Girl, born February 2012
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, auricle partition defect; inborn deafness; hip dysplasia, crossed eyes; horizontal nistagma; inborn II-III feet fingers webbed
Update as of November 2014:
Little Miss February‘s motor skills are developing: she can sit without support and starts to crawl, sometimes she moves by turning herself from one side to another; she does not yet crawl properly yet; she has started to stand up while holding an adult‘s hand. Her emotions are positive most of the time. She wants to communicate with adults and children and is requesting attention with sounds and signs and is seeking direct emotional contact. She observes the speaking person‘s face, looks and finds the person‘s face and keeps eye contact for a short time. She reacts when she is called by name, and with the help of signs she understands and implements simple instructions like: take, give, come. The muscle tone of her articuliation mechanism is low. Her mouth is often open and she puts her tongue out of her mouth. She is speaking more sounds and syllables when her mood is good. She started to pronounce the word „Ačiū“ (Thank you) and “Ate“ (Good bye). She has started to be more active and interested in toys. She has a hard time falling asleep but eats well. She eats only with the help of an adult, eating skills are not yet in place. She wears a hearing aid for average level of hearing disorder and needs surgery for her crossed eyes.