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Always in the fast lane! #wearewill #t21 #morealikethandifferent
That smirk is full of rotten silly sass 🥰 as he tries to blind you with his sweet face while doing the exact thing you asked him not to 🤣
Throwin’ it back to those days when this little bunny could fit in the Easter basket. 🐰 #tbt #downsyndromebaby #nothingdownaboutit #wheredoesthetimego
I can't say it enough. This girl is magical. 💛 Happy Easter!
My two babies. 💕 . . . #agirlandherdog #babysbestfriend
Cardiology follow up went well today-- down to once yearly check ups now! You can barely even see his scar and it hasnt even been a year since open heart surgery! Henry is my hero. 🤗💕 #zipperclub #heartwarrior
i get to come home to this every night. This kid is too much fun!! If this doesn’t bring a smile 😊 to your face nothing will. 🎶 🎵 🎼 👏 👏👏 #happyandyouknowit #singandsign #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #behappy #dancemachine
Spring Days are for sidewalk chalk drawings. This is such a special picture; it showcases Harrison in the FRONT yard actually sitting and happily drawing with chalk. Our front yard has no fence and, if you’ve happened to see a few of my insta stories, you know that even a fence with a lock and tie around it can’t hold Harrison from running off. . . It can be stressful even going to playgrounds because, more than likely, Harrison will take off. That means I have to blindly leave the other two kids with a mom I’ve never met before while I chase Harrison and bring him back to the slides. It means I have to say “no” to many play dates when I know Harrison is having a “run away, run awayyy” day. It means his brothers have to be okay with leaving someplace they were having a blast at earlier than we all anticipated to show Harrison that it is NOT ok to run off. . . . . So that brings me to this sweet picture that shows Harrison with his brothers drawing chalk on the sidewalk just like any other kid. Everyone’s clothes may now have chalk scribbled on them but I’ll take it. I’ll take ALL the chalk on my white shorts to see all these boys playing joyfully together (and not all the way down the road 😜). . . . . . . . . #downsyndromelove #nothingdownaboutit #sweetboys #theluckyfew #threeboys #escapeartist #sidewalkchalk #loveyourkids #countyourblessings #morealikethandifferent #homiewithanextrachromie #t21 #t21rocks
😷💙😷💙😷💙😷 Dear IG Friends, Clara has been a little MIA lately. Not for good reason either. She is on day 24 of being inpatient- first at our beloved @sanfordhealth Childrens, and now at @mayoclinic Hospital in Rochester, MN ... she's had some scary days... and a whole lot of WAIT AND SEE days... and as if roday, no end in sight. Please join us on FB for all the details... and we will do our best to update both spots more timely going forward. For now... enjoy this stir-crazy super-human :) Feelin Cute, Lana & Clara Violet #day24 #feelingcute #tinyfighter #claraviolet #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromeawareness #t21 #trisomy21 #upsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #pintsizedpowercouple #chromiehomies #bonuschromiehomies #t21blessed #2018Ambassadors
The Gutierrez family is a perfect example why I strive to take family photos where YOUR family is comfortable. The weather and life circumstances delayed my session with the Gutierrez family for a long time, and we ultimately decided to do it in their home! The session went great and afterwards mom thanked me and said how excited their extended family was to receive photos of the three of them together as it had been years since that was able to happen. Book with me today and I will work with your family to capture memories that represent your family just the way that they are! . . . . . . . . . . . #sanantoniophotography #sanantonio #sanantoniophotographer #familyphotographer #family #familyphoto #photographywebsite #specialneeds #specialneedsphotography #specialneedsphotographer #morealikethandifferent #photography #photographer
Soakin’ in all the smooches. This guys leaves in a week and I have to go 6 weeks without seeing him 😭 I love him.
