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cathymomof2
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PostPosted: June 02 2006, 3:11 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Everone,

I posted in the questions section but thought I should introduce myself here. I am Cathy. We are in Ohio. I have a 4 yo son, Ethan and a daughter- Lauren- who will be 2 on Monday who has translocation DS. We didn't know until after she was born. The doctor told us that they suspected it because of certain characteristics that she has. We got the final karyotype the day we left the hospital.

Lauren has been healthy as a horse, thankfully! She has no health issues thus far. She wouldn't nurse so we ended up bottle feeding her. I pumped and gave her breast milk in a bottle for a year. She is doing great so far. She started walking in March and is zipping all over the house now. I think having a big brother to keep up with has helped her. She is doing great with learning signs and has a few words that she says (hi, bye, mama, dada and cheese).

Both our kids are the light of our lives!

Anyway, when I can figure out how to post a picture, I will. Here's the link to our blog:

http://ethanandlauren.blogspot.com/

Cathy
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PostPosted: June 02 2006, 11:33 PM    Post subject:
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Hello Cathy and family - welcome to Down syn. Your blog is great and your kids are adorable. I live in Des Moines Iowa and am mom to Brock. Brock is our first and we found out at birth - big surprise. He is 10 months and doing fabulously. Your daughter sounds like she is a go getter. I look forward to learning more about your family.

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PostPosted: June 03 2006, 1:12 AM    Post subject:
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Hello! Sounds like Lauren is doing great! Your family is beautiful!

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PostPosted: June 03 2006, 10:13 AM    Post subject:
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Hi. I put a welcome message on another post but welcome again. Your kids are very cute. I am in awe that you were able to pump breastmilk for a year. I have just had to give up pumping for Talitha as my milk supply has dropped to zero. She is tolerating formula but did much better on breastmilk.

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PostPosted: June 03 2006, 11:44 AM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the site. I am Tracy, mom to Natalie-3DS, Tyler-1, and expecting # 3 in Late December, early January. We also didn't find out until Natalie was 3 days old. Lauren is a doll! Thanks for introducing yourself. Hope to hear more about you and your beautiful family soon.

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PostPosted: June 04 2006, 1:03 PM    Post subject:
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welcome to Downsyn Cathy

you have great kids there and Lauren is so beautiful

If you have a look in the photos forum there is a post there that tell you how to put pics on here

I'm sure you will find it easy if you do a blog

look forward to seeing pics real soon on here

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PostPosted: June 04 2006, 8:16 PM    Post subject:
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Hey there Cathy!!! I posted in one of your other threads but wanted to say HELLO! Was wondering when you'd start posting since you told me you joined Wink Glad you are here!

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PostPosted: June 05 2006, 3:43 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and a big WELCOME!! You will just love this site.

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PostPosted: June 05 2006, 7:00 PM    Post subject:
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welcome! this is Alicia mom to Elias who's 15 months

your family is beautiful, and your Lauren is soooo cute!!!

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PostPosted: June 07 2006, 8:14 AM    Post subject:
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From one buckeye to another I extend a hardy welcome!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: June 07 2006, 1:47 PM    Post subject:
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welcome Cathy and family! you've found a great and supportive site. look forward to hearing more about Lauren, aj

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PostPosted: June 08 2006, 4:20 PM    Post subject:
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Hi there

My son also has Translocation DS. He is 5 now.

The book "Choosing Naia" is also about a little girl with Translocation DS.

Welcome to the board.


Astrid

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PostPosted: June 08 2006, 4:27 PM    Post subject:
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Hi and welcome Smile

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PostPosted: June 11 2006, 8:16 AM    Post subject:
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WELCOME ABOARD! its wonderful to see a family who enjoy the children so much. We too think our kids are the centre of our lives.

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PostPosted: June 11 2006, 11:41 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! My daughter is Payton...5 months old. She also has translocation DS. Nice to have you around! I'm sure you have already found out that you'll love it here!

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PostPosted: June 27 2006, 2:16 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Cathy and family, I like your Blog, it looks like Lauren enjoyed her Birthday cake, your kids are so cute. Look forward to hearing more about you all, welcome to the forum. Smile

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PostPosted: June 28 2006, 3:02 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Cathy and Lauren! We just met at our local DSACO meeting on Monday night and I wanted to say that Lauren is a beautiful little girl. I wish we had more time that night to talk.

Welcome to the boards. Hopfully we will see you around the area more!

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Hello and welcome! I have an almost 2 year old daughter, Darah and a baby boy on the way. This is a great group!!

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PostPosted: June 29 2006, 12:09 AM    Post subject:
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welcome. your kids are adorable!! cant wait to see more of them!!

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