I love this little boy so much! He makes every day 1 million times better.
By the way, in case you were wondering who my first favorite Valentine is a superhero!
One last thing, I recently left a comment on our Facebook page asking people if they ever felt like they somehow caused their child to be born with Down syndrome which generated a lot of responses! If you ever feel that way, I would encourage you to check out a post my wife wrote called “What causes Down syndrome.” We would love to hear you feedback!
- Noahs Dad
Are you looking for some Down Syndrome blogs that are both encouraging and updated on a regular basis? We’ve got you covered!
Click on the link above to check out an ever growing list of blogs about Down syndrome, and if you are a blogger be sure to fill out the form and add your blog to the list as well!
We looking forward to learning more about your story, and helping you connect with other families raising children born with Down syndrome!
By the way, Noah’s Dad is on Pinterest! So if you’re a pinner (or repinner!) be sure to follow us to be one of the first to know when we publish a new post.
This was Noah’s first trip to the beach, and let me just tell you….he is a fan!
By the way, be sure to check out this great list of Down syndrome blogs! There are lots of other parents out there sharing their story, and we’d love for you to connect with some of their stories as well.
I love being Noahs Dad!
I snapped this picture when Noah was just few days old. Heck, I was still googling “what is Down syndrome?” ha,ha!
We’ve come a long way since than, that’s for sure. Every day I fall more and more in love with this little guy. By the way, if you’re a new parent, but sure to check out our new parent’s guide to Down syndrome. It’s a work in progress, but if your new to this journey, like we were 22 months ago, there’s lots of great info there for you to check out.
I love being Noah’s Dad!
Today Noah decided to do something super awesome, and sign for the first time! We are so proud of all the developmental milestones he is accomplishing. It’s so much fun being Noah’s Dad!
Be sure to check out this post on why we are such big fans of Signing Time, and how it can help your child learn to communicate.
And be sure to check out Life New’s article on our Wall of Awesome. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope you’ll check it out, read the stories, share the stories, and add your own! And if you happen to be on Google Plus, be sure to check out Noah’s Dad’s page. We’d love to connect with you there as well.
Has your child ever tried sign language? If so, how did it go? Leave a comment and tell us about it.
Speaking of smiles, this little boy’s smile is contagious. Don’t you think?
If you’ve been following our story for very long than you know I’m one proud dad! I can’t get over the way our little boy greets every obstacle that comes his way with a huge smile. It’s amazing! In fact some people even think smiling is one of the characteristics of Down syndrome. (It’s not by the way.) Although Noah certainly likes meeting new people!
I snapped this picture while Noah was at occupational therapy, and as you can see, it’s just another day at the super fun office for this kid! By the way, be sure to check out the post that goes with this picture. My wife did a great job talking about how imitation is an import milestone for children. It”s great stuff!
Be sure to follow my adventure as Noah’s Dad on Google Plus, and Youtube as well. I look forward to getting to know you this journey as well.
What sort of therapy is your child involved with?
In case you didn’t know October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And in honor of that I wanted to do a few really cool things. Let me tell you about them.
1. Ask me anything you want!
When Noah was born I didn’t know much about Down syndrome and to be honest I didn’t really know anyone at first who I could run the million questions I had by. All of that has changed now, and I want to be a resource for anyone who may have a question, or just may want to know more.
So head on over to this post, watch the video, and ask any question you have for me in the comments. Nothing is off limits. You can ask me questions about Noah’s Birth Story, the characteristics of Down syndrome, when Noah reached certain developmental milestones, what some of our favorite toys are, why we started posting one minute videos, or anything else you’d like.
So if there’s a question that has always been on your mind, now’s the time to ask!
2. The 2012 Down Syndrome Awareness Month Wall Of Awesome
There is such power when we share our stories, so I created The 2012 Wall of Awesome where you can share your story, read the stories of others, and pass them along to your friends. As of today we have almost 8 pages of stories on The Wall of Awesome!
So I invite you to check it out!
I look forward to your questions, comments, and reading your stories!
Noah’s heading to Times Square!
Are we going to be heading to New York City this weekend for the National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk in Central Park! We are super excited.
I’m also super excited because Noah’s picture was selected to be shown on the big screens in Times Square! Be sure to check out the interview we did our local NBC affiliate about the Buddy Walk and Times Square kick off!
If you happen to be in New York this wekend and you see us, be sure to say hello! We would love to meet you.
And wish us luck on meeting some of our favorite stars from Glee!
Are you going to be at the New York Buddy Walk this year? Have you ever been? Leave a comment and tell us about it!
Noah’s having a great time in New York. Today is our 4th day here, and it’s been a huge week!
In fact, today was especially fun because we got to meet Chris Burke (who played Corky on Life Goes On.)
But, to add to the awesomeness, we go to visit a New York City Fire station! Talk about awesome!
Be sure to check out the videos from our trip as well.
Have you ever been to New York? If so, what’s your favorite thing to do there?