Daily Archives: June 7, 2014
The dolls shown are machine molded rubber (solid and soft). These start at $1.50 each and go down to as little as 35¢ each for bulk purchases.
There is a cheaper option that is machine molded plastic (hollow and hard). These start at 75¢ each and go down to as little as 29¢ each for bulk purchases.
Both models are available in pink and brown. Both come with information cards to give with the models that detail fetal development. Spanish cards are also available. By 12 weeks, babies the size of the models have beating hearts and detectable brain waves. They can kick, swim and even suck their little thumbs.
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- I use these precious models on the street to show how real and precious babies are in the womb. I placed one of these in the hand of a heckler who came to tell me that “its just a bunch of cells”. She held the baby dearly and then looked at me with tears in her eyes and told me her grandchild was aborted at this age.
- We have given these fetal models out at our County Fair table and adults as well as children love picking them up and looking at them. It is such a visual for educating everyone how well we are developed at 10 – 12 weeks.
- Children especially love the models. For them, a representation of a baby is not a political affront, it is just a baby.
- These models are perfect for showing the otherwise skeptical pregnant mom or male that believes a baby is a blob of tissue.
- We use these at all our Right to Life events, fairbooths, dinners, youth days at schools. Great way to show the truth – ‘it’s a baby’. Great start to get the conversation going on the pro-life subject. The card with information is just right, basic enough for youth, comprehensive enough and education for the adults as well.
- We gave these little ones out at the Respect Life tent at the Indiana State Fair and so many of the children wanted one of them. They did not know that this is what an unborn child looks like. This is a wonderful, affordable tool.
- I use these babies when I give my talks to the classrooms about the development of babies in the womb. I have done from grade 3 to college. The students are astounded by them when you ask them to compare them to their hands with the additional info of what the baby can do at this stage. I give them to all the kids to keep.
Buzz is the Best Big Brother EVER!
Bunny was okay climbing the stairs and crawling head first on to the platform, but she got confused and scared when it came to skootching around at the top of the slide. These photos are a montage from a series Mama Buzz took of Buzz helping Bunny master the slide at the end of May. I love, Love, LOVE the tenderness in his gestures. 🙂
Yesterday was a big Red Letter Day for the Mascots!
Buzz is 4½ and Bunny is 2½; both are language delayed and in therapy. Buzz was recently diagnosed moderately autistic; they think Bunny is delayed just because she spends so much time with Buzz and copies everything he does. But yesterday, Mama Buzz heard intelligible ENGLISH from both of them in appropriate contexts!
In the morning, Bunny told Daddy Buzz to “Get in the shower!” In the afternoon, they had a play date with one of Buzz’s classmates. Buzz was showing off his marbles and said, “Shiny”, then when he gave them to Mama Buzz to hold, he said, “Here you go.” In the evening, when Mama put dinner on the table, Bunny said, “Chicken!”
Mama Buzz has been watching Buzz with their books and she thinks he may have taught himself to read. She was reading books to her little sisters at that age, so it wouldn’t surprise me. And this may be great news for his speech.
Mama read a book written by an autistic teen-ager who explained what it’s like living inside a brain that isn’t wired like other peoples’ brains are wired. One thing he said was that he knew what he wanted to say, but was so frustrated that he couldn’t get the words to come out of his mouth.
I can see where this might be what Buzz has been experiencing. Before they started using the picture cards, he would get so frustrated trying to express what he wanted. His parents would say, “Use your words,” but he wouldn’t. Couldn’t. Some things he could express; when he wanted his art time, he’d go to the art cupboard and bang on the door. But other things – like “I want a drink of water” – he couldn’t manage. When his therapist taught them to use the picture cards, it freed him to initiate communication his parents could understand.
That teen said he taught himself to read and somehow that helped his brain figure out how to get the words from inside to outside. So maybe that will happen with Buzz! They have a Veggie Tales Bible that is a full OT/NT, not a children’s abridged story book type with loads of pictures. Buzz LOVES it. He will sit for ages, looking at the pages and turning them slowly and in the right direction.
Also, Mama started watching his eyes when she was reading him a story and she says that when she turns a page, his eyes go straight to the text, not the picture. And where there is a page of text on one side and a picture on the facing, his attention stays on the text side for a long time.
Mama said not to get too excited, because autistic speech can come in blurts that aren’t repeated. It’s not like a regular kid who learns a word and then uses it regularly. So please pray that Buzz and Bunny will both keep on keeping on with their language development. Also that Buzz starts to eat more; he’s only a smitch bigger than Bunny. It’s very hard for Mama to get good nutrition into him, because he’s such a picky eater. Also, potty training. Mama would really like to be done with double diaper duty! Thanks.