At the time I did not have time to read it, but late last night I did. I also read the comments. One was from Daniel Niblock, a dad with a young son named Ozzie. He talks about designing a logo for his new blog and used a hand with this crease. Truthfully, I had looked at his website before with Sarah but did not pick up that detail. Why, because somehow this simian crease marker had passed me by.
So this morning when Sarah came down for breakfast I asked to see her hands. The first thing she said to me was, "Small. I have small hands." It's often tiny moments like this that knock me over. I was not aware that she realized she has small hands.
So I placed her hand on mine. She is right. It is small. Smaller than mine at least.
Next I had her open her hands. Sure enough simian creases on both hands!!! I had always focused on her cute little curved pinkie, much more pronounced on her left hand than her right hand.
I wanted to study them, but Sarah had other plans. She needed her hands for making breakfast.
While Sarah was tending to her pancakes, John came home from soccer. I said to him, "Honey, do you know that Sarah has two simian creases on her hands?" He said "Ya, don't you remember when Sarah was born that doctor came in and showed us her hands and her little ears." Honestly, I do not remember that. I remember the doctor talking about other soft markers like the flat bridge on the nose, the short fatty neck, and the curved pinkie, but not the crease.
I love this phenomenon of blogging. Almost twenty years later and I am still learning about this wonderful world of Down syndrome. Thanks to Lisa and Dan for this one.