Still can't believe she is ONE🎉 Everyday Lily progresses more and more in all of her therapies. One task we are currently working on is picking up tiny things with just her fingers. Cheerios have been very helpful for Lily and very tasty for mommy 😇 📸 @jadebruno
She’s been sleeping like this for 30 minutes, paci barely hanging out of her mouth 😂😂😂. A trial run at daycare really wears a girl out 💜 . . . . #theluckyfew #translocation #downsyndrome #homiewithanextrachromie #extraspecial #justalittleextra #morealikethandifferent #inclusion #somanynewfriends #shelovedit
Easter at Bear Cub 🐣🐰💕 Fletcher loved the bunny 🐰😆
Hazel playing with her felt "Shapes Face" game. 😊 A fun, practical way to work on emotions, fine motor skills, shapes, parts of the face, receptive and expressive language, following directions, and sensory play! @learning.with.hazel . Our family creates all games and shirts shown here. See more in our online shop. Shop link in profile. GamesForSpecialNeeds.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @myhandsongames #myhandsongames #gamesforspecialneeds #specialneedsgames #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #specialneeds #autism #handsonlearning #sensorytoys #slpeeps #specialneedsmom #emotionalintelligence #sensoryplay #occupationaltherapy #playtherapy #cerebralpalsy #adoption #fostercare #learnthroughplay #autismmom   #motorskills #nothingdownaboutit #differentnotless #occupationaltherapy #luckyfew #bekind #familybusiness #morealikethandifferent #socialemotional #iteachspecialed
SEE YOU IN 15 MINUTES! #BeersandBeatsforWOW
Very excited to announce my next book, ‘Hannah’s Down Syndrome Superpowers’ which should be out in May 2019. In this book Hannah explains about Down Syndrome, how her superpowers affect her, and how she is more like other kids than different!
Had a great day visiting friends/ former co workers. I’m happy Levi got to meet them❤️ Keep swiping to hear some precious giggles🥰 #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #upsyndrome #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #t21 #heartwarrior #trisomy21 #myboy #jesuslovesme #dsdn
I do try and pictures can't describe life as a single mom/grad student to a darling daughter with #downsyndrome 💙💛 this girl looks pretty excited 😊🤙🏽 to see da #easterbunny @shopsatkukuiula bc #girlyoutotallygotthis #shaka a #joytotheworld #kamāwaelualani Puamakamae #hadassah #tyj #luckywelivekauai #kauaiaswhy #kauaikeiki #morealikethandifferent #daughterofthemosthigh
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100m Farmer carry for an extra boost to the cardio system! Including upper body activation in your cardio requires the heart work harder, pumping your blood to those muscles. This full body workout increases cardio gains and calorie expenditure tremendously! 💪 . . . . #zoozfitness #specialolympics #thebarriersweface #actuallyautistic #disabodyposi #abilitymission #ableismexists #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawareness #theluckyfew #specialneeds #autismfighters #autismawareness #specialneedskids #inclusion #love #life #instablog #memoir #autism #HealthCoach #PersonalTrainer #GetFit #FitFam #FitLife #Fitness #FitnessMotivation #FitnessAddict #GetStrong
I’m sure if Layla could talk, she would be a superhero expert ! 😂⁣ ⁣ Harris loves to show her all his superheroes. He tells her their names, what colour they are, how fast they are and what they say! Layla watches him wide eyed as he runs around the room making up his stories.❤️⁣ ⁣ Harris turns 3 next month and will be starting nursery. I am going to miss him so much on his nursery days, the house is going to be a lot quieter! But I am so excited for him as he is definitely ready for this next chapter. ❤️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #ourlovelylayla #ourlovelyharris #downsyndrome #superheros #love #siblinglove #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #brotherandsister #t21 #downrightperfect #morealikethandifferent #wouldntchangeathing #downrightbeautiful #downsyndromeawareness #upsyndrome
I will always speak openly when we are challenged. I will always celebrate our success’s. I will always normalize our life , because for us this is normal . To society we are different. Every day we live in society . I don’t need to be blended in ; but it’s human nature to want to be accepted. I want to break through stigma and not only create awareness around special needs but acceptance . It’s acceptable to be different. In fact we are all different. But we are also more alike than different . #normalizespecialneeds #morealikethandifferent #specialneedslife #specialneedsmom #autism #rarechromosomedisorder #chromosome #abilitynotdisability #loveall #equality #acceptance #human #weareallpeople
Family With Blue Madonna, oil on linen, 36” X 28” A nativity theme with the child presented with developmental disabilities, probably cerebral palsy or Seckel Syndrome. The older figures on the right play the traditional roles of St. Elizabeth and John the Baptist, while the older woman offering assurance behind the Mary figure would be St. Anne. Da Vinci’s Virgin and Child with St. Anne has a theme of transcendence across generations which I find inspiring even while being completely secular. #ecumenical #religiousart #christianart #oilpainting #oilonlinen #figurativepainting #nativity #madonna #saintelizabeth #saintanne #developmentaldisabilities #microcephaly #seckelsyndrome #cerebralpalsy #blackmadonna #morealikethandifferent #autism
Last year's little bunny foo foo #tbt 🐰🌹 . Mama's and Papa's, don't blink because time sure is flying! . What do y'all have planned for the weekend? Looking for fun ideas to do with little miss!!!
