You may know or not know that the date 3/21 is national down syndrome day. And of course this is something very close to my heart. Our youngest daughter was diagnosed at birth, but despite a very grim looking beginning; a stay in NICU for a month with breathing and feeding problems, a AVSD heart surgery repair, and in the beginning, looking at her life as a person that would only see challenge after challenge in her life. But, here we are, she is almost 2 years old and this is not what I envisioned. She is happy, she laughs, when they are in reach she hugs her sisters with tight squeezy hugs, and goes anywhere and everywhere she wants. She is a butt scooter, who could walk if she wanted, but the scooting thing is much faster. Although she is starting to see the benefit of being on her feet (she is just tall enough, that if she slides her hands over the edge of tables and counters she can grab the things that have up to now been out of reach). She is a beautiful little person that has a family totally and completely in love with her!