The Typical Child

Levi’s progress with his therapists gets evaluated every six months. A couple of weeks ago his speech and occupational therapists came and asked me a ton of questions. “Can he do this?” & “Can he say that?” kind of things. They came and reviewed it last week. They said he has a 20-25% developmental delay. One therapist said at first that for a child with Down Syndrome that is very good. But then they said it equals approximately a 3-4 month delay. I pointed out that he spent the first 3 months of his life in the hospital just fighting to live. The therapist said that in most places in the world they would subtract those months from his age so technically speaking he is actually right on track for the development of a typical child!! (“Typical” is the P.C. term used to describe people without disabilities)

This is really fantastic news! I’m so proud of both of my boys! They amaze me everyday. Some people in this world will never know what it means to love this way and it breaks my heart for them because they are truly missing out. We are the fortunate ones aren’t we?


Everyday after diner we take a walk.



Typical child love chocolate cake! =)


Jayden and I had a special, “JJ & Mommy Day” at the Zoo






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7 Responses to The Typical Child

  1. Mom says:

    Levi (and you) are doing a great job. So glad he’s in our lives.

  2. Georgia says:

    Amanda, you and Josh are great with both boys and you can tell. Your boys are awesome in my eyes. They both are the same in my eyes. I love them both!

  3. Andrea says:

    That is fantastic news! 🙂 The four of you just keep on rocking this strange journey called life! 😉

  4. Josh Todd says:

    We sure are the lucky ones babe!

  5. Terri says:

    This is no surprise to me; I know his family! They are awesome!!!

  6. Terry L Todd says:

    So glad to see Levi and all four of you thriving. God bless you, every one.

  7. Amanda says:

    Aw thanks you guys!!! It’s so wonderful to be so supported! It makes all the difference in the world to us!

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