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Eating From A Spoon For The First Time

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! We were blessed that Noah was able to breast feed since day one!  However, because of the physical characteristics of Down syndrome, Noah had a difficult time drinking from a bottle. [Read More…]…

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

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 Center to have a barium swallow study preformed, which would essentially tell us if everything was going down the right pipe.

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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…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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36 Companies That Hire People With Special Needs

I recently posted an article about a young man with Down syndrome I noticed working at my local car … [Read More...]

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Meet Nick, A Car Dealership Employee With Down Syndrome!

I'm always excited and encouraged when I'm out and about and spot someone with special needs working … [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

Our Son Rides The Short Bus…And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

Today our four year old boy, who we love dearly, rode the school bus for the first time. The short school bus. The short … [Read More...]

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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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