Rosie had a visit from her friend Ella last week, they went out for lunch and a natter before returning home for some play time. The photo's show Rosie and Ella deep in conversation, I'm not sure what they were talking about but Ella offers a consoling pat on the head, it all looked very serious indeed! Ella is three and a half months older than Rosie and has had a very similar start to her life having been through heart surgery too. I love to follow her progress and (whilst she doesn't know it) she's been an inspiration to me in her own right. Seeing how quickly she recovered after surgery, how she's growing and developing gives me great confidence for Rosie's development too.
We also had some good news on a medical front this week. It's very common in people with Down's syndrome to have an under active thyroid gland (the gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism). Each year Rosie will be checked for this and we were told on Thursday that her thyroid (at present) is perfectly normal.
Next week see's the start of our month of chaos as Harry, Joe and Rosie all celebrate birthdays (we clearly didn't think that one through very well!). I just can't believe Rosie will be one on Thursday where has that time gone?