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Dear Clara, I’ve heard that sometimes people will say “I’m sorry” to mommies that have just had a baby with DS... I don’t get it. What in the world is there to be sorry about??? I mean, just look at me back then!!! Could there be a more precious bundle of joy?!?! Just say CONGRATS!!! Baby hair on point, Tiny CJT 💛💙 #babycrushing #ROCKTOBER #PAINTYOURWORLDWITHAWARENESS #babycutlerjames #sayanythingbutsorry #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromeawareness #t21 #trisomy21 #upsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #instakids #instatoddler #toddler #toddlerlife #toddlerfashion #toddlerlifestyle #pintsizedpowercouple #chromiehomies #bonuschromiehomies #t21blessed #2018Ambassadors
Each year we are asked to give a word to describe Lizzy for the #buddywalk This year we chose “Saucy.” Just before her open heart surgery she had some unexpected oxygen saturation drops during preop. Her anesthesiologist said she was being saucy. And it’s stuck with her. She is especially saucy these days as a #threenager There is still time to donate! Link in profile! #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #saucy #lizzykate
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From our family to yours, Thank You!!! Our pumpkins are completely sold out for the year, and we are CLOSED for the season! See y’all at Christmas time!!! 🎄🎄🎄
This is a post from the "Buddy Walk" from 2017. You may notice Kaylee is missing. She was unable to be with us that day. As the month of October, and Down Syndrome awarenss, comes to an end, please remember all our friends, worldwide, who continue to share their special love for you each, and every day. Side note: please join us every March 21 - #3 /21 (stands for trisomy 21, the scientific name for DS), by wearing mismatched socks. No two persons with DS are alike. Thus the difference between a Syndrome, and a disease 😉 👍, and why we wear socks that don't match. You can buy mismatched socks (link in bio) or create your own. H A P P Y S A T U R D A Y !!!! 💙💛 #tb #budywalk #globaldownsyndromeawareness #inclussionrevolution #morealikethandifferent #t21 #endtheRword #educationisinclussion #march21 #321
I love this girl so much💛💙She can bring smile to anyone’s face😍 🎗Fact 20🔽🔽 Studies show that 99% of adults with #DownSyndrome are happy with their lives, 99% of parents said they love their child with Down Syndrome and only 5% of parents feel embarrassed by their child with Down syndrome. #downsyndromeawarenessmonth . . . #theluckyfew #homiewithanextrachromie #blessedwiththebest #nothingdownaboutit #t21 #trisomy21 #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawareness #igkids #babystagram #dailyparenting #igmotherhood #childhoodunplugged #kidsforreal #candidchildhood #changingthefaceofbeauty #babiesofig #motherhood #babiesofinstagram #downrightperfect #rocktober #lifeisbetterwithyou #clickinmoms #dsdn #wouldntchangeathing #documentingmotherhood #indianmomblogger #indianmommyblogger
21.März = #weltdownsyndromtag ... war am Sonntag in der Abendmesse im Stephansdom und die wurde von Menschen mit Down Syndrom mitgestaltet & es war wirklich schön! #nothingdownaboutit #morealikethandifferent
Hope everyone’s having a wonderful Saturday! Here’s EMILY, and a little bit about herself, as told by herself: “Hello my name is Emily. I’m 25. I love my life. Life is fulfilling and beautiful thing to have. I like to do musical theatre. I go to Clubbercise, there’s glo-sticks and lots of chart music. I do all the moves. It’s about exercise and keeping fit. I go with my support worker Lily. I feel sweaty and hot. I go to college and I’m studying health and social care. I’m learning about keeping children safe. I do money and time management, English and Maths.I’ve made some new friends. Last year I did catering and I passed. I go to college to learn, focus and work hard. I work part time at the hairdressers, The Cutting Room. I do the housekeeping. I have a break with a sausage sandwich and pop. I have to be on time and not late. The best bit is my wages and I spend it on new clothes, Costa coffee and magazines. I have Down’s syndrome and I’ve got learning difficulties. I have good feelings for Down’s syndrome – it’s about having my own rights. I like partying and dancing!” To read more stories like Emily’s, head over to the website! (Link in bio) 💙💛
