Posts tagged: Noah


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Go ahead, ask me about Down syndrome

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July 27th, 2017 - Several weeks ago I took my two youngest sons to a playground near our house. Lately it has been a little (ok, a lot) more...

Transitions

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April 27th, 2017 - For months I’ve been meaning to post an update, but life has been moving so quickly lately that I haven’t had a chance to slow...

Dear Doctor

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October 21st, 2016 - Dear Doctor, I don't even know your name. You gave me possibly the most life altering news I have ever received, and yet I've never even met...

It's Been Hard

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June 8th, 2016 - I was on a walk with the boys one afternoon and ran into a dad with 3 kids on their way home from school. "You...

Bye Bye Baha

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July 12th, 2015 - In Noah’s almost 2 years of life he has had dozens of appointments with the otolaryngologist. Before he was born I didn’t even know what...

Insights from our awesome nanny

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June 12th, 2015 - I've had the incredible opportunity to work for Cameron and Jess watching Landon (and now Noah) over the past few years. I had just moved...

21 Things about Trisomy 21

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March 21st, 2015 - In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day I wanted to share some facts and things our family has learned about DS since having Noah. 1. I...

14 Month Update

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September 13th, 2014 - Noah is now 14 months old. It’s hard to believe that my little 4 pound preemie who was off the charts small for the first...

Inclusion Matters

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February 23rd, 2015 - Several years ago, inclusion wasn’t a topic that I had much of an opinion on. I never really thought about how to integrate people with...

Sleep Study #1

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December 9th, 2014 - A few weeks ago Noah had a sleep study done because we suspect he may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is very common for kids...

Advice I wish I would have followed

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January 8th, 2015 - In the wake of having a child, especially one with special needs, comes lots of advice. Most of it unwanted, some of it helpful, and...

What does therapy look like?

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November 7th, 2014 - Noah was 2 days old when he got his first visit from a physical therapist in the NICU. What in the world could they even...

A Father's Perspective

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November 13th, 2014 - Jess has done a great job telling the story of her pregnancy, Noah's birth, diagnosis and NICU stay, but I also wanted to add my...

2014 Buddy Walk

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October 7th, 2014 - October is Down syndrome awareness month. A little over a year ago I had no idea this even existed. Now that we are plugged into...

What it's really like to have a child with Down syndrome

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September 25th, 2014 - During the weeks after Noah was first diagnosed with Down syndrome, I scoured the internet for information. I know the saying “knowledge is power” sounds...

Hearing Update

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September 18th, 2014 - Last week Noah had an appointment with both the ENT (ear, nose, throat doctor) and the audiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. As I’ve explained in...

Finally Home!

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January 21st, 2014 - After we received Noah's diagnosis when he was 5 days old, we spent another 5 days in the NICU. The doctors wanted to see him...

The Diagnosis

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January 10th, 2014 - Noah was born on a Friday and we were supposed to get the results of the karyotype back by Tuesday. That was the longest weekend...

The Nicu

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January 8th, 2014 - After my sweet but brief introduction to my son, Noah was rushed to the NICU and the next couple hours were sort of a blur....

Our Little Unicorn

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May 23rd, 2014 - You may have noticed in some photos that Noah has an interesting-looking contraption on his head. Although Cameron likes to call him a unicorn, this...

Baby Burrito

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February 1st, 2014 - Yes, we thought it was funny to put our preemie next to items that make him look extremely small. But the burrito photo wasn't our...

Noah's Birth Story

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January 2nd, 2014 - It’s been 8 months since Noah was born. 8 months! How can it have already been that long? I’ve sat down to write this story...

My Pregnancy Story

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January 1st, 2014 - A lot of people have asked me if we knew that Noah had Down syndrome prior to his birth. While we didn’t know about his...

Brothers

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August 1st, 2014 - Our awesome nanny Jessi took these photos of the boys. Same onesie, same blanket, same bald head, even the same toy! Although children with Down...

Chubby Cheeks

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January 29th, 2014 - Doesn't Noah have the sweetest little face ever? I love it. This photo encourages me and here's why. When Noah was first born, he was only...