Meet The Newest Member Of The Smith Family!

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Today we’re excited to announce WE’RE HAVING A BOY!!!

Well, technically  “we’re” not having anything. My amazing wife is having a boy….I have (and had) the easy part! 😉

Introducing Noah’s Little Brother!

Last month we introduced you to Noah’s new sibling for the first time, but today it’s our pleasure to introduce Noah’s sibling, as Noah’s little brother, for the very first time!

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We’re sooooooooo excited that Noah’s going to have a baby brother to play with, grow up with, and love on! We can’t wait to meet him outside the womb!

By the way, we saw a perinatologist today and we’re happy to report that everything looked great! I’ll be writing a separate post about our Doctor visit, our sonogram experience, and how we felt walking in to today’s appointment. But for those of you who, like me, LOVE hearing a baby’s heart beat inside the womb, you can watch our entire sonogram from today below!

We’re thankful to our great God who is the creator, sustainer, and author of all life! – Psalm 139:13-16

Here’s a few more pictures of Noah after learning he has a little brother in momma’s belly! He’s excited and so are we!

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We consider all of our blog readers (except the mean ones 🙂 ) friends, and your encouragement and support these last few years have meant a lot to us. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for giving us glimpses of yours. We’re looking forward to sharing this next chapter of our life with you as well!

We don’t always get a chance to respond to every comment, but we do read each and every one! Please know they are much appreciated!

March 3, 2014 can’t come soon enough!!!

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About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.


  1. Simply incredible! So happy for y’all and that Noah will be the best big brother ever!!!

  2. Carrie Hutchinson says

    Congrats to the whole family! Noah’s picture in front of the gate is soooo adorable!
    And as the Mama to 5 brothers (and 1 sister), I know your boys are going to be amazing friends.

  3. Congratulations SOOO happy for Noah and you all . Do you have a name picked out?

  4. Congrats!! Love all the great pics and every time i see Noah’s smile it makes me smile he is such a happy and handsome lil man. He will be an amazing big brother, keep the pictures coming i love seeing his pic. Momma and daddy yall are doing a great job! I am a mother of 11 month old twin boys and an 13 and 9 year old both girls, they are my life and its great to see other parents who feel the same way about there kids. God bless!

  5. Congratulations! I bet Noah will be an awesome big brother. 🙂

  6. Congrats! 🙂 I’ve been following you on facebook for a while now, and I love seeing all the updates about Noah. I’m so excited for you that he’s going to have a brother!

  7. Cimbry Hansen says

    I’ve been checking Facebook all day waiting to see your exciting news! Our son Ryker has DS and is close to Noah’s age and we welcomed his little brother in May this year! We’re so excited for your family! Congratulations!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS! What a blessing to have another little one. You’re remarkable parents and Noah will make a great big brother.

  9. Congrats!!! Noah is going to be an amazing big brother!

  10. Congrats! I’ve been following you since the target ad blog and have enjoyed watching Noah grow! He’s adorable! Very excited to see your new one too!

  11. This was my first time on your site. Congrats!!! Looking forward to the “rest” of your story!!!

  12. Aw somehow he looks so big in this pictures can’t wait for the new baby 🙂 any names yet ?

  13. Congratulations….My son Dylan who has Down’s Syndrome was my first son..He is now 21…My other boys are Jacob 16 and Mason 10…We let Dylan help us name his younger brothers. Why? Because we wanted names he could pronounce clearly. Just a friendly suggestion..I’m sure you have thought of this but just in case you have not…So happy for your family…..

  14. Sharlene Mackie Ferizi says

    I love this news and that Noah is so excited. I am so happy for your family to be expanding and for Noah to have a baby brother to grow up with and play with. It will be exciting for all of you. Congratulations

  15. Laura in SW Houston says

    Amazing! I watched the whole ultrasound and loved the little beating heart and waving arms and the spine! Congratulations to you all! I’m so happy for Noah to have a brother.

  16. Congrats! Noah will be a great big brother to that little guy!

  17. Congratulations on another little boy! 🙂 We just announced we are also expecting a new baby, this will be #3. I can’t wait to see our daughter Mya ,who has ds, become a big sister. I know she is going to be incredible, and we already know that our oldest Landon loves his sister, and he is so excited about a new baby. I love reading about Noah and can’t wait to hear more about his baby brother. God bless. 🙂

  18. Para Noah,con todo mi amor te mando un abrazote y te felicito por el nuevo hermanito Dios te bendiga corazón hermoso !! Yo soy de Argentina de <Rio Gallegos muy del sur.

  19. SO happy to hear the announcement!!! Very exciting news!!!

  20. Robin in New Jersey says

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  21. This is awesome news. God is so good. God Bless you & your family. 🙂

  22. What a blessing it has been to follow you and your family. Noah getting to be a big brother must be exciting for him. Congratulations!

  23. Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful news, another lil blessing for your amazing family. Noah will be a great big brother you can see the joy and excitement on his face already 🙂

  24. Congratulations to all of you & I know Noah will be a wonderful big brother! I know that one day I mill meet you all in person (since we live in the same town) and I will get to see Noah’s beautiful smile in person. His smile is infectious & makes me smile every time I see him. You both are awesome parents & thank you for allowing us to see in the windows of your lives.