🤼‍♀️When you are more than a team🤼‍♀️ __________________________________________________________________#dsawareness #downsyndromelove #dsdn #extrachromosome #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromerocks #theluckyfew #21chromosomes #downsyndrome #hug #friends #marathon #run #running #cute #girl #team #teamwork
Happy Down Syndrome awareness day! We love this precious soul more than I could ever describe and just wish we could have known how great life with you is 🦋#lifeisbetterwithyou #thisisdownsyndrome #downsyndromerocks #morealikethandifferent #downrightperfect #theluckyfew #t21 #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #october2018
When you hear that someone is having or has had a child with Down Syndrome, please do not say you’re sorry. Even if a new parent of a child with DS is struggling, be positive and say congratulations! The fact is, they are heading on the best of journeys with one amazing tour guide. #downsyndrome #dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #t21 #gusgnomies
I am enjoying a game of table tennis with a great player. #uaeso #worldgames #tabletennis #downsyndrome #mubadalaarena #mubadala #abudhabi #uae
Day 19 National Down Syndrome Awareness Month 💙💛💪🏼 Children with Down Syndrome may have to have modifications made in their educational plans as well as every day learning tasks. In kindergarten we are making minor modifications to Desi’s homework. He was asked to draw a 🐶 & a 🐦. I can’t draw AT all to even show him, so I printed up a bunch of animals & he had to select the 🐶& 🐦. After he selected them he cut them & glued them to his homework. 💙💛💪🏼 Desi is obsessed with Sesame Street & ❤️s watching the Count! I’ve been noticing for months, his intensively watching movements when the infamous counting begins with “stomp-stomp” along w/other dance moves on any educational videos. Desi rewinds to the second over & over watching the feet just trying to figure it all out. 💙💛💪🏼 Currently D can’t figure out how to jump, let alone to stomp. 💡 💡 💡 It hit me like a ton of bricks on how I can modify how to teach Him‼️🙌🏼‼️ & IT worked🙏🏼 We spent last night practicing... taking 2 steps ‘walking’ = stomping!!! He understands walking because he walks everywhere... he totally got it!!! Took less than 15 minutes to teach him and we practiced for 20 turns with a song!! 💙💛💪🏼 “””Not yet can simply mean just teach me how by showing me something I can relate it to””” 💙💛💪🏼 Lots of praises, cheers, jumping for joy, hugs, and THE biggest smile 😀 on his face‼️‼️‼️ . . . #modification #stomping #stompstomp #stomp #teachingmoments #sesamestreet #countvoncount #numbers #educationmotivation #homework #kindergarten #teachmehowtolearn #proudofhimself #proudmom #anythingispossible #dontsettle #dontminimizeme #progressnotperfection #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #myrockstar #rockstarmom #theluckyfew #myinspiration #mylittleheartbeat
I am so greatfull to have friends who support me when I have events. #zumba #zumbafamily #iamzin #zumbafitness #zumbacrew #downsyndrome #zumbaevents @maru_zumba
Today is the day!!!! Come hang out with us for the Grand Strand Buddy Walk at the CCU track!! We’ll be there from 11:30-3:30! We’d love to see you!
Day 18 National Down Syndrome Awareness Month 💙💛💪🏼 If you didn’t know, let me remind you as my son reminds me every single day.. he was a 🤴🏻KING 👑 in his past life‼️royalty for sure‼️🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 I have had 4 different types of potty seats and chairs & THE only 1️⃣ that he is willing to sit on is a CUSHIONED WHITE 1️⃣.. I wish I was kidding... 😝 He’s gone at school both #1 ️⃣ & #2 ️⃣‼️🎉🙌🏼 We are still working on him sitting at 🏡....BUT when I bought this seat for him, he literally kissed the 📦 package! 😘 💙💛💪🏼 The below was from last year, (day18-19), but fits perfectly... 👏. So, with that said, we celebrated day 18 and 19 #downsyndromeawarenessmonth with remembering being told you'd be lucky if your child would ever be able to use the bathroom on his own..ever..he/she would never be able to be with their peers and live a 'normal' life. I was turning 40 at the time and I yet knew anyone who lived a 'normal' life.. 