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How A Barium Swallow Study Helps Determine If Your Baby With Down Syndrome Is Aspirating While Eating

If you’re new here, I’d love for you to sign up for our posts by email so we can stay connected. Thanks for visiting! Due to the low muscle tone that is common in children diagnosed with Down Syndrome Noah was having difficulty drinking from a bottle, and we were concerned he was aspirating.  We brought him to Baylor Medical [Read More…]…

Noah’s First Home Video!

I’ve got to be honest.  I would have never guessed in a million years that when Abbie and I made the trip to the hospital to deliver Noah we’d be brining home a little boy with Down syndrome. As you can read in Noah’s birth story, we had no idea Noah had Down syndrome until [Read More…]…

Introducing Noah David Smith

I took this video while in my wife’s room at Medical City in Richardson just a few days after our son was born.  This is his first every video appearance. I’m sure there will be many more. (Edit: Starting on May 28, 2011 I am starting a segment called “Noah’s Minute” where I’ll be posting [Read More…]…

Our Son Was about To Give Us The Surprise Of Our Life

On December 15, 2010 we had our first son, Noah David Smith. This is one of the first pictures we took with him as he entered the world. I couldn’t believe how incredibly beautiful he was, and he couldn’t hold that huge smile of his back. It wasn’t until a few hours later that I [Read More…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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8 Tips To Help A Child With Down Syndrome Ski For The First Time!

Over the Christmas holiday we took a trip to see Noah's grandparents (who happen to live in the … [Read More...]

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Watch Michael Mullins, A Man Born With Down Syndrome, Sing The National Anthem At A Boston Red Sox Game

My wife sent me a link to this really cool story yesterday about  38 year old Michael Mullins (who … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Therapy

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own

http://youtu.be/39iC8Wu1d8I We're proud to announce that Noah reached another major milestone … [Read More...]

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Signing Update: Noah’s First Sign Language Sentence!

We're a huge fan of teaching Noah baby sign language to help him communicate with us. We have been … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Parenting

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I Hate Petechia.

One of the biggest surprises after raising a child with Down syndrome these last (almost) three years is how little I actually think about Down … [Read More...]

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Noah’s First Time To Roll A Ball Back And Forth On The Floor…And The Laugh I Love!

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 … [Read More...]

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