Oh yeah, I forgot last post to say.... even though Ella has grown she is still a shorty : ) She is a whooping 32 1/2 inches tall, which puts her in the 25th percentile for girls her age with Down syndrome (she doesn't even register on the "typical" growth chart) and weighs 29lbs which puts her in the 90th percentile for weight. She still wears size 18 to 24 month clothes. Poor kid. Oh and her head circumference is 49.5cm, which puts her totally off of the Down syndrome chart and in the 75th percentile for a "typical" kid!!! What can I say, big heads run in the family : ) The genetics doc we saw when Ella was 4 months old actually told us that kids with DS have smaller heads, and that it was really good that hers was large because it meant that her brain was growing normally and forcing her head to grow. While I am on the subject of her head, I know that kids with DS's softspots close later than the typical kid....but here we are 2 months away from her turning 3 and her softspot measures 1 1/2 inch wide by 1 1/2 inch long. It is DISGUSTING, I mean, I think they are all a bit repulsive but her's pulsates and is just this huge mushy place on her head. So, the question is how old was your kiddo when their softspot closed????
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
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