I was reading a Facebook feed from Reece's Rainbow Adoption Ministry this afternoon. Reece's Rainbow focuses on children from around the world with down syndrome who are adoptable.
There was a woman who is in China right now picking up her two down syndrome children from China. She mentioned that one of the children does not look like he has Downs at all. She was kind of shocked that he looks "normal". He is diagnosed with what is called Mosaic Down Syndrome. I did not know what that was so I did an Internet search on it. I found that in people with Mosaic Down Syndrome some cell groups have the normal 46 chromosomes and others have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome to make 47 cells in a group. (I think I explained it correctly?). In regular Down Syndrome people there is an extra chromosome in all the cell groups not just some cell groups. This search lead me to lists of the different common traits of people with Down Syndrome. I was looking at some images of Downs babies with sandal foot and thought "gee,these little feet look SO familiar!" Anya has feet that look just like these babies. I read up a little more and sure enough Anya has what is called a singular palmer crease on both of her palms. She has always had her cute flat nose that we could not figure out who she inherited it from. Having eight bio children she is the only one to have these unique features. There are other Down Syndrome features she does not have but I thought it was interesting. I wonder if this is information worth investigating farther?
Enough of that ramble.
Here is a little peek at what I have been working on the last few days.
Little girl skirts (just in case you were wondering...)
The next two skirts are not finished yet.
Here are two skirt fabric combos waiting to be made.
Off to sleep.
Warmly, A Dragonfrye Mommy