  25. Everytime I see Noah’s smile he makes me smile. I just love his smile. Congratulations on the new one coming. So happy for you and Noah. I bet he so excited he cannot wait. Patients little man. He will be here sooner then you think. Love to all of you !

  26. Congratulations!! We have 7 boys, and they are AWESOME! Seth ADORES his 4yo brother. Can’t land enough kisses on him. Noah will be an AMAZING big brother!

  27. angela walker says

    This is lovely news to wake up to here in the UK, your new baby is going to be born into a house of love & joy. God bless you all, Noah is going to be a super big brother

  28. Gorgeous photos ova gorgeous boy! Xxx

  29. Congratulations! Lovely photos of Noah too

  30. It is a beautiful day…..

  31. AWWW congratulations, that is so exciting. I have 3 boys, one with additional needs not ds. However I absolutely love reading your blog…..what a beautiful family you have 🙂
    Aneela from the UK.

  32. Congratulations to all ! You are truly blessed. Hugs to Big Brother Noah ! (Mommy and Daddy too)

  33. Congratulations!! Such an amazing experience. We are going to “hopefully” find out the gender of our 1st grandchild, due right about the time of your new baby boy! Your family is simply beautiful and I thank you for sharing your life with all of us! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

  34. Congratulations! My husband and I are expecting our first child on March 14, 2014. We just found out its a boy and he is extra special with an extra chromosome. Your blog had been very encouraging and helpful. Enjoy the pregnancy! I’m sure Noah will be an amazing big brother 🙂

  35. I love your comment “we love everyone of you (except the mean ones). LOL!! I know it isn’t true but it made me chuckle. Congrats on the newest little boy you get to raise and Love. Noah will be the best big brother. He’s a doll so I cannot imagine how cute his brother will be. Enjoy the journey to March, it’ll be here before you know it!! YAY!! 🙂

  36. I read about Noah today for the first time and I am so happy that God has blessed you with Noah and his newest brother. March is a great month for miracles as our one and only daughter was born on 3/9 which is 6 days after our 17th wedding anniversary. We will be married 43 years in March and Missy will be 27 years old this March. By the way she also has Down syndrome and is one remarkable lady. We weren’t blessed with another child but our so thankful to God for giving us Missy. God blessing to you all.

  37. Congratulations!!! You and your family are truly an inspiration — to use your talents and gifts that the Lord blessed you with: to not only share the news about DS, but to be a shining light for your faith and a witness to so many! You all deserve the best and all the blessings the Lord can pour upon you! Your site has comforted so many, including our family, as our baby boy with DS just turned 1! Many prayers to the family for a wonderful, safe and healthy pregnancy and birth!! (And for Noah through this exciting time!!)

  38. Será el mejor regalo de Dios que Noha tendrá. Felicidades!!

  39. Mary Gray Whitcomb says

    How exciting!! I am excited to welcome another birthday twin into the world..March 3 is a wonderful day for a birthday!! I loved listening to the heartbeat.. it is such a miracle.

  40. Omg…so happy for y’all Noah is soooo cute!!

  41. Another boy, how wonderful for you guys…xxxx

  42. Congratulations guys! Noah is just the cutest thing ever, bet he will be a great big brother!

  43. As a mom of a son with DS and he is going to be a big brother soon too! I am so excited for you! His name is Noah too!

  44. Congrats! We have a 3 year old girl and just found out we are having a boy with down syndrome due this january. Your page and videos have really helped us as we are learning what ds is all about <3

  45. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing this awesome video with us all Noah looks very excited and you can just tell he will be the best big brother ever xx

  46. Karen mom to six says

    Congratulations on this new little boy that will be joining your family. Noah’s going to be a great big brother and I think it’s awesome that the two of you give God the glory in everything.

  47. Anne Barkhouse says

    So happy for you all. Noah is such a sweet little boy. Love following you all on FB. You are a special family.

  48. Congratulations! I just have to ask, why is your son sitting in the middle of the street?

  49. Andrea Dotzert says

    Congratulations 🙂
    Noah is sooooo Sweet! We have a Little son with Down Syndrom, he’s Name is Finn, he will be 2 years now in October 26.
    He have a Little sister, 5 month. And he Love she!!!!
    I’m sure that Noah will Love his Little Brother, too
    Like to read something about your Family!!!

  50. Andrea Dotzert says

    Finn and Helena

  51. Love the mean ones too Rick 🙂
    Congrats to the whole family!

  52. BIG mazel tov!!!!!

  53. Congratulations to you all! Can’t wait to “meet” your new bundle of joy!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with the world!

  54. CONGRAT!!! Noah will enjoy playing with his brother. cant wait to see the excitment. I am also going to be a auntie to a Down Syndrom baby boy and I cant wait to meet him I love him all ready .. Guess what we are thinking? We wanna name him NOAH also.. I love that name.

  55. Мы вас ЛЮБИМ!!!!!!!!!! ПОЗДРАВЛЯЕМ!!!!!!!!

  56. How lucky your newest little boy is to have Noah as a big Brother!! 🙂

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