|Uncle Felix babysitting his nephew, Noah|
|Note Felix's single palm crease (Simian crease) on his hand.|
A unique trait of Down Syndrome.
They were both really happy with him, and could see the benefits from him wearing the Happy Strap for so long. It has allowed his hips to stay in good alignment and because we put the strap on him before he could sit up unaided, it meant that he never go in bad habits like 'W' sitting (with his bottom on the floor and his legs bent back with his toes pointing behind him). Our homework is to do more assisted walking and to try and get him to push something like a trolley or a cart to encourage him to walk independently. The Podiatrist wants to see him again once he's walking so we can get some good, supportive shoes for him. Being extraordinarily flexible, people with Down Syndrome really benefit from shoes that will give extra ankle support as their feet can easily roll in or out.
|Aaron was so excited that Felix fell asleep next to him|
on the couch. He thought it was really special.
As always, as soon as we got into the office, Felix lifted Nathan's ID from around his neck and put it around his own. Immediately after Felix was wearing the ID, he crawled out of the office and up the hallway. It's almost as if he needs to be wearing 'his ID' and looking official before he'll venture out of the office. It's so funny. I'm sure he thinks he's an honorary Police Officer when we're there. The funniest part is when he comes across an Officer walking down the hallway. He cranes his neck all the way up to see who this person is who is wearing the same uniform as his Daddy. Sometimes they get a smile, and sometimes a suspicious look. Guaranteed they all stop for a quick chat with him. It's a fun outing for him!