Ru’s summer haul just arrived! 3t tops and 2t bottoms. Plus his first ever big boy undies! 😱 When did you potty train your child with Down syndrome? I’m sure it’s like with all children and their readiness will vary widely but I am curious what low muscle tone and a bit of a developmental delay will look like in this next big endeavor. Ru can get up on the potty with steps and a little seat. He knows he is pooping and can tell us. But he hasn’t ever shown much awareness to peeing and he is always on the lowest side of hydration so I think we still have some waiting to do. . . . . . . . . #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #downsyndromeadoption #adoptionrocks #familyrocks #t21 #downstndromeisntscary #nothingdownaboutit #boymom #proudmomma #threetwentyone #ilikeyoujustthewayyouare #itsyouilike #apersonsaperson #lifeisbetterwithyou #iwouldntchangathing #downstndromerocks #lifeofru #stayathomemom #homeschoolrocks #therapyhelps #boymom #stayathomemom #homeschoolingfamily #toddlerlife #pottytraining
Наши будни. Как всегда динамичны. Но, если приправить их солнечным светом и улыбками друзей, то на вкус очень даже неплохи 😊 . Мы все так же ходим на занятия, делаем курс массажа Робу. Парень бегает - не угнаться! Очень любит тусовку - пора в сад!
. When you run into your pal you haven’t seen in awhile you know it’s going to be a good day. 💕🏹 . . #RaelynLee #OurRaeOfSunshine #theluckyfew #t21 #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #advocatelikeamother #homiewithanextrachromie #februarybabies #babiesofinstagram #dsdn
So that's Chloes first week of moving up to 5 dance classes a week complete ✅ We had a few tears on Monday as she was so tired, it was a bit of a shock to the system 😅 tonight she's still as tired, but full of smiles 😁💪🏻❤️ She just loves being a @ddidanceandcheer dancer 💕 #teamDDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #zebedeemodel #zebedeemanagement #teamzebedee #childmodel #childmodeluk #childmodelsearch #kidstagram #kidsfashion #instakids #ootd #ootdkids #downsyndrome #downrightperfect #disabledmodel #differentlyabled #changingthefaceofbeauty #changingperceptions #morealikethandifferent #wouldntchangeathing #iamable #nothingdown #dsdn #theluckyfew #thisgirlcan #tinydancer #disableddancer #dancedreaminspire
Puppy snuggles. They are best buddies and fight for mommy’s lap. I was nervous to bring a puppy in the mix. So far, it has been a positive experience for all of us and we wouldn’t have it any other way. #puppylove #snugglepuppy #bestbuds #retriever #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #lifeisbetterwiththem
The beginning of her story was scary. She was taken to the NICU within minutes of being born. There, her health declined more and more each day. We were juggling the emotions of having a baby in the hospital, receiving an unexpected diagnosis, and still having 2 other kids at home who needed us. I’d never wish those days on anyone. But praise be to God, that chapter was a short one! #estellesbirthdaycountdown - • • • • #EttieJae #theluckyfew #upsyndrome #shouttheirworth #savedownsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromelove #downrightperfect #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndrome #t21 #trisomy21 #morealikethandifferent
#tbt . So I came across this whilst scrolling through the thousands of pictures I have of Connor. 😍 . Daddy took this very soon after Connor was born and whilst Mummy was apparently high off the 2 paracetamol and 2 codeine she managed to take before forcing him out! 🤣 . My little big man! 😍 . #lifethruconnorslens #theluckyfew #t21 #instatoddler #iamable #nothingdownaboutit #homiewithanextrachromie #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #lifeisbetterwithyou #wouldntchangeathing #changingthefaceofbeauty #differentlyabled #designergenes #newborn #babyboy #instababy #throwback #myboy
This is the only evidence (photo or video) that I have of our epic potty training weekend we did. This post is inspired by @nothingdownaboutit and their next step as a family to face the potty training hurldle. We would love to share our journey and what finally worked for us. I started potty training Miles just before he was 3. I wanted to see if he was ready before Tyler was born. It was great we were so successful until it wasn't. Miles just stopped going on the potty, and this is how it went for 3 years! As I was working full time back then I always planned to revisit potty training during the breaks. We would start at the beginning of the week break and see if Miles was ready. It was a very emotional/ frustrating time. I knew it was possible, I knew he could do it, but it was just not clicking. We tried multiple methods/ styles and he was just not ready. In 2015 I was working with an ABA company and one of the responsibilities I had was to help facilitate potty training with one of my clients and their family. I listened to the strategy closely and decided that the next break was going to be the week! Tyler was 2.5 and showing signs of being ready too, so we decided that weekend we were going to double down and train Miles and Ty. We set the date. I told Rob that he needed to take that weekend off. We cleared our schedule completley! I think of the things that add to the frustration of potty training is trying to do the everyday tasks, and keeping up with the schedule. I would highly reccomend setting your expectation to do nothing but potty training! We stocked up on all kinds of drinks, salty snacks, treat rewards, and new undies. We pulled up the rugs, planned activities that were low key. We were ready for the 3/4 days it was going to take. We explained to the boys what we were going to do, we built up the anticipation and the plan for the weekend. No more diapers! They were going to learn to go potty. We also recorded data, how much fluid they drank how often they went etc. The weekend wasn't perfect, but it was better than it could have been. We set our expectations, not lower, just in a different mindset.
