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Cameron
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PostPosted: July 10 2006, 4:27 PM    Post subject:
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Hi – My name is Rae. My son, Cameron has Trisomy 21. He just turned 15 months, born April 8, 2005. He has a 3-year-old sister, Brooke. We live in Tennessee, but we are originally from Pennsylvania. Beth, Hannah’s mom – screen name hannah - told me about this site. We met recently and live in the same city! This board has been very helpful to me and I was just talking to my husband about the site the other night. Our conversation made me decide to introduce myself. We think that I have really “chilled out” about Cameron since I began reading.

We are so lucky – Cameron is very healthy. He was born a little early and was in intensive care for 10 days. We also spent 2 weeks at Vanderbilt for a collapsed lung and for needing oxygen. Those were hard days, and I know how lucky we are to have a healthy, happy child.

Cameron is a very pleasant, content, happy little guy. He sits when put there, rolls, and pushes up on his hands and has started getting up on his knees. He scoots backwards a little, but generally doesn’t like to move around much. He plays with toys, mostly when sitting. I can get him to clap a little and do so big. He babbles a lot, but no words that we are sure of. We sign with him, but no luck yet. My biggest struggle is that I want him to move and progress to the next stage. I know that he will do it all soon enough.

I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of all of your beautiful children and learning about them. Thank you for sharing with others.

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Brooke 4/1/03 and Cameron (ds) 4/8/05

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PostPosted: July 10 2006, 4:38 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to Downsyn!!! So glad to have you here. I think you will find it really is an amazing place. Your children are real cutie pies!

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PostPosted: July 10 2006, 4:40 PM    Post subject:
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Hey Rae...(I'm rae too!) welcome to the board...I can't wait to hear more about the adventures of Brooke and Cameron.
rae

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PostPosted: July 10 2006, 4:45 PM    Post subject:
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Hi and Welcome! I have a Cameron also, but my daughter Kennedy brought me here 2 1/2 years ago. Your kids are just gorgeous. Can't wait to hear more about your family!!!!

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PostPosted: July 10 2006, 5:06 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to the site. Beth is a sweetie and Hannah is a doll. Im glad you live near each other. I live about 2 and half hours from ya! This site is so helpful. I just love it. Your children are cutie pies. Cant wait to read all about them and Maybe we can meet up with your family and Beths soon!

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PostPosted: July 12 2006, 8:38 AM    Post subject:
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welcome Rae and family! glad to hear that Cameron is doing so well. he is quite handsome too! i love those big dark eyes. 2 Cameron's in one month (KStrickland10)- glad you decided to join in this wonderful place, aj

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PostPosted: July 14 2006, 7:50 PM    Post subject:
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Hello Rae and family, Cameron and Brooke are lovely and look forward to seeing you around, welcome to the site. Smile

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PostPosted: July 14 2006, 10:47 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome, Rae! I think Cameron is doing great! My daughter is 2 1/2 years old. I was trying to remember back, she didn't want to be on her knees! The PT and I kept working on it, she did it when she was ready and I think it was right around 15 months. At 15 months, we were doing signs with her but SHE was not doing signs yet. I think her first sign was around 17 - 18 months. Now she has about 100 signs! Aleena was more passive, like you are describing Cameron - she was content to stay in one place to play. All our kids develop differently, but it sounds to me like Cameron is doing JUST FINE!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: July 15 2006, 1:49 AM    Post subject:
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WElcome to the site. Your children are adorable. I have chilled out too since I have been posting. I think that everyone here has helped to "normalize" my feelings and situation. I have two girls: Mackenzie just turned six this week and Avery DS is 22 mos. I can't wait to hear more about your lovely family. Welcome!

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Welcome!! Your kids are gorgeous. Talitha and I just got back from spending a week in hospital as she had a chest infection. It's great to see you here. This place has made such a difference in my life - and it's all good.

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PostPosted: July 15 2006, 10:51 AM    Post subject:
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Rae,
Your children are beautiful!!

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PostPosted: July 15 2006, 11:51 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to Downsyn. You have adorable children. I too some times wish Kait would move on to next step a little faster and then when she does I want to wish it back. She is everywhere and getting herself stuck all over. No more lazing around for this girl. She is keeping me busy.

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PostPosted: July 17 2006, 11:18 AM    Post subject:
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Cameron and Brooke are adorable!
In your signature photo Brooke's whole face is lit up with her smile. Cameron is definitely a dark and handsome one.

Someone once told me that very often our kids seem to be making no progress then all of sudden they do a whole bunch of new things at once. You are right that Cameron will do it all soon enough, but sometimes we want our kids to make that next step . . . . . . .and then before you know it we wish they were little again. Laughing

Enjoy your two beautiful children.

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PostPosted: July 18 2006, 11:53 PM    Post subject:
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your children are beautiful... welcome to this wonderful place!

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