He has accomplished rolling over!! That was a VERY exciting moment for all of us. We all huddled around him and watched as he did it over and over....the kids were thrilled!
He has started noticing things and reaching for objects. For a long time I was worried about his eyes and if he could see good. For some reason I have been worried about his eyes since birth. They were really yellow for a long time as he had jaundice, but that obviously cleared up as he got older. Russell didnt seem to fucos or follow objects for a long time either, and that worried me. But I am not worried anymore....he is doing great and I know he can see and focus and I love watching him try to grab things. At six months Russell goes in for a check up and he will see an eye specialist then and redo blood tests and stuff to make sure everything is still good.
I waited a long time for Russell to smile....for me that was a huge milestone. Down Syndrome is a scarey thing at times...I find the scariest part of it is just not knowing...not knowing what exactly his issues will be. We have been told over and over again that Russell is a mild case...BUT...there really is no telling until he gets older. To me when he smiled it was like I knew he was "there" If that makes any sense...I just wanted to know he knew me, to know he was happy...hard to explain what I mean, but I think other Mothers out there in my situation will understand what I am trying to say. Russell giggles now and NOTHING melts me heart more. He is such a happy little fellow and such an easy going content little boy.