My Molly the Rock Star #DownSyndrome

by Carrie with Children with 16 comments

Last week, I got more validation that Molly, is indeed, a rock star.  Then again, I didn’t need to tell you that, did I?

At Molly’s occupational therapy appointment on Wednesday, Molly climbed right up in the toddler chair and begin to play with the toys at the table.  Not a big deal to me…I’ve seen her do this same thing at home many times.  Her therapist, on the other hand….was shocked!

Children with Down syndrome have weak muscles and weak body tone.  Typically, at our occupational therapy appointments, a stool or “shelf” is placed under a child’s feet when they are sitting in a chair, to offer stability when sitting.

However, with my rock star Molly – no stepstool or “shelf” is necessary.  Her torso, or trunk as some call it, is sturdy and steady!

Just last weekend at Disney World, she was really showing off at the coloring table.  She sat there for probably 30 minutes, just hanging out…feet dangling under the table, just like a big kid! She’s a total rock star that continues to defy odds!




  • LeeAnn

    Yay Molly! She is definitely a rock-star!

    I absolutely LOVE that top picture. She has such a beautiful smile, and her pictures always put a smile on my face. 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks LeeAnn! I took that top picture the other morning right after she woke up! She’s such a happy girl in the morning!

  • Pam King

    Way to go Molly! Rock on!

  • Glenda Cates

    Way to go Molly you are a Rock Star.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you, Glenda! She’s such an awesome kid 🙂

  • Danielle

    She is a rock star! That’s a hard skill for any baby.

    • Carrie with Children

      You are so right, Danielle! Seems so simple, but it’s tough for a baby! Thanks for reading!

  • Mary Dailey

    She is so adorable! Apparently, she has mild Downs Syndrome. This is a good sign.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you, Mary! We are so proud of her!

  • April

    Hi Carrie! I wanted to get a hold of you because I follow this blog, “We Have It All”. Danielle is currently pregnant and just found out that her precious little boy has Downs. I immediately thought of you and thought you and Molly might be an inspiration to her. I’m sure you can relate to all of her feelings and emotions. Here is her post:

    april@ Party of Five

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you April! I sent her an email yesterday. I hope to hear from her, I’d love to talk with her. I really appreciate you sharing the post too! I can definitely relate to those emotions.

  • Melissa

    She IS such a rock star! That top picture is one of my favorites too!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! She’s such a happy girl when she wakes up in the morning, I couldn’t not take her picture 🙂

  • Mrs. Tuna

    Molly gets prettier every day!