Last week we had our first meeting with early intervention. It lasted about 2 hours and consisted of a coordinator and her director coming to the house for us to complete paperwork, talk about services, and come up with goals for Gigi. These services in the state of Massachusetts are covered by health insurance and … More Early Intervention – first meeting
Geneva and I haven’t been getting out much; our only outing is these days is just to pick up her sisters from school. So being stuck inside, we spent some time taking pictures. I took some pictures in her little swaddle wrap that I love for it’s whimsical print. She wasn’t too happy with me … More Just Some Pictures
Now that she is 5 weeks old, Geneva’s skin is looking great. All she has is a little bit of peeling skin on her scalp at this point, which has been hanging there for a couple of weeks. Her skin condition, apparent in some previous pictures I posted, was no surprise to us since Carina … More What’s With Her Skin?
Yesterday Geneva turned one month old. We also happened to have an appointment with Dr. Skotko at the Down Syndrome Clinic at Mass General. Spend 30 minutes researching on line about Down syndrome and you’ll come across the name Dr. Skotko, who in my opinion, seems to be the lead expert in Down syndrome. He’s … More Meeting Dr. Skotko
During the day we play and try our best to spend time on our tummy, which is more important for Geneva than it ever was for the other girls so she can strengthen her muscles. I’m looking forward to meeting with the physical therapist in a couple of weeks to see what they think about … More Tummy Time
GiGi’s routine seems to be eat, stay awake for a couple of hours where she prefers to be held and not in her swing or bouncy seat, then sleep for a few hours and repeat. I don’t remember what I did with my other two when they were this age, but with Geneva I feel … More Settling Into a Routine
Friday after Thanksgiving Geneva started getting a little bit of nasal congestion. She seemed uncomfortable so I sprayed some saline in her nose and was able to suck out some mucus. She appeared more comfortable but that night didn’t seem to sleep well. The next day I noticed that she was uncomfortable again and the … More GiGi in the Hospital