Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A minute in the life of parenting a child with Down syndrome

What is it like to have a 20 month old with Down syndrome?

Well, it's like this:

pants discarded in one corner of the room, glasses hidden under the couch...pitching a fake tantrum...flinging off the couch...working on the syllable of the week and reluctantly showing understanding

(for the record, it also shows you life with two babies. lol. Carter was fed, burped and changed...just didn't like to be left out of the action.)

this is my Chubbs in all of her glory

once again I say to you- more alike than different.

-I caught Addison in that last fling so she did not land headfirst on the floor (she never flings like this...always dismounts properly...go figure...she just really wanted my camera)
-Carter is already competing for that center stage that Addison loves so dearly
-I worked all day to get a video of her dance moves, but every time I try she stops dancing....I will keep trying.


  1. Haha, I love Chubbs...And it sounds like Carter is really going to make sure she doesn't over shadow him!!!

  2. Grandma & Grandpa SanfordOctober 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    We are so excited to be able to love on Addison and Carter in just a few days!!! It will be wonderful seeing you and Aaron, too!! Love you all!

  3. hee hee so typical...both of them! I recognize that "hey mom you're ignoring me" newborn cry in the background :)

  4. Oh Chubbs, you are such a trip! I am loving this Addison video--her personality is just fabulous!

  5. ahahahahhahaha....loved this video!! :)

  6. Oh man that is quite a video! My favorite part is the fake tantrum, where she can't decide whether she's crying or laughing. And the dive at the end...what a dramatic finish. But seriously what a cutie pie!

  7. Watched it twice. SOOOO funny! What a little stinker. OK, what always AMAZES me are her leg moves. Seriously. That child is an acrobat waiting to happen. She can do the COOLEST things with her legs, completely effortless. Like 100% splits! How in the world!?


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