and his name is Christian. He is a boy from her classroom and she just adores him. Shoe goes around telling everybody that he is her boyfriend. She was invited to go to his house yesterday for a playdate and she was so excited! She had been counting down the days for a week.
She has such a good time time there and didn't even want me to stay, I just just dropped her off.
I can't believe the school year is almost over! Anaïs is finishing up her preschool year and she has had an amazing experience! I am so happy to know that she is doing well at school. Here is her parent/teacher conference:
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.