Today was Anaïs' first day out without wearing a diaper! No accidents! She went to the gym's daycare this morning for an hour and asked them to go potty when she needed to. She is doing so good. We also went to the ice skating rink during Sam's lesson and she asked me twice to go to the bathroom. She loves her new underwear, here she is proudly posing the first time she put them on:
Anyone who knows my two girls would know that they each have their own obsessions right now. Sam's is ice skating and Anaïs' is Minnie Mouse. Well today was a great day for both of them as we went to see the Disney on Ice show. They both got to watch something they love! They were pretty excited and had a good time.Anaïs got so excited when she saw Minnie!
And Sam loved telling me the names of all the moves/jumps the skaters were doing.
I enjoyed seeing them having such a great time. :)
Yep, you read right! lol So Sam comes home from school today telling me how she had to write a narrative story about something silly that happened to her. Here is her story: She thinks it's the funniest thing in the world and is so proud of herself! She is also very proud about the fact the she had no spelling errors...smart kid! LOL I have to say that it is a true story...she did eat her poo when she was a baby and I told her the story and she obviously got a good laugh out of it, enough for her to want to share the story with the whole class! I could not love this kid more...she makes my days every single day!
I am originally from France and have been living in the US since 1999. My husband Jeff is american and speaks fluent french so we are a bilingual family. We have 2 beautiful daughters Samantha born on 5/27/04 and Anaïs (pronounced Ana-eese) born on 6/6/08. Anaïs was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
If this is your first time reading our blog, read about how our journey with achondroplasia all started by reading Anaïs' story.
What is achondroplasia?
Achondroplasia is the most common form of short-limb dwarfism. It occurs in approximately 1 in 26,000 to 1 in 40,000 births. The characteristic features of achondroplasia are apparent at birth. These include typical facial features, disproportionate short stature, and rhizomelic (the proximal ends of the limbs) shortening. Diagnosis of achondroplasia is made by physical exam and skeletal x-rays. Most individuals have normal intelligence. Infants and children often have motor delays but cognitive delays are not present. A special infant developmental chart has been made for children with achondroplasia. Final adult height is in the range of 4 feet.