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Thursday, October 08, 2015

F is for Flexibility

I'm not going to say all, because I know I shouldn't generalize ... but I think a large percentage of people with Down syndrome have hypotonia and loose ligaments. This can allow for greater flexibility.

And Kayla sure is flexible! Not as much as when she was a toddler, but she is still able to stretch and bend in ways that I can't - and not just because I'm an adult and can't move that way!

She used to get up from a sitting position on the floor to standing without using her hands to push herself up. She didn't frequently sleep bent over from the waist, but I have caught her like that a time or two.

Lucas even recognizes that she is more flexible than he is. (And now I realize with that post that I already talked about flexibility for 31 for 21 back in 2013! Guess I'm running out of topics. But flexibility was the first thing that came to me for the letter "F").

Here is just one picture of Kayla being flexible. That doesn't even look comfortable to me!

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