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  Topic: I was told to join!
IMRDY

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: October 17 2006, 4:36 PM   Subject: I was told to join!
Welcome to the family! We also did not know that Natalie had ds until she was born. I am finding that to be very common. I can't wait to see some pictures of him. (and your other sons of course) ...
  Topic: teething and sitting
IMRDY

Replies: 5
Views: 80

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 17 2006, 8:42 AM   Subject: teething and sitting
I have heard that teeth don't start coming in until more like 12-16 mos. Don't quote me on that. haha

Sitting unsupported is another one that seems to be very different from baby to baby. I am a ...
  Topic: One year check up
IMRDY

Replies: 11
Views: 145

PostForum: General   Posted: October 16 2006, 10:58 PM   Subject: One year check up
Yeah! I LOVE to hear about good reports and appts. Way to go Larkin!
  Topic: Putting Baby to Sleep
IMRDY

Replies: 8
Views: 122

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 16 2006, 9:08 PM   Subject: Putting Baby to Sleep
We still use one of those sleep positioners that has the wedges on either side of baby. We also bought a crib width wedge for under her head to keep fluid out of her ears and help with reflux. We as ...
  Topic: Cosmetic Eye Surgery
IMRDY

Replies: 48
Views: 884

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 16 2006, 3:25 PM   Subject: Cosmetic Eye Surgery
X-post.
  Topic: did you want another baby after your ds baby?
IMRDY

Replies: 25
Views: 553

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 16 2006, 9:40 AM   Subject: did you want another baby after your ds baby?
OMG! We were ready for #2 while we were holding her in the NICU! How insane is that? It is taking every ounce of willpower not to be trying yet. hahaha What Natalie did do for us is solidify that ...
  Topic: Unaware of having DS? True or False.
IMRDY

Replies: 4
Views: 158

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 16 2006, 9:37 AM   Subject: Unaware of having DS? True or False.
I wonder if they could be referring to being a carrier of translocational ds. Natalie has tran. and we are currently waiting for the tests to come back to see if we are carriers. If one of us is we ...
  Topic: Cosmetic Eye Surgery
IMRDY

Replies: 48
Views: 884

PostForum: Questions   Posted: October 16 2006, 9:11 AM   Subject: Cosmetic Eye Surgery
I want to start by saying that I know where your thinking is coming from. I think as a parent you don't want to see your child get "picked" on and would do anything to avoid that hurt. You ...
  Topic: Avery update...two year eval
IMRDY

Replies: 11
Views: 233

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 11 2006, 8:49 AM   Subject: Avery update...two year eval
That is so awesome! I love to hear these stories since we are not there yet. How encouraging!!!! Tell Avery that we are all so proud of her. What a big girl!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: update on Lily
IMRDY

Replies: 11
Views: 210

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 05 2006, 10:20 PM   Subject: update on Lily
It sounds like she is doing great! Tell your sister to enjoy the ups and not to worry (too much Wink ) unless it is needed. Lily sounds like a fighter! I LOVE the smile. Natalie's still melts m ...
  Topic: Kennedy's Been Holding Out on Us!
IMRDY

Replies: 15
Views: 303

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 05 2006, 10:16 PM   Subject: Kennedy's Been Holding Out on Us!
That's AWESOME! WTG Kennedy! Don't you hate how kids "perform" for others? hahaha I used to see it all the time as a teacher. The parents would always say "He/she won't do that for ...
  Topic: Pulling to stand
IMRDY

Replies: 9
Views: 150

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 05 2006, 12:29 PM   Subject: Pulling to stand
WOW! That is so awesome! What a strong boy!!! YEAH!!!
  Topic: Look at Natalie's new trick
IMRDY

Replies: 5
Views: 127

PostForum: Brags   Posted: October 04 2006, 3:57 PM   Subject: Look at Natalie's new trick
Natalie just started to balance like this a few days ago. She will do this for up to 30 seconds or so then tips. This morning she started to tip and caught her balance and stayed up. Cliff and I we ...
  Topic: I am just curious...
IMRDY

Replies: 62
Views: 1450

PostForum: General   Posted: October 03 2006, 7:31 PM   Subject: I am just curious...
We had the triple screen and it came back negative. We had a level 2 u/s at 19 weeks and no one even mentioned anything about ds. We assumed all was good since everything was clear so we didn't have ...
  Topic: Possible back to the OR....
IMRDY