'what does that even mean', was my immediate reply... this was the same day I muttered some other things to the genetic counselor & walked out... I was obsessed with 'Over The Rainbow' acoustic version while pregnant, even before Desi's Down Syndrome diagnosis. I lived my life while focusing towards dreams and making the best life I could for myself. I learned at a very young age to Never allow any ONE person to define you or your abilities. It is something I continue to remind myself of and what I'm passionate about to instill in Desi. Yes, D is not there yet, but being aware of when it's happening along with the concept of it is huge. Some of Desi's peers are already potty trained and some are still on the verge, and others who are just getting started. Yes, there are many people with Down Syndrome who may not be able to use the restroom on their own, but this is true for typical people as well. One of my last words about potty training to the genetic counselor was potty training will not define my child on his abilities in life...& whether Desi gets there or not, my statement 5 years ago still holds true today... #chromosomesdontdefineus #dontlimitme #dontminimizeme #dschildrendeservelife #morealikethandifferent #itsjustpoop
A dream come true yesterday for the boy! After months of practicing, he and daddy got to debut “Cooking with Caleb” at the @southernwomensshow Cooking Stage! What a thrill! We shared some info on @lookcookandeat , some safety tips, and made a delicious Key Lime Pie tartlet dessert (swipe). Pretty sure this was Caleb’s idea of heaven, and we are so grateful to the folks at @southernwomensshow for giving us this opportunity to show what people with Down syndrome can do. Special thanks to Ms @noreenkissyoung for her constant support and ms @cherrypic1958 who came to see us 😊. Hope to be back next year with more delicious food. 👨‍🍳👨‍🍳 PS Make sure to stop by and see our friend @ashley_by_design this weekend! #igersjax #cookingwithcaleb 💙💛 #chefcaleb 💙💛 #chefdaddy #ability not #disability #dsam2018 #southernwomensshow #iamable #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #changingthefaceofbeauty
Hannah had surgery on 10/19. They did an exploratory laparotomy for her small bowel obstruction and she had adhesions wrapped around her small intestines that were twisting them. The resident said it was a good thing they did surgery because it would not have resolved on its own. She needed some Daddy snuggles and @brunomars in recovery. @vumcchildren #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #daddysgirl #surgery #smallbowelobstruction #downsymdrome #snugglesarethebestmedicine
Throwback picture: A week after Anna was released from NICU, she ended up back in hospital due to RSV. It was a shock but something that happened repeatedly throughout her first flu season. Hoping this year is different. She’s a little warrior and she fought each time to get better. Super proud of our little warrior. #heartwarrior #babywarrior #avsd #downsyndrome #downsyndromebaby #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromelove #downsyndromeawareness #upsyndrome #trisomy21 #morealikethandifferent #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #extrachromosome #extrachromosomeextracute #sleepybaby
Every child with #downsyndrome that I have met thus far has blown my mind. Every. Single. Child. This one just happens to be mine. #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #downsyndromerocks #morealikethandifferent #homiewithanextrachromie
**GIVEAWAY*** Demi from the beautiful @toniancloset was one of the first people that I contacted to be involved with the #JUSTLIKEUSKIDS campaign and she jumped at the chance. She dressed the adorable Eva-Mae and the beautiful floral velvet jumpsuit suited Eva’s personality to a T. @toniancloset is all about beauty in simplified clothing and Holly’s wardrobe is fullly stocked with their swoon worthy shoulder tie jumpsuits (we can’t wait for summer 🙌🙌🙌) @toniancloset in conjunction with @learningfromluke in celebration of the #JUSTLIKEUSKIDS and #downsyndromeawarenesonth are giving away a R300 voucher 💙 Follow the steps below to enter: 1. Follow @learningfromluke and @toniancloset 2. Tag your friends (one tag = one entry) 3. Screenshot this post to your instatories for an additional entry. T’s and C’s apply Unfortunately only open to SA residents Competition will run for one week Winner chosen at random This competition is in no ways endorsed or sponsored by Instagram.
