Wednesday, October 17, 2012

31 for 21: Normal (17)

Long before Kailey was born, things started to become pretty "normal" for us as a family.  We started thinking less about Down Syndrome as we realized that we really were just a typical family.  However, this became even more evident when Kailey was born because there were so many issues that we faced just BECAUSE we had an infant and a toddler in the house.  


Kailey is so different than Colin in many ways.  For as calm and relaxed as Colin always was as a baby, Kailey has not been.  Can I just say drama?!  Kailey is the throw yourself on the floor and see if anyone is looking but then if no one is looking get right back up kind of girl.  She loves her shoes (Chris, I think you are in BIG trouble), loves carrying anything around hooked on her arm like a purse, and is really starting to become more interested in dolls and stuffed animals as "babies".  


In every sense of the word, she IS a girl, but, also loves to run around and play games and throw a ball like the rest of them.  Her language is emerging and really taking off which is so new to us. It has been interesting just because we have never experienced a skill explosion quite like this before.  


She is sassy and silly and gives the best hugs and kisses.  She can already count to 10 unprompted and I won't be surprised if the letters aren't far behind.  I guess all of that focus we have put on those things in our house have been picked up by a curious little girl...


We may have some extra chromosomes here in addition to a "typical" child, but we really are just like any other "normal" (ha!) family out there...

2 comments:

Nana said...

So very cute!

Jenny said...

She's such a little cutie! I love that she has a spunky little attitude too :)