)
We have started weekly ST and OT and we're doing a little Mommy and Me music and movement class at a local library. Our Pipsqueak loves music and dancing - so it is right up her alley :) We go with her little friends from next door and it is perfect for her :) I also registered her for a home-based preschool next year with a fantastic teacher, who also taught Littlest Dude when he was 3 :) I think she will be ready when fall comes and it will be great for her. This is just a typical preschool, two days a week - with only typically developing kiddos - inclusion at it's finest :) I think she will do sooooo well there :) I will also get her registered for services at the special needs preschool, as well, and possibly send her there 1 day a week. We will have to see what she can handle, anxiety wise :) But, I think she will enjoy being with other kiddos and she absolutely adores doing school-type things :) She loves all our fine motor activities and reading books and flashcards :) She is one smart and dedicated cookie - she works hard at something until she has it mastered - nothing is going to hold her back :)
Happy Hearts Day from our cute girl!!! Aren't we soooo blessed???
We can't imagine our home without this little ray of sunshine and joy!!! She adds something that we didn't even know was missing until she joined our family :) I just can't even express what a blessing Down Syndrome has been in our family - there is nothing like it. I wish everyone could understand - I always feel like if people really knew what it was like to have someone like Pipsqueak and Littlest Dude in their lives, they would never be afraid of a T21 diagnosis. The joy, the love, the appreciation for the smallest of gestures - all of the good soooo outweighs any of the harder things that come with having a child with special needs. The hardest thing about having a child with a disability really is - our society. If only we could look on every individual with the same insight that God looks on us - I think the world would be a much better place! For me and my family - our world is a much better place because this special little girl is in it!!!
Happy Belated Valentine's Day!!!