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mom2kaia
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 11:16 AM    Post subject:
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Hi everyone! I finally decided to check this place out and join in. I have to first off say, man, there are some BEAUTIFUL kids out there! Holy smokes! I'm loving all the siggy pics. I recognize some of you from other boards, but I see ALOT of new faces.

Anyways, I'm Lacia, proud mom of Nolan (4), Kaia (2-DS) and Pierce (almost 4 mths). I live in Ontario, Canada. I had no idea Kaia had DS until the day after she was born. The doc suspected right from the time she was born, but for whatever reason chose not to mention anything until the next day. He told me his suspicions while I was by myself no less!! DH had gone home to take care of our son. I was nothing short of devastated to say the least! But now I look back and wonder what I wasted all my tears on, cuz she's awesome!!

At only barely 2 years old, this child surprises me everyday! She is doing way more than I imagined possible, thanks to all the DS myths out there. She is into anything and everything. Thankfully she has had no health issues, except she had a T&A surgery in May and also had tubes put in her ears due to fluid and some hearing loss. Her ped has recently discovered a heart murmur so we will be seeing a cardiologist in the next few months. Not sure why it appeared all of a sudden (if that's possible), or if it was just missed all this time (in which case I'll be a little upset).

Anyways, enough babbling, I'll try and attach a pic or two for you.


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kris10z
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 11:20 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome Lacia!

Oh my, is Kaia ever the pretty girl!?!??! She is gorgeous! Let us know how the cardiologist appointment goes!

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erikasmom
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 11:32 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome! You have a very pretty little girl. My little girl Erika is 2yrs old and amazes me everyday also.

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 12:14 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! You have a beautiful little girl. Looking forward to getting you know your family better Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 12:45 PM    Post subject:
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SUCH A CUTIE!!! Very Happy I'M NEW ALSO. WELCOME TO THIS FORUM, IT IS GREAT. THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION, AND SUPPORT HERE. I FIND IT COMFORTING TO VISIT WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES THAT I WILL SOON HAVE MYSELF. I HAVE JUST BEGUN A GREAT JOURNEY AND NOW IT SEEMS A LITTLE LESS SCARY TO KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE ME.
GOOD LUCK AT THE CARDIO!!! WELCOME!!!

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 12:51 PM    Post subject:
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welcome! she's beautiful

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JenBrock'sMom
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 1:01 PM    Post subject:
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Hi, I'm Jen mom to Brock who is 14 months. We live in Iowa (midwest US). I'm glad you joined us - Kaia is beautiful. Brock does not have heart problems - but our ped told us that at some point all kids have murmurs - it is just whether they are heard and that all don't cause problems or need for treatment. Good luck with Kaia's card appt.

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 1:53 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! What a beautiful little girl! Your comment about the cute kids around here is so true... I just "joined" a couple of weeks ago, and that's exactly what I was thinking when I found this site. I have a little guy, Will, who is 10 months old and has ds. Looking forward to getting to know you and your family!

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 3:23 PM    Post subject:
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hi lacia... its good seeing you on here too!!!! kaia i sooo pretty,,,well your kids are as far as that goes!! welcome!

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 6:55 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to DownSyn!!! Your girl is so beautiful!!!

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kwisteena1021
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 6:58 PM    Post subject:
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Umm, YAY! LAcia is in the house! lol ok really, it's great to have you here. Faster paced than the others but information is invaluable! Very Happy

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hannah
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 9:30 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! Lacia is adorable!

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Cameron
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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 9:38 PM    Post subject:
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Kaia is adorable! Welcome to the site. My son, Cameorn is almost 18 m. Looking forward to hearing more about your family!

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

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Location: DuBois, PA

PostPosted: September 27 2006, 10:03 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome to DownSyn and thank you for bringing yet another pretty girl here for us all to adore. She is BEAUTIFUL!! Hope to see more from you soon!

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PostPosted: September 27 2006, 10:46 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 7:21 AM    Post subject:
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Kristen, Jackandbellasmom...Kallie has a shirt that says "My moms a Rock Star" made me giggle! lol

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kazpa
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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 10:37 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome ...your daughter looks beautiful, hope to see some more pics of the rest of your family too...