Are your littles fans of the Easter Bunny? 🐰 I want to see your photos! What are some of your family traditions? Thanks @teambabelincoln for the photo 🖤 Tribe. Available in all sizes and various styles. Link in profile👆🏻 . . . #alilsomethingextra #ds #t21 #321 #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent mhp#changingthefaceofbeauty #t21love #lifeisbetterwithyou #nothingdownaboutit #t21awareness #rockthe21 #rockin #rockinit #photooftheday #dsdn #dsrocks #downsyndromeawareness #teamds #downsyndromelove #extrachromosome #specialneeds #downsyndromerocks #easter
Grace and her new cousin...she can’t wait to have a good pull of all that hair! #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #morealikethandifferent
This little cutie will never know the range of emotions his mommy and daddy felt the day he was born. I remember feeling sheepish when the nurses congratulated me on my newborn whom was believed to possibly have Down syndrome and was being airlifted to another hospital. I have read so many mommy blogs and books about when they first heard their child was diagnosed. Most had an immediate breakdown. I didn’t have this. I guess it was due to the chaos of the situation. The fact that I had a 10 year old that is overly sensitive to anything medically related and was freaking out that her baby brother was not doing so well. Or maybe it was because of the massive anxiety I had as my newborn was going in a helicopter to another city without me. Because of my C-section, I was stuck. I shed a few tears and held it together. It wasn’t until three days later I started to think about who would take care of Diego if something happened to me? What if as an adult he still needs me and I’m not alive to help him? What if he’s alone? These thoughts are what made me breakdown. I started to spiral. I felt like I needed more then a therapist to pull me back to a better headspace. I started to pray and I said everything that was going on in my mind to my husband. During that time I would have loved for someone to tell me, these emotions are ok. This feeling will pass. Your baby will be ok. Everything will be ok. This will be a new adventure very few are so lucky to have. #theluckyfew #babydevelopmentmilestones #dsdn #theupsideofdowns #t21 #specialneedsmom #specialolympics #advocatelikeamother #morealikethandifferent #gerberbaby
When par-nani (great grand mother) stitches a dress. Rocking the checks. Handsome young boy 😍 . #mybaby #mybabyboy #myson #mysonismyworld #redifiningthefaceofbeauty #merabeta #iamable #instababy #babiesofinstagram #upandaboutdown #upsyndrome #morealikethandifferent
¿Será que algún día las personas entenderán que la belleza viene en diferentes formas y presentaciones, y que el talento no depende de una condición sino de actitud y determinación? 🤔☺️✨ Lo importante no es ser iguales, sino aprender a respetarnos como únicos; porque todos somos importantes y valiosos. ☝🏻🥰 ————————— Could it be that someday people will understand that beauty comes in different forms and presentations, and that talent doesn’t depend on a condition but on attitude and determination? 🤔☺️ The important thing is not being all the same, but to learn to respect ourselves as unique; because we all are important and valuable☝🏻✨🥰 #ferdowntheroad #trisomia21 #downsyndrome #sindromededown #respeto #amor #awareness #extrachromosomeextracute #diferentesperoiguales #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #juntosporlainclusión #leavenoonebehind #downrightperfect #rockingmyextrachromosome
