A (New) Letter To Our Son’s Teachers On His First Day Of School

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost three years since Noah first started to school (and we wrote our first letter to his teachers)…time really does fly! A lots changed in those three years. Noah has a new little brother. He was grown in leaps and bounds. We moved to a new city. And Noah started [Read More…]…

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 bus. Four years ago (before Noah was born) I would have never imagined that we would one day have a child that would literally ride the “short bus.” But the truth is, you never know what [Read More…]…

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 syndrome. I’ve even written about how I often forget our son has Down syndrome. We’ve been blessed in that other than a few small heart issues, Noah’s been a pretty healthy little boy.

He’s doing well in school, meeting his milestones, and dancing all around our house likes a boss! Noah’s our first child, and for the last three years has been the only child in our house (although that’s about to change) so I don’t have another child to compare him to do. So being a parent of a child with Down syndrome is the only version of parenting I know. Raising a child with Down syndrome is my normal. And it’s all good.

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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 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.

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