And now begins my search for the perfect slipper socks, and then the perfect walker shoes.
All the walker shoes that people so generously gave to us are too big still for Evie. I evidently passed my genes of small feet on to her. Side note: someone in middle school once asked me if my feet were bound in China. I have tons of sarcastic remarks now to this, but all I said was a scathing "No." At this point, if someone asked me that, I would ask them if my feet looked like they were broken and then unnaturally curled into a ball. But that is for another day. For now, I am glad that Evie has cute feet, and I get to buy her cute shoes and save the gifts for later.
In Amazon's generous bounty of goods, I found 2 great shoe brands. Evie is not walking yet, so she doesn't need huge treads on her shoes. But she does need Velcro and/or long socks that she can't pull off completely. Hence the victorious finds of 2 kinds of products:
Pink cowboy "boots"!
These slipper shoes really are clever. They are comfy, warm, and Evie has not been able to pull them off yet. We are big fans.
This was quite a frivolous post. Sorry if you were looking for something deep about Down Syndrome. I will say that I think Evie might not be the only one with Down Syndrome who has really small feet for someone her age. Many kids with DS are smaller in stature, and can have shorter limbs. Evie actually has pretty long limbs though, and Daddy secretly hopes that she will like playing and watching basketball. She is also rather tall, and measured in at 29 1/2 inches today at the hospital. Here's to our pink cowboy boot-wearing basketball player!
Stay warm, everybody!