Not only was I still reeling from talk of Down Syndrome when a new word I had never heard of was put into the mix....Hypotonia... it's low muscle tone, muscles appear relaxed and floppy. For Claire it took her longer to crawl, walk, hold a cup, and right now being able to hold a pencil properly and print her name.. but she is able to do all these things it just happened in her time! I've learned to ignore the development pages in baby books I've made a scrapbook of her accomplishments, done in Her time, and really shouldn't that be how it is? I have a lot more patience now, when helping Claire do crafts, printing, anything with the hands. But once again she has taught me through her struggles to Slow Down, see the Whole Picture not just part of it, and mostly Enjoy Life! None of this affects her outlook, she is always happy!! Oh I long to be able to enjoy life as she does, but I'm learning! Slow Down and Enjoy Your Day!! Wendy
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