On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eat It Up!

Will is doing lots of fun and new things. He is eating baby food and baby cereal. He really seems to like the stronger flavors. So far carrots and prunes seem to be his favorites. He is bringing toys to his mouth. He is grabbing his feet and has ALMOST managed to get a toