Abby · Down syndrome

The Abby Update



These are some of the pictures I stole off of Marie Photographie’s page. The link is to the RIGHT. Aren’t they PERFECTION?!

So everyone keeps asking about Abby. It’s quite boring as I usually just want to talk about myself. So, whatever, I’ll update you.

She’s doing FANTASTIC. She’s a good little baby. You can tell she just has a happy spirit because she smiles so much while she’s sleeping. She’s tiny. I doubt she’s put on more than a pound since we brought her home as she is still very comfortable in all of her newborn clothes. She’s going to stay small, or so I’ve read. That excites me. My boys went from preemie clothing to wearing their dad’s clothing in like a week. She’s eating like a champ (she’s a Magnusson) and sleeps really well at night. She really is a dream baby.

We found out that therapy for her will start MUCH sooner then we expected. Like right now. They want to work on her muscle tone and in a few months will start speech therapy. We’re going through Holly Ridge Center- which is who helped Casey the first couple of years after his diagnosis. For the first year they send the therapists right to our house- which will be nice. I think. It probably means I’ll have to clean. I hate cleaning.

Abby has teeny tiny airways, which could in the future present a problem. Right now it’s all we can do just to get her to breathe without sounding like a pug. But if this is the most serious medical problem we have with her, we’ll count ourselves SO blessed. We know how rare it is to have a child with Down syndrome be so healthy.

So that’s the latest. Heather James threw an amazing shower for her and as soon as I can steal the pictures from Kylie, I’ll blog about that, too. I’ve had SO much fun finding a stroller and dressing her up in her clothes. I can’t wait to share…

5 thoughts on “The Abby Update

  1. It must be a really long time since I have seen you! Your hair is long! I do love that little girl of yours though she looks so sweet!Also how do you do your vinyl stuff? I have been wanting to sell it myself but I'm not sure how to do it.You will have to come back to my blog in about a week so I have a chance to update but oh how life has changed for the Lukes!

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