Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Picking out my pumpkin

The ducks at the petting zoo were my favorite

I fed the animals

Kinman Farm's Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, October 20, 2011

some of Gabe's favorite things to play with


Such a great rainy, lazy day today with my buddy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Less than 6 weeks left!

I'm very excited about pink and purple. Gabe's new room is below. It's plain, but we'll paint the walls and give it a theme once he is in a big boy bed.
My c-section (repeat section) is scheduled the day before Thanksgiving....if I make it that long. Everything is coming along nicely and I'm beginning to feel as if we are as ready as we can be. I would still like to go through some closets and get rid of some clutter, but the major nesting duties are taken care of.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Look Mom...I'm a fish!

Gabe loves swim class! He splashes and kicks his feet. He floats on his back and glides through the water on his belly. He even likes to jump in and (briefly) put his head under. The only thing he won't do....blow bubbles.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Many mothers of children with Down Syndrome who Blog, post everyday in October to help raise awareness regarding Trisomy 21 (aka Down Syndrome). I know it would be unrealistic with me being very pregnant and working 32 hours/week to post every single day, but I do promise to post more. This month I will post some info on Down Syndrome, Gabe's therapy, and all the things in life Gabe loves.
Gabe does have significant delays with his motor skills. He is very stubborn when it comes to movement. This is somewhat related to his hospitilization as an infant and lack of tummy time, his heart surgery, and most of all, his lower muscle tone. He has made great strides this summer though. We are currently focusing on getting his ab muscles stronger to help with the upright balancing that is required with standing and walking. Gabe is definitely a two year old and cannot know he is working, or else he will refuse to cooperate. Our physical therapist, Justin, and myself have the challenging task of strengthening Gabe's abs and getting him moving without realizing the effort he is putting forth. We have been able to do this in a couple of ways...check out the pics.