The month of October is National Down Syndrome awareness month which is a time set apart to help show the world that what it’s like raising a child born with Down syndrome.
We encourage you to check out these 16 Ideas To Help You Create Awareness For Down Syndrome Awareness Month, as well as this list of Down syndrome blogs to help you make an impact, and “meet” some new people!
What are yo doing this month for Down Syndrome Awareness Month?
Check out Noah’s developmental milestones!
It’s hard to believe we’re closely approaching Noah’s third birthday! It seems like only yesterday we were learning the news that Noah was born with Down syndrome. We’ve learned a lot these past (almost) three years that’s for sure!
Not only have we learned a lot, but Noah has achieved a lot. We put together this list of his developmental millstones just to keep track. Feel free to check out the link and look at all the things this little kid has accomplished in his few years on earth!
By the way, in case you haven’t heard, Noah is going to be a big brother! We are so excited!!! (Be sure to check out this great article Life News did about Noah’s story, and our announcement on him becoming a big brother.)
In other exciting news, Noah’s Dad Facebook page passed the 50,000 mark this weekend! It’s been so much fun getting to know everyone through that page!
What has been going on in your child’s life? Leave a comment and tell us about it.
Noah,and his buddy JP. Hanging out before The Porch!
It’s true that our son likes to make friends everywhere he goes. In fact, on occasion he likes to swing by a young adult ministry in Dallas called the Porch and hang out with his friends, eat some free food, and of course, give away lots of free hugs!
I can’t express how great it is to work at place where there are so many people who love on my son. As a parent it’s important to me to have as many positive role models in my child’s life as posable; this is true of any child, Down syndrome or not. As you can see from the picture, not only do my co-workers / friends love Noah, but he loves them as well. #EpicWin
As I’ve said a million times, I love being Noah’s dad!
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?