APR 10, 2019 ~ Salida de trámites burocráticos 🎉 . La prepaga (seguro médico), no contenta con las pruebas médicas que indican todo lo necesario para habilitarme la estimulación temprana, exige que me presente ante una "junta médica" 👀 que corroborará (¿otra vez?) que de facto tengo síndrome de down.🤷🏻‍♀️ . Peeero...hay un detalle.🌼 Mi documento de identidad muestra una dirección diferente que la que aparece en el documento de mis papás (nos mudamos recientemente de 🏠), y dicen que necesito "corregirlo".🙄 . Para ello, debo repetir todo el proceso de solicitud y emisión de otro documento, lo cual lleva de 10 a 20 días en salir.🗓️ Solo entonces recibiré el nuevo y podrán darme cita para la junta médica🏥 que me habilitará el comprobante con el que iré al seguro a solicitar me sea habilitada la estimulación temprana, y finalmente, iré al centro de estimulación a pedir presupuesto que luego tendré que mostrar al seguro para que me sea aprobado (por ley).😊 . Solo entonces podré pedir cita y arrancar con mis terapias.🤪 . Así de práctico y sencillo 👀😂 . Lo bueno, es que voy a salir grande y despierto en la foto del DNI 😆🤩 . Me gustaría saber qué piensan @grupoomint y @ebasavilbaso de las demoras que significan estas trabas para un bebito que necesita estimulación temprana desde sus primeros meses.🤔🌼 . . . #theluckyfew #lifeisbetterwithyou #morealikethandifferent #homiewithanextrachromie #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #t21 #t21love #dsawareness #extrachromosome #sindromededown #nothingdownaboutit #omint #rocconrollup #downsyndrome #trisomia21 #t21argentina #t21rocks #sindromededownargentina #downsyndromelove #downsinmitos #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromerocks #inclusion #diversidad #rockyoursocks #burocracia
Great afternoon biking Grafham water the boys seem to be loving biking so will start to make a list of all the places we can go just need to wangle getting the van more often , Noah obviously had his typical meltdown this time because Ollie was following him , on his bike , on a single road , only going one way - the way we were all going 😂. #biking #grafhamwater #wouldntchangethemfortheworld #siblinglove #siblingrivalry #meltdowns #theymakemelaugh #kidsofinstagram #brothers #boysarethebest #nothingdownaboutit #morealikethandifferent #lovingtheheat #4milesdone #gonnaachetomorrow
5th grade talent show. She rocked it. Inclusion matters. Everyone loved it and all the students have her high fives after. Also i can't figure it how ro post the whole other minute 🤔 #theluckyfew #downsyndromeawareness #321 #downsyndrome #dance #singanddance #bornforthestage #rubysrainbow #inclusionmatters #morealikethandifferent #trisomy21
I've got a sick babe at home, fevered and lethargic. I can't be home with her because I've used all my days for the year 😭 so I'm distracting myself from worrying about her by looking at pictures of just how tiny and precious she was when she was born. Time needs to slow down! We're only a few months from her first birthday. Excuse me while I go cry! #incredibleivy #theluckyfew #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #nothingdownaboutit #upsyndrome #downrightperfect #downsyndromerocks #trisomy21 #morealikethandifferent #lovedoesntcountchromosomes #designergenes #shoutthierworth #somuchworth #worthy #chromosomallyenhanced #extrachromiehomie #extrachromosomeextracute #changingthefaceofbeauty #upgradedto47 #babiesofinstagram #hollandtourguide #tulipswindmillsandrembrandts #savedownsyndrome #motherhoodunplugged #joyfulmama #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
It’s National High Five Day! 🖐🏻 It’s as simple as it sounds - what a great holiday! ⁣ ⁣ Give us a 🖐🏻 in the comments and then share one w a friend! Spread good vibes!!
We are making progress with the head lifting! At three months, he can smile, coo, giggle, lift his head, move around the floor with his feet, and roll (with a bit of help🤫). He is still very tiny and the oxygen tubes are always in the way. His neck and arm muscles are weak but we are getting there!!! He will start doing little baby push ups before you know it.💁‍♀️. #theluckyfew #babydevelopmentmilestones #dsdn #theupsideofdowns #t21 #specialneedsmom #specialolympics #advocatelikeamother #morealikethandifferent
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