Day 25

Day 25 (Down syndrome Awareness Month): Earlier in the month, I mentioned that low muscle tone in babies with Down syndrome makes them have to work extra hard to do things like sit up, crawl, walk etc. To help her with this, L has physical therapy, or PT, once a week for one hour in our home. Her physical therapist works with L on her gross motor skills to help her reach new physical milestones, and shows me things I can do during the week to help counteract the effect that low muscle tone has on her physical abilities. All of this is done in the form of play, so L usually has fun with it. If she starts to get fussy, we move on to a new exercise. If she's had enough, she lets us know, and we call it a day! Here's a pic of L during physical therapy this morning.