ds fact for today: ds has several physical characteristics that can include low muscle tone, flatter nasal bridge than usual, a bit of a slant &/or extra folds of skin at the corners of the eyes, smaller, low-set ears, and a large gap between the big toe and the other toes. This is not a comprehensive list, nor does a baby have to have all of these features. Also there is no correlation between physical features and mental comprehension. Since there is pretty much always some degree of mental retardation (which only means the person probably has some delay in learning skills), this is important to remember. Jack seems to be a bit better with gross motor skills and behind a bit more in speech. He's walking everywhere (still having a problem with shoes) and going up and down stairs. But he won't mimic sounds, or say words, or even use signs. Stinker. We know what he's thinking most of the time so we're being patient. He comprehends, just won't prove it! He cracks us up every day. Today, he waited 'til I was looking and tried to throw his sippy cup in the trash; then he LAUGHED!
Pic from last year? Okay,