This week is full of appointments! Too full! Some appointments are fun: looking at Olivia's one year proofs, and getting our haircuts, but others are medical. Today was her one year hearing test, which she passed! Praise God! The ENT also looked at her ears and he feels that if we continue to keep her healthy that she should avoid hearing impairment! We pray for health! Tomorrow we meet with the dietician to plan a healthy diet which will keep her weight in check. People with Down syndrome and low muscle tone tend to have a slow metabolism (probably 20% slow than for typical individuals).
So, Olivia's new friends! Wherever Olivia goes, she looks around for someone interested in socializing with her, and demands that we go get acquainted. Everyone thus far has been very taken with Olivia, especially when she smiles, claps and flashes her big brown eyes! Today she made friends with an older woman, and a teenage boy. This teenage boy is severely differently-abled and drives a high tech chair complete with ventilator and every monitor known to man. When this boy saw Olivia he wheeled himself over to Olivia, despite his father's admonitions not to. Well, Olivia was all smiles when Joseph came to visit her. Joseph also cannot speak nor can he smile, but his eyes speak volumes! He and Olivia, exchanged eye gazes, and air kisses back and forth! They really connected! Olivia gave him her biggest smiles and clapped and signed happy! Olivia has added Joseph to her list of boyfriends!