Replies: 25
Views: 414

PostForum: General   Posted: October 03 2006, 3:47 PM   Subject: Possible back to the OR....
Bad strider..BAD! Courtney I am so sorry that you all have to deal with this. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for Koby. He is a tough little man!!!
  Topic: We too met an "angel".
IMRDY

Replies: 9
Views: 257

PostForum: General   Posted: October 03 2006, 9:33 AM   Subject: We too met an "angel".
That is so sweet! Alex looks so handsome in that suit. Very Happy
  Topic: Pull-to-Sit Suggestions...
IMRDY

Replies: 11
Views: 280

PostForum: General   Posted: October 03 2006, 9:30 AM   Subject: Pull-to-Sit Suggestions...
Are you referring to pulling him from his back up to a sitting position while holding his hands? If so my PT had us doing it by Natalie's shoulders so we wouldn't always be pulling on her joints. It ...
  Topic: Elmo funeral
IMRDY

Replies: 22
Views: 667

PostForum: General   Posted: October 01 2006, 6:03 PM   Subject: Elmo funeral
This is the saddest and funniest thing I have read in a long time. Laughing I am so glad that Koby got at least one of his elmo's. Larkin and Ciarra are sweethearts! (so are their mommies) Crispy Elmo ...
  Topic: Koby's Update Again from Sat!
IMRDY

Replies: 45
Views: 806

PostForum: General   Posted: October 01 2006, 5:51 PM   Subject: Koby's Update Again from Sat!
Yeah Koby! I am so relieved to hear that everything has gone so well!!! Great job little man!
  Topic: DS Book Club
IMRDY

Replies: 20
Views: 445

PostForum: General   Posted: September 26 2006, 9:20 PM   Subject: DS Book Club
I would be interested! What a great idea. Very Happy
  Topic: Aspirating
IMRDY

Replies: 8
Views: 265

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 25 2006, 9:59 AM   Subject: Aspirating
I have been wondering this same thing since we started solids. Natalie used to soak a bib or towel sometimes too and it was very frustrating. Some of it could be that it takes a lot more work and en ...
  Topic: new videos of Natalie
IMRDY

Replies: 1
Views: 91

PostForum: General   Posted: September 19 2006, 5:19 PM   Subject: new videos of Natalie
They are on her web page. There is one of her making her new noise (gurgling) and one of her in her jumper. Feel free to have a look. Very Happy
  Topic: WORD GAME!
IMRDY

Replies: 662
Views: 18452

PostForum: Shoot the Breeze   Posted: September 18 2006, 7:47 PM   Subject: WORD GAME!
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  Topic: Lurkers finally out of the background
IMRDY

Replies: 17
Views: 484

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: September 18 2006, 4:07 PM   Subject: Lurkers finally out of the background
Hi mom! Hahaha that is funny! I am glad that you finally started posting so everyone can get to know you guys too. Now we can gang up and bombard the boards with pictures of Natalie. hahahaha
  Topic: Need help / sitting in bumboo?
IMRDY

Replies: 13
Views: 430

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 18 2006, 3:20 PM   Subject: Need help / sitting in bumboo?
Here is the pic of her in her bumbo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/lori167/Natalie%205%20months/IMG_1412.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/lori167/Natalie%205%20months/IMG_1415.j ...
  Topic: Size wise
IMRDY

Replies: 30
Views: 923

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 17 2006, 10:37 PM   Subject: Size wise
Natalie is taller than I expected. Keep in mind that she is only 5 months so I am sure this will all catch up. I am short and dh is tall. Right now she is in the 77th percentile for height and 75th ...
  Topic: Need help / sitting in bumboo?
IMRDY

Replies: 13
Views: 430

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 17 2006, 10:26 PM   Subject: Need help / sitting in bumboo?
Natalie really seems to like the bumbo so we put her in it and put a toy bar (the same one they lay under) in front of her. ( like Jen said she did for Brock). She grabs the toys and puts them in her ...
  Topic: Hip huggers
IMRDY

