|Doing some drawing|
In our day to day life, it's easy to forget that Felix has Down Syndrome. He is developing at a great pace, he is learning new things all the time and he fits in so perfectly with the rest of our family. It's only when I see him with other children that I'm reminded of his extra chromosome. Other kids his age are literally running and jumping and talking in sentences. When I lift Felix out of his car seat or out of bed, his head drops back just like a brand new baby's would. However, when I pick Noah up, I can feel how strong he is and how his body works with me, rather than against me when I lift him.
|Helping each other build a block tower|
Next week we have another trip down to the city for hospital appointments. Felix doesn't have them as often as some children, with Down Syndrome, but they seem to come around so quickly. He has to have his post operative appointment with the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, since having his grommets put in a month and a half ago. Our GP seems to think the grommet in his right ear has already fallen out, as he has had an infection in it since the surgery, and he wasn't able to see the grommet. I guess we will find out at his appointment. Felix also has to see the Opthalmologist to see if his eye probe worked, and to hear the results of the study of his Optic Nerve during surgery. We already know that he is slightly near sighted, so it will be interesting to see if he needs glasses now or if we can hold off getting them for a bit longer. When Felix gets glasses, we will have 8 out of 8 kids who wear glasses for either near/far sightedness. How's that for bad odds!!