SIXTEEN months have came & went. SIXTEEN months of chaos & confusion. SIXTEEN months of love and snuggles.
A lot of these gift ideas help with fine motor skills like the pincher grasp or intentional release, imaginative play, recognizing shapes and colors, and practicing gross motor skills with bigger movements. Or they're just plain adorable & I couldn't pass them up!
When making meals for Kara, I try to incorporate different textures, colors and tastes. Adding these things helps to wake up the sensory system and encourages Kara to stuff her face like she does so very often 🙂 I also like to make enough so I'm able to sit down and enjoy it with her. Mealtime isn't just for eating, it also builds social skills!
This entire month I was wondering where my sweet baby went. Where were the smiles? The giggles? Not even a smirk? Nothing? Okay...
I am not one of those girls who dreamed of being a mom. The thought terrified me, confused me, and frankly, it grossed me out a bit. I knew that I would have kids someday. I knew that I would want them someday (probably). I figured that I would deal with it when the time came.
In honor of my Baby Lemonade, for the month of October I decided to open this blog up to questions & post the answers each week, vowing that I wouldn't be offended no matter how ignorant or rude you thought you were being.
If you search #DownSyndromeAwareness on any social media platform you will find oodles of great information that shows what its like to HAVE someone, KNOW someone, BE someone with DS. I'd like to do my part in honor of my daughter - so for the month of October I am taking your questions. ALL of them. The good & the bad.