We were asked yesterday to show some of the excercises we used to get Connor to where he is now. We aim to please so here we are!!!
Its important to point out I am not a physio, but Connor has attended physio almost every week for the last 12 months so we are very informed and practiced. Connor wouldn't sit for a long time. He'd just flop over or get angry at us. This is all down to his low muscle tone. As you can see from his pics now, he sits just fine. When he was smaller we did the exercise in the picture with him. You sit on the floor with your legs crossed and place baby in the sitting position facing away from you. You will have to hold baby to start as if they are like Connor they will flop. We did this with him for as long as he would tolerate at a time a few times a day and this will help to build his core muscles and also help with head control. He doesnt like to do it now as he can do it himself so getting a pic was hard work!
I'm late with this post but wouldn't miss a chance to express the love and gratitude I have for this little girl. March 21st was #worlddownsyndromeday. I cannot imagine life without her. I have shared my story before and sometimes, someone will message me privately and ask if I had known that she was going to have Down syndrome if we would've continued the pregnancy and they're shocked when I tell them that I did know at 15 weeks through amniocentesis that she was going to be special with trisomy 21. I knew then that I wanted her more than anything. At that time, I wasn't strong in my faith but wanting something so bad and feeling so helpless brought me back to God. I never really thought about the controversial topic of abortion but when your unborn baby is diagnosed with something like trisomy 21, most doctors will push for abortion and that day, I found myself having strength and voice I never knew I had. Before Lourdes I thought it was always a woman's choice but that day at the doctors office, a profound epiphany realization happened- I am pro life. I support life from conception to natural death. I will fight the controversy that one persons life is not worthy just because they are not perfect or normal or not what we thought we wanted. Just because there is testing and we can see imperfection early on, why should it be our decision to determine whether or not someone deserves life? What is perfect and what is normal anyway? Yes, Lourdes have challenges and yes, we are tired parents and there are days when we don't feel like we have an ounce of patience left in us. But the decision that someone should be born is not ours, it is God's and we are only here to live our purpose. I have no doubt that little girl is my divine purpose. I say all the time that I must have done some really wonderful things in my life for God to bless me with this beautiful soul. I am not only her mother, but I am also her voice and her biggest fan. I love you Lourdes Lynn Housewright You inspire me every day and because of you I do my best daily to inspire others. #downsyndromeawareness#t21#lourdesworld#downsyndromeisbeautiful
Goooood moooorning the Gram! Do you all follow @clemmie_telford? I imagine you do, her lists always make great reading but last night I read the most amazing piece of writing by @vickywooandaudreyboo 'My Daughter Audrey and Down Syndrome.' I would urge everybody to read it, it's beautiful, thought provoking and you totally fall head over heals with the star of the show! I read it to Steve while he was cooking the curry and it sparked a conversation about our kids and how we can teach them not to see differences in the people they meet but rather to recognise the gifts that make that person unique and add a bit more joy to this life. Something we shouldn't shy away from. Go and have a butchers! Xx
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Rambang mata dia. Semua dia nak. Anything for you sayang. Asalkan i can see your sweet smile forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #downsyndromeawareness#downsyndrome#wwe