Replies: 2
Views: 172

PostForum: General   Posted: September 17 2006, 10:15 PM   Subject: Hip huggers
I wanted to share this with all of you. Andrea Roberts (founder of Reece's rainbow) sent me an e-mail today with a link to these hip huggers. I just wanted to share it with all of you. Very Happy

h ...
  Topic: Two worlds
IMRDY

Replies: 16
Views: 579

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 17 2006, 8:03 PM   Subject: Two worlds
I know EXACTLY how you feel and that was a great way of putting it. People look at me with pity when I tell them Natalie has ds even though nice things come out of their mouths. Their eyes are sayin ...
  Topic: Bottles and Formula....
IMRDY

Replies: 12
Views: 367

PostForum: Questions   Posted: September 13 2006, 8:23 AM   Subject: Bottles and Formula....
We have only used Dr. Brown's bottles. I started her on the preemie nipple then as she would make that weird sound (smacking that you are talking about?) more or it took her longer than 35-40 minute ...
  Topic: Preggers Again
IMRDY

Replies: 38
Views: 921

PostForum: General   Posted: September 12 2006, 9:55 AM   Subject: Preggers Again
Yeah!!! I think that is wonderful news. I can understand the emotions but it will be so neat to have them close in age. My niece and nephew are a year apart (almost to the day) and they are like be ...
  Topic: A brag with a pic
IMRDY

Replies: 23
Views: 789

PostForum: Brags   Posted: September 11 2006, 10:52 PM   Subject: A brag with a pic
Thanks everyone! It is so nice to have a place to brag where others understand. She is also now able to sit in the bumbo for awhile without me right there to catch her head. Wink We are so prou ...
  Topic: A few brags about Max
IMRDY

Replies: 7
Views: 246

PostForum: Brags   Posted: September 07 2006, 10:41 PM   Subject: A few brags about Max
That is so awesome! You go Max! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: A brag with a pic
IMRDY

Replies: 23
Views: 789

PostForum: Brags   Posted: September 07 2006, 10:26 PM   Subject: A brag with a pic
I just had to brag about how great Natalie is doing holding her head steady. (hardly any wobbles anymore) Very Happy I have been working a lot with her on her tummy or sitting on my lap and a pt at her eval ...
  Topic: The "apology"
IMRDY

Replies: 10
Views: 374

PostForum: General   Posted: August 31 2006, 5:10 PM   Subject: The "apology"
I think that you did a great job. It scares me that Natalie could be listening to the radio one day and something like that comes on. It brings tears just thinking of it. I am so glad that you are ...
  Topic: hehehehe do ya think...NEW PICS
IMRDY

Replies: 27
Views: 788

PostForum: General   Posted: August 31 2006, 5:06 PM   Subject: hehehehe do ya think...NEW PICS
She is so beautiful! I absolutely loved the montage. The song was perfect and the whole thing made me tear up. Wink Tell that little girl that she gives so much hope and excitement to a new momm ...
  Topic: thickening formula
IMRDY

Replies: 9
Views: 333

PostForum: Questions   Posted: August 29 2006, 6:28 PM   Subject: thickening formula
Natalie is 4.5 months old but we just started doing the same thing. We use 1 Tbs per 2oz of formula and use a level 3 nipple. The Y cut is WAY too big. Just try going up a size or two and see how t ...
  Topic: just spoke with Renee
IMRDY

Replies: 17
Views: 650

PostForum: General   Posted: August 28 2006, 11:26 AM   Subject: just spoke with Renee
I can't wait to hear that Kennedy is home and settled. Tell Renee that it doesn't matter what everyone thinks. What would she rather have? Happy docs or a happy little girl? For every person there ...
  Topic: a video of Ciarra
IMRDY

Replies: 23
Views: 690

PostForum: General   Posted: August 28 2006, 11:23 AM   Subject: a video of Ciarra
That was awesome! She speaks very well. Very Happy I loved listening to her just chit chat away. I about melted when she said mama. I can't wait to hear Natalie read and talk. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Thanks for shar ...
  Topic: Tracy-spotting continues...
IMRDY

Replies: 12
Views: 386

PostForum: General   Posted: August 28 2006, 11:11 AM   Subject: Tracy-spotting continues...
I am crossing my fingers for you! Please check in as soon as you know something. I am sure everything is just fine!!!
 
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