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Eva's Aunt
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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 6:13 PM    Post subject:
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Hi everyone!!!

My name is Kim and my niece, Eva, was recently diagnosed. She is just about 3 weeks old. I also have a 23 year old sister with DS as well. It seems like this is a wonderful forum and I hope to learn a lot.

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 6:48 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Kim how lovely, seems like Eva has some wonderful aunt/aunties, welcome to the site and congratuations on the arrival of your neice. :p

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 7:08 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Kim. Welcome to this site. You must have already had some experience with your sister, and now a new perspective with your niece. How is Eva doing? We'd love to see pictures here if you get the chance.

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 7:20 PM    Post subject:
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Well... if you insist Wink

My Lovey Lu


My DH with Lovey Lu


She is doing pretty well although not gaining as much weight as the doctors would like. She has another appointment tomorrow. She also has a small hole in her heart but the doctor is optimistic that it will heal itself. She is absolutely the love of our lives. I was honored last night when they asked DH and I to be her Godparents. I am very familiar with Down syndrome but I have to say that I feel like I am back at square one. I was only 8 when my sister was diagnosed and although I do remember going with her to her PT and other appointments, I'm really embarrassed to say that I feel like I don't know enough.

I've contacted the ARC (we were very active when my sister was younger) to get info about family support groups. I'm also a massage therapist and hope to work on her regularly to improve her muscle tone.

So, that's me in a nutshell. Thanks to everyone here... this forum seems to be such a resource of wonderful information!!!

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 7:53 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome!! Lovey Lu is adorable. She sure is lucky to have such a great Aunt and Uncle!!

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 8:00 PM    Post subject:
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She's beautiful!

I'm a doting auntie too, brought here by my nephew Chase...who is my favorite person in the world. This place has been a wonderful resource for me and 2 years later I'm still addicted.

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 8:10 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Kim

what a beautie she is

I just want to kiss those little cute cheeks of hers

Where do you come from?

I hope things are easier now than they were when your sister was born.

welcome to Downsyn

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 8:35 PM    Post subject:
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We are in Pennsylvania... I, too, hope things are easier!!!

Thanks for the wonderful welcome everyone Very Happy

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 9:16 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome - it'll be great to get your perspective as a sibling as well! Your niece is beautiful!

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 9:21 PM    Post subject:
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Hello Kim and Welcome to you and Lovey Lu!!!!!
We are the lucky ones aren't we. Lovey is to with a great aunt and uncle.
Nancy
Mom to Zach 18 and Katie(Ds)3 1/2

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PostPosted: June 19 2006, 11:49 PM    Post subject:
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Congrat and welcome. I cant wait to learn more about your family and see pics!

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PostPosted: June 20 2006, 6:56 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome!! Your niece is beautiful.

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PostPosted: June 20 2006, 8:03 AM    Post subject:
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Congratulaions on your new arrival, shes beautiful. We are from PA as well. I have Identical twin boys both with DS.

Welcome to this group, its a wonderful place and lots of information is a good thing. Keep us posted on your little gem.

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PostPosted: June 20 2006, 9:28 AM    Post subject:
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A big welcome.....Kim and Eva.

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PostPosted: June 20 2006, 11:15 AM    Post subject:
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Congratulations Kim and welcome to Downsyn! Very Happy

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PostPosted: June 21 2006, 1:32 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome and so glad you joined. My name is Bonnie and I live in RI.

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PostPosted: June 21 2006, 12:03 PM    Post subject:
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welcome!! and congrats on your neice! I am amy, mama to jayden 11, rylee 8, and mayson 4 months with DS. we are from Iowa. YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE!

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PostPosted: June 21 2006, 12:31 PM    Post subject:
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Maysonsmama wrote:

welcome!! and congrats on your neice! I am amy, mama to jayden 11, rylee 8, and mayson 4 months with DS. we are from Iowa. [red]YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE![/red]


I already do!!! Thanks for the wonderful welcome Very Happy

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PostPosted: June 22 2006, 8:23 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! Eva is beautiful!! Congratulations on your new god-daughter/neice!! I'd love to see pics of your sister too!!

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PostPosted: June 24 2006, 4:45 PM    Post subject:
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Here's a pic of all of us at Tina's 21st birthday party... she's in the center because she is always the center of attention Very Happy

And then it's my husband, myself, my other sister, her boyfriend and my brother.


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PostPosted: June 26 2006, 10:12 PM    Post subject:
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Eva is beautiful! I am the doting grandmother to Olivia, who will soon be 3 years old. I love the family photo, Tina looks like a sweetheart! I love her beautiful smile!!

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PostPosted: June 26 2006, 11:40 PM    Post subject:
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tina does look like a sweetheart and she looks like she knows how to have fun!! i would love to hear more about her too!! i have a cousin who has DS and is 42. so when mayson was born i knew some things but was still clueless to many other things as well!!

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PostPosted: June 27 2006, 1:35 PM    Post subject:
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Kim and Eva welcome! It is great to have a new aunt/sibling member on Down syn. I'm Jen mom to Brock who 11 months. Since having Brock I've made many friends with Ds who are older 20's and 30's who have really inspired me and taught me that people live very full lives with Ds. I have an aunt who was born with brain damage and she has always been a very big part of my family.
Take Care!

Hi everyone!!!

My name is Kim and my niece, Eva, was recently diagnosed. She is just about 3 weeks old. I also have a 23 year old sister with DS as well. It seems like this is a wonderful forum and I hope to learn a lot.
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