In my last post I mentioned how much joy it brings me to see Noah doing things that typical children do. When we first learned Noah was born with Down syndrome I remember wondering if I’d ever get a chance to play with Noah the way I thought I would before I knew he had Down syndrome…if that makes sense. In fact that was one of several fears I had about rising a child with Down syndrome…that never came true.
Noah’s almost two years old in this video and it seems like he is in a stage right now where he is achieving new developmental milestones every day, and I love it! In today’s video you’ll actually see two of my favorite things Noah’s starting to do, laugh out loud and roll a ball back and forth on the floor!
Words can’t describe how proud I am of this little boy. His fine motor skills aren’t developed enough to control his “push back” of the ball (though they are quickly getting there) however as you can see in the video he is working hard to push the ball back towards me once it comes to him. Rolling the ball back and forth is really the first “game” we’ve gotten to play together, so it’s been fun as a dad to finally be able to interact with him like this. I could seriously play this game with him all day!
Something else I could do all day is listen to his laugh. I mean seriously, how cute can one kid be? (By the way, if you want to see something super adorable check out his laugh when he was just a few months old!)
It’s so much fun playing with Noah and seeing how expressive he has become. His little face lights up my life!
Parents, moments like these are priceless. Don’t forget to savor everyone of them because they come and go fast. Kids don’t stay kids for long, and if you close your eyes you’ll miss them! And if you’re a new parent of a child born with Down syndrome I hope videos like these give you hope and encouragement. You may be scared now, but you have a lot to look forward to…trust me!
Has your child started rolling the ball back and forth yet? Also how old was your child when they started to laugh? Leave a comment and let us know. Not only do we enjoy reading your comments, but they are helpful to all of the other parents who read our blog as well.