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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Caterpillars and Chromosomes

Caterpillars and chromosomes...sounds like a really odd combination doesn't it? Wondering what they have in common? I'll show you!

This is a scanned copy of a print out of Kayla's chromosomes. You'll see the big arrow pointing to her 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. In Kayla's printout they look pretty small, but I've seen other chromosome printouts where they are a little longer.


One mom (who has a daughter with Down syndrome) saw another child's chromosome print out and she saw caterpillars! Cute little caterpillars. The first 2 going one way, and the 3rd one going a different direction (which you can kind of make out with Kayla's print out too).

So what did she do? This creative mom made some artwork with her caterpillar idea "Go Your Own Way" - genius isn't it?

Becky has a whole line of "Go Your Own Way" designs on shirts, onesies, tote bags, etc, along with some other caterpillar-inspired creations.

Of course I had to order Kayla a tshirt. As soon as we opened the box Kayla was taking her shirt off and handing me the caterpillar shirt saying, "on mommy!" I, of course, obliged her, and she returned the favor by posing for a picture for me!




I also wanted to ask for some prayers for little Gabriel. Gabe was born with some serious heart conditions and has already undergone open heart surgery. On May 15 he will have another open heart surgery. Emily, of Lovely And Amazing is asking for prayers and good vibrations. Feeling the Love across Cyberspace

31 comments:

Jessica said...

That t-shirt is too cute!

Miranda said...

She looks so sweet in her new T-shirt!! I really have to order one for Shaylee.

Amy said...

I LOVE that shirt! What a very clever idea. And thanks for posting a picture!

And Gabriel will be in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know!

LauraJ said...

Kayla has beautiful chromosomes er, I mean catterpillers! A calls them callerpillars. She's just too cute for her T-shirt!

Anonymous said...

that is truly someone who uses their imagination and spirit !! the t-shirt is a Grand idea!! and so cute... and of course, Kayla is a cutie putie!!! My prayers are with Gabriel, may God hold him gentle in his arms and give the surgeons the skill they will need to do open heart surgery..

Shelley said...

Oh that tshirt is great - I want one for my Hannah! Will definitely say a prayer for Gabriel - he looks like a gorgeous little fellow.

PEA said...

I really dislike caterpillars but in this case I do think they're cute! lol I really found it interesting to see the chromosone print out...they DO look like caterpillars! That tshirt is just too adorable...you can tell how proud Kayla is of wearing it:-) xox

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I love that shirt!! She looks gorgeous in it too.
Prayers go up.

Sara said...

I love those tees...I need to get one for Nathaniel! Kayla is growing into a beautiful little girl ( not that she wasn't as a baby :p ) She always puts a smile on my face!!

*~chelle~* said...

That is too adorable!

Type (little) a said...

Adorable.

I think Kayla is really starting to look like you, Michelle. (so weird to "misspell" my own name, LOL)

Sending good wishes to Gabriel.

:-)

Linda said...

What a wonderfully creative idea. The shirt is adorable.
I'll be praying.

Beck said...

That is just the CUTEST photo! Gabriel is my prayers.

Carrie! :o) said...

What an adorable idea and observation! They really do look like caterpillars! Love her shirt! She looks super cute in it! :o)

PastorMac's Ann said...

She looks adorable! That's a great color on her.

Anonymous said...

I just might order a t-shirt for Anna!

Rachael

Catch said...

That t-shirt is adorable....and of course so is the little cutie wearing it!!!! Prayers for Gabriel, what a beautiful little boy..

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh SO adorable!

I will most certainly take some time out for Gabe on the 15th.

Nisa said...

Cute shirt, gorgeous Kayla.
I love the picture. That color really suits her.
I'll be praying for little Gabe.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What an awesome shirt! I love how delighted she looks that she's wearing it.

Thanks for letting us know to pray.

-Andrea

Sue said...

First - how neat is it to have that print-out of her chromosomes. The t-shirt is just way to cute - I love the idea. I'm sure it makes her feel special.

Gabriel will be in my thoughs.

Christina said...

That is so cute! Great pic of Kayla too.

S. said...

The shirt is adorable, and Kayla really does get cuter and cuter. She is a great model!

kittyhox said...

Your little girl is such a doll. She is one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen. And she just radiates joy.

You're so blessed! Thanks for sharing your family with us.

Omaha Mama said...

Love that tshirt! Makes me think of that song, You Can Go Your Own Way...not sure who sings it???

Two beautiful pictures, two beautiful kids. I will pray for that precious child. And for your precious one too.

Trace said...

The tshirt is so so sweet. Very cute indeed! :)

Little Gabriel is also in my prayers.

Rikki said...

Those T-Shirts are the cutest thing. I must get a few for Sean, too. Thanks for the link.

K.T. said...

Oh I love the shirt!!!!!
Will keep Gabe in my prayers!!!

Mama Mia said...

Love the t-shirt! I'm going to get one for Grayson. She looks so cute in hers!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute shirt! It looks really nice on her!The chromosomes so look like caterpillars.
I'll be keeping Gabriel in my prayers.
loveya,
mimi

A Special Family said...

I am going to order one of those t-shirts for my future child. Sounds like a great charity to support!

I will be praying!!