Posts tagged: Noah


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Big Brother, Little Brother

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April 17th, 2018 - These two. They are the best of friends one minute and the worst of enemies the next. The other morning they were playing happily together...

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...

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...