Monday, October 8, 2012

typical days


This is a collection of pictures that best represent Maddie...what I love about them is they are not posed or thought out...just real life, typical, normal Maddie...and what they do is show others that designer genes...are just that designer...it does not mean life is any more crazy...when the doctor asked me to terminate or kill Maddie as she was kicking my tummy...I remember thinking this will never be...none of this will happen...I think i thought Maddie would just sit and look Down syndrome...I don't think in those early days I thought Maddie would do much of anything...let alone who she is today...there is no high functioning or low functioning with designer genes...there is just extra chromosomes...that is a stereo type that needs to be shut down...if that is the case then Max and Maddie are both very high functioning kiddos...Maddie walks, communicates, gets in trouble, climbs, falls asleep in the car, goes to school, has friends, plays with barbies and dolls, and she will grow up and be an adult and she will talk like an adult and act like an adult...she is NOT a eternal child...
HAPpY DOwN SYNdROMe MOntH!

13 comments:

  1. Priceless Photos! Your Maddie is just beautiful!

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  2. So, so, so sweet. And that eternal child crap - I hate it. People need to treat people with Ds like *people.* Drives me up a tree when someone is talking uber-slow and baby-like to Samantha. I don't call them out on it, though, as I know they mean well, but one day I hope they learn.

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  3. Love all those pictures...loved this post!!!!!!! I could not agree with you more on the functioning level thing. Yes, they will grow up to be adults just like all of us. My favorite picture is at the fire station. I love the look on her adorable little face...:)

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  4. Just stopping by with some T21 love from DownUnder xx

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  5. What a cutie pie!!!! Laughed at her on top of the counter digging in the cupboard;)

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  6. Man she is so sper adorable!

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  7. She is darling! Love the one of her in the fireman's hat!

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  8. The kitchen counter picture is my favorite, I think I have a picture of each of my daughters at that age doing the very same thing! I loved this post...This post really showed a day in the life of Madds...And boy does it look like she keeps you busy! lol

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  9. Good golly miss Maddie, climbing on the counters like that makes me nervous...you and Sutter together would surely add a few 100 grey hairs to my head! She is beyond words cute and the expression on her face in the one with the pen all over her is priceless!!!

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  10. Great photos, especially the one in the fireman's hat!

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  11. I adore the pic of her standing on the counter looking in the cupboard. I could stare at it all day! Kids Maddie's age perplex me. How can a human being that small take on the world? They can climb without fear, run without exhaustion, love without reservation, and basically live life without the box. I wanna be more like Maddie. XOXO

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  12. Seriously, I love these pictures!! They are awesome and real life. Nothing different, just a kid being a kid. :)

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