Down syndrome has taught me that we do not know who it is possible for us to be until we are put in a situation where we find out. #sevissmile #standfor21 #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #t21 #differentnotless #morealikethandifferent #togetherisbetter #theluckyfew #nolimitsforsevi
Day 19: Did you know it’s hard? Having a child in the general sense is hard, but having one with special needs is even harder. However, it’s not Sam that makes it hard (usually). It’s society. Let’s get real for a moment — why the hell does there need to be an entire month that I need to tell other humans that my child’s life is just as worthy as theirs? Acceptance isn’t that hard. Judgement isn’t wired into your genetic code, as proven by sweet children daily. I love being an advocate for Down Syndrome, but at the same time, I hate that I have to be. Every parent loves their child for who they are, and that fact doesn’t change just because he or she has an extra 21st chromosome. - - - - #downrightperfect #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #dsdn #changingthefaceofbeauty #shouttheirworth #lifeisbetterwithyou
We're just your regular family, going on our regular vacations. Taking our kid with us. Someone once asked me "So since she's got Down syndrome, you can't really go far from home can you?" Uhhh, well, see... we do. We like California. And the beach. A LOT! While some families may not be able to or want to take their kids whith Down syndrome far from home, there is no reason we can't! Because #YOLO 😎 . . . #t21 #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromelove #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #lifeisbetterwithyou #homiewithanextrachromie #dsawareness #downsyndromeawareness #livingwithalittleextra #savedownsyndrome #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #chromosomecutie #extrablessed #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromelove #dsdn #t21love 💙💛 #rocktober #downsyndromeawarenessmonth
Not only did she demolish the spaghetti, she was picking it up off her tray!! We have been working so hard for this. So proud of this gal 😛🍝 • • • #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #morealikethandifferent #iamable #changingthefaceofbeauty #t21 #9months
Look at the concentration this boy has!! He is one determined little guy! I’m so proud of his accomplishments, even as silly as this seems it shows progress in fine motor development #lukasreid #nothingdownaboutit #upsideofdownsyndrome #shouttheirworth #morealikethandifferent #t21 #downsyndromemagazine
It’s been busy lately, but this cutie is still smiling and happy! #upsideofdownsyndrome #t21 #lukasreid #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #downsyndromemagazine #nothingdownaboutit
I guess we gotta break out the baby gate because this guy is on the move! He made his way over to the dog bowls 😬 Luckily the food bowls were empty and he hadn’t made it to the water bowl by the time I found him. . . . #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #t21 #morealikethandifferent #micahmeetsworld #dogbowl #onthemove #exploring #onesock
Our Daily Fred: Joshua hadn’t been in school very long before it became apparent that reinforcements were needed. Enter: Mr. Rollo. Mr. Rollo had been in the business world for a long time, and he had been retired for a long time. He had to be 80 years old, or close to it. He told me that he wanted to "give back to the community” by doing something meaningful to fill his days, so he signed up to be a mentor/helper in Joshua's special-Fred class. I don't think he had any idea what he was in for. I imagine he had visions of reading "My Little Pony" books to a quiet, well-mannered little girl. WELL. There were 3 friends in this class that were all about the same age: Robert, Matthew and Joshua...and they gave Mr. Rollo a run for his money. I'm sure he wondered, "WHY didn't I just take up golf?" 😜 But, he was not a quitter, and he faithfully showed up every time. He would help the boys with their reading, some writing, and generally just tried to keep up with them. Bless his heart. He was always dressed immaculately. He was such a fine, sweet man. He reminded me of my dad...good intentions with no clue what he had gotten himself into! Our family became friendly with Mr. Rollo over time. He was attending our church, and Joshua loved to see him there. I don't know where Mr. Rollo was in his spiritual journey at the time. I'll just tell you what he told me: Joshua changed him. EE and MasterLife and knowing the Roman Road are all important tools to equip you in sharing your faith. But sometimes, you just need to tell your story...and live it out. With Joshua, even at an early age, things were black and white. You either loved Jesus...or you loved Jesus. That's it. No other choice. And Joshua didn't have a problem saying what was on his mind, so he was always talking about Jesus and God at school (gasp!). God is always at work, and one day during that year, Mr. Rollo walked the aisle of our church, and nailed things down for good. He was baptized soon after. (continued in comments) #myjoshuagiraffe #nothingdownaboutit #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawarenessmonth2018
Day 19. Today's adventures led us to a pumpkin patch 🎃 Truth is.. Connor wasn't having any of it, so we didn't spend much time there. 📷: @egrende #Connor #adayinthelifeofconnor #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #ourfourleafclover