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LovelyKennedy
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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 12:56 PM    Post subject:
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Hi Lacia,

I recognize you from another site, I rarely post there. Kaia is as beautiful as ever. So glad you joined us here and hope you feel at home. Where in Ontario are you??? Close to NY? I am about 30 minutes from the border. Anyway, I am here because of My Kennedy. She turned 3 this month and started school! Yikes! I have never known such amazing ove existed until I had her.
Hope to hear lots from you. And congrats on Pierce! I am sure you are busy with 3 little ones. I had 3 under 3 1/2. Life has gotten much easier since. Post more pics!

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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 1:13 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome!! kaia is beautiful

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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 1:37 PM    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome!! Looking forward to learning more about you and your family!! Kaia is a beautiful little girl!!

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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 2:43 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome, I live in Ottawa. If you are nearby, e-mail me.

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mom2kaia
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PostPosted: September 28 2006, 8:25 PM    Post subject:
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Hey guys, thanks! Kennedy's mom, I live about an hour from the Niagara Falls border.

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PostPosted: September 29 2006, 2:09 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! That is one beautiful little girl you have on your hands! Can't wait to hear more about your family! Smile

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PostPosted: October 01 2006, 5:56 AM    Post subject:
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Wow, Kaia is gorgeous. Welcome to downsyn. Glad you joined us. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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Mum to Nikki (19 Jul 89), Stefanie (3 Sep 96), Joel [18 June 98] and Talitha (DS) (18 Nov 05) AVSD/PDA repaired 23 March 06

"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:14
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PostPosted: October 01 2006, 1:02 PM    Post subject:
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omg she is adorable!! hello & welcome to the family brooke just turned 2 8-30

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PostPosted: October 01 2006, 10:21 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! Kaia is so adorable. Murmurs can come and go. Joel had a small PDA & PFO at birth and you could hear a murmur. Then the NICU staff said the murmur from the PDA went away (you can not hear PFO's). 3 weeks later my pedi heard it again. I was upset because the NICU had told me it went away.

We went for a 2nd Echo a few weeks later and the PDA had just closed on it's own. My pedi told me that murmurs can be heard when things are closing. All babies are born with open PDA's & PFO's but ideally they should close right after birth but they can stay open a long time and not be a problem.

I look forward to learning more about you & your family.

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PostPosted: October 02 2006, 4:13 PM    Post subject:
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Hey Lacia,

Glad to see you here...Welcome...!

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PostPosted: October 03 2006, 2:43 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome.

Kaia is gorgeous. We are looking forward to hearing more about you and your wonderful family.

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PostPosted: October 06 2006, 5:43 PM    Post subject:
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** A WAVES TO LACIA***

Hi there!! Glad you are here! And yes, this place IS fast paced.. I can't even keep up!!!!

Enjoy the ride!!!

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PostPosted: October 09 2006, 10:58 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! Your daughter is so beautiful!

My graddaughter, Olivia, is my reason for coming here. She is such a joy to our family! When she was born we were very lucky, because the doctor that delivered her has a nephew with DS and he told us how well he was doing.

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PostPosted: October 14 2006, 10:49 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome! I am glad you desided to join us.

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PostPosted: October 15 2006, 2:07 AM    Post subject:
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Welcome!

I really hope you enjoy your time here Smile your little girl is just divine!!

Leah xox

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Hello and welcome. My name is Geri-Lynn, my son Maxwell is nine months old. We live in Niagara Falls, Ontario. How cool is that! You will love this forum!

Geri-lynn-mommy to Maxwell 9mths

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PostPosted: October 21 2006, 10:03 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome! My daughter, Mary, will be two in Feb. Your daughter is gorgeous!! Glad you found us!!

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PostPosted: October 23 2006, 12:40 AM    Post subject:
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what a doll!!! glad you joined!

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PostPosted: October 25 2006, 3:55 PM    Post subject:
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Welcome.....and I just have to say she is so adorable!!!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your family!

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