Help Your Child Learn To Crawl Up Stairs With These 7 Tips!

It’s been a fun time in the Smith household lately, as our son has had developmental explosion recently. In the last few months he has sat up by himself , gotten his first tooth, begun to self feed, has become a master inchwormer, and has pulled himself up to a standing position for the first time!

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Where Our Son Stands After 5 Months Of Pediatric Treadmill Training

We’re in full swing when-is-this-kid-going-to-take-his-first-steps mode around our house. And it isn’t just his mother and I who are excited about Noah learning to walk…. I can tell by the look on Noah’s face that he really wants to take take those first steps. But he isn’t quite there…yet.

On the other hand, he’s one of the fatest inchworm-ers I’ve ever seen!

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A Very Merry (And Much Less Stressful) Second Christmas

It’s hard to believe this is our second Christmas as parents…and especially parents of a child with Down syndrome. Crazy!

This 2nd Christmas as new parents is much different than our 1st Christmas for a number of reasons.

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Noah's First Birthday Party….Penguin Style!

First birthday parties are a big deal…for parents. I am fairly certain that no one remembers their first birthday, however parents cherish it forever and may go a little overboard. I was a little late to the starting gate on Noah’s theme. I had no idea what to do and finally got inspiration from Facebook. Our friends posted pictures of their rubber ducky themed party, and I thought that was such a great idea as Noah really loves baths. My next thoughts went like this:

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Meet Eli, The Physical Therapy Golden Retriever; Noah's New Best Friend

One of the things I really like about Our Children’s House Baylor (Where Noah receives his developmental therapy) is the creative ways they work with children.

Today they brought in an awesome golden retriever therapy dog for the children to play with. And as you can see, it looks like Noah has a new best friend!

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