Down Syndrome Awareness Month! You gotta admit, I’m doing pretty good keeping up with this for the ETDSG insta & my own account, especially on vacay! But it’s important! This guy loves Toy Story. Like hard core. He loves all things Disney. But Toy Story holds a VERY special place in his heart. So to be able to take him to Toy Story Land is a dream come true. I’d compare it to me meeting JT. And to see him that happy makes me even happier than meeting JT. Isn’t that weird how that works? We take these boys to Disney World for them, but it’s really for us. To make your kids happy, that’s what it’s all about. #memories #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #zacharyjordan #disneybus #lookatthatface
Day 19 💙💛 . Because of Lincoln, we have become part of a whole new community and it's been absolutely amazing hearing and sharing stories, cheering our little ones on and watching our kiddos grow up. That one little extra chromosome has bonded families around the world. . . . #teambabelincoln #babelincoln #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #t21 #trisomy21 #321 #nothingdownaboutit #morealikethandifferent #theluckyfew #dsdn #downrightperfect #changingthefaceofbeauty #homiewithanextrachromie #geneticallyenhanced
I’m not sure WHO gave my baby permission to grow up but they need to stop. 😞
Growing like a weed. 🌱
Five months old and already realized how much better life is without leg prisons😜🤗 (scroll to see this revelation)
Emme LOVES Emily Ann Roberts music. From her new single to her CD from The Voice, we listen to it all!! #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #dsdn #emme #emmemae #musicjunkie
Enjoying the actual Fall weather right before we mouth-butted the park and pushed in a tooth. Fun fact: kids gums are like a sponge and apparently the tooth will just go back into place by itself 🤭 #yycfall #helicopterpark (sound on )
My little is home!!! I cant even begin to describe how much my heart was breaking seeing her in so much pain. I spent 6 hours with her in the ER before she had to be transported by ambulance to the downtown Wolfsons. I traded with her dad mainly because I'm already sick but leaving her absolutely crushed me. She was so dehydrated it was hard to get the IV in her vein. Her blood sugar was low and she wouldnt eat or drink. After getting 24 hours of fluids over time, she was finally able to come home. Shes still not 100% but shes getting there. I let her sleep with me while Mark stayed in the other room with H. Every time she has a stay in the hospital I feel like I'm left not able to breathe. We are less than a week away from moving up north and the drive is going to be rough on the kids, which means we are limiting her activity until shes back to her normal, rambunctious self. This means we are going to have to skip our annual Buddy Walk and as much as we are disappointed about it, we're looking forward to a quiet, movie night tomorrow with Charlie pants. 💗💗 . . #toddlersofinstagram #toddlersofig #instatoddler #instacute #instakids #kidsofig #kidsofinstagram #downsyndrome #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #nothingdownaboutit #downrightperfect
She's our homecoming queen #morealikethandifferent
Swipe to see Ryan’s bumpkin! 🎃
Making a positive impact is fun! Community members spending Friday night meeting each other, making new friends and empowering the future of children with autism: It's a beautiful thing. . . . . #autism #awareness #autismawareness #spectrum #autismspectrum #autismspectrumdisorder #autismawarenessday #autismspeaks #diagnosis #asd #aspergers #specialneeds #autismsupport #autismadvocate #diffability #morealikethandifferent #autismlife
“I’ll help El-a-me (Emily) look at the camera.” Disney day- just me and my kiddos. Five giant pieces of my heart. #theluckyfew #foreverfamily #lovemakesafamily #thisisus #disneyday #downsyndromeadoption #internationaladoption #fostertoadopt #morealikethandifferent #icouldhavemissedthis
Y’all! This cutie is everything and her Mama has definitely become one of my inspirations via social media. I don’t like to look too far ahead in this journey but I love it when I find new mamas that are a little bit ahead of us in this journey. Especially when they are fighters too for their littles. Check out her page and look at all her great nuggets and videos of precious Evie! #Repost @extraevielove with @get_repost ・・・ It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I need you to know something!!! 💙💛 And here it is... Forget everything you think you know about Down syndrome. _ Today’s generation of kids growing up with DS have *unprecedented* access to therapies, educational programs, medical advancements, and MORE! We are literally living in the best generation ever in the history of the planet for raising a child with DS! _ TBH, we have no idea what individuals with DS are truly capable of! But we’re about to find out. 😉 ——— #EvieLove #DownSyndrome #TheLuckyFew #NothingDownAboutIt #T21 #CTFOB #Trisomy21 #DownSyndromeAwareness #SaveDownSyndrome #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty #DownSyndromeRocks #DSDN #MoreAlikeThanDifferent #UpSyndrome #DownSyndromeLove #LIFEisbetterwithyou #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth #DSAM
Yesterday was a tough day, today though and everyday we celebrate the things that she can do, like read. Jordan Grace is amazing and I’ve known it all her life. There was no reason for me to get worked up about something that doesn’t truly assess what she CAN do! We are so incredibly proud of her and all her abilities!
Look at this girl! Inclusion at its best. Elenas "job" for this week at school is to do the calendar and add a tally to the number of days the kids have been in school (35 days already) thank you @jenniferrcamacho for watching Javi so i could volunteer in class! 📅🖋 #inclusionmatters #allmeansall #changingthefaceofbeauty #kindergarten #theluckyfew #downsyndromeawareness #volunteer #elementaryschool #ilovekids #inclusion #calendar #morealikethandifferent
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