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A blog about our busy family with two amazing kids, one of whom happens to have Down syndrome!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Smarty Pants!!

Lauren Hope is the smartest kid ever!

No, seriously! We were talking about going to Target today and she grabbed her shoes and SAID "I want to go bye bye!" My mom and dad were over and both heard it!

What?! She also said "purple" and "baby" today. She's been repeating (or trying) everything lately. This is my favorite time of toddler-hood! She asks us what everything is lately by pointing and saying "that!"

And once we got to Target she refused to pick out a toy and insisted on a book that we already have. So I let her read the book in the cart all the way through Target and quickly got rid of it before we paid. Grandma distracted her with chips and cookies! (We are so those people.)

Never in a million years did I ever expect when we got Laurens diagnosis that she would make me so proud. She is amazing. She tries so hard and accomplishes everything she sets out to do- even if her timeline and mine don't always match up.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Three year well-visit

Lauren had her three year old checkup last week, with a new pediatrician! We had to switch doctors (and to a new health system) due to our health insurance changing. I was nervous.

It went great! The doctor is a man in his mid-fifties, and Lauren was at first unimpressed. She did end up giving him a high-five which is all that can be expected since he did listen to her heart.

And the best news? Her CBC was NORMAL!!!! Over the summer she had two separate draws that were concerning enough for hematology/oncology to be consulted. So this was such a relief!

Today at school Lauren's bff (a fellow heart warrior who has her third OHS coming up soon) gave lauren a present. Its a beautiful blanket embroidered with Lauren's name and surgery date on it. Something to be treasured for sure! Lauren loves it and is napping with it at this very moment!

We are blessed.