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Noah’s First Sign!

first signToday 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.

 

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One Cute Wave!

baby down syndrome waving hello

Hi!

Speaking of smiles, this little boy’s smile is contagious. Don’t you think? 🙂

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Noah’s All Smiles At Occupational Therapy

special needs occupational therapyIf 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.

-(Noah’s Dad)

What sort of therapy is your child involved with?

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Ask Me Anything You Want! Seriously!

what is down syndrome awareness month

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!

It’s incredible.

So I invite you to check it out! 

I look forward to your questions, comments, and reading your stories!

Noah’s Dad

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Noah’s Heading To New York For the Times Square Buddy Walk Kick Off 2012!

buddy walk times square 2012 new york nyc

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! 🙂

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Hi, I’m Noah. Nice to meet you! :-)

Cute baby with Down Syndrome Waving Hello

Hello everyone! 

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?

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Happiness.

Cute Baby With Down Syndrome Smiling Eating Food Noah's Dad

One happy baby!

They say the best things in life are free, and when you become a new parent you understand just how true that statement really is.

I love watching how the littlest things can make this boy’s face light up with joy.

A child is a great remeinder to remember what is really important in life. Ahhh….it’s good to be a parent!

What are some of the things in your life that brings happiness?

By the way, be sure to check out Noah’s Dad Youtube channel where you can watch some of our one minute videos!

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Noah Makes A New Friend In New York!

Life Goes On Actor with Down Syndrome (Corky)

Noah loves meeting new friends! 🙂

Noah loves making new friends!

While in New York, Noah got the chance to hang out with Chris Burk; aka: Corky, from Life Goes On. In case you weren’t aware Chris Burk is an actor who was also born with Down syndrome, like our son. And as you can tell Noah had a great time! In fact, I don’t think this kid’s ever meet someone he didn’t like. 🙂

Noah had a blast meeting so many great people in New York, and we hope to have some videos up of Noah’s meeting with Chris on the Noah’s Dad youtube channel soon.

We hope everyone is having a great week!

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Don’t Forget To Smile!

noah's dad having out in new york!

This is another one of my favorite pictures from our son’s first tip to the Big Apple.

He may only have been a year old when this picture was taken, but he reminded me of an important life lesson; never stop smiling!

It doesn’t matter what this little boy is doing, he almost always has a smile on his face. I love it!

So today, no matter what’s going on in your life, remember this import lesson from a 1 year old…don’t stop smiling!

Noah’s Dad

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Yes, Even Noah’s Dad Likes A Good Nap!

noah's dad and baby noah sleeping in new york

There’s nothing like a good father-son nap! 🙂

Noah had a blast in New York, in fact he even got to meet a model with Down syndrome!

But if you’ve ever been to NYC before, you know how tired you can be at the end of the day. My wife snapped this picture of Noah and I after a full day of walking around. (And Noah’s dad carrying him in his carrier all day.) 🙂

Ahhhh, it’s good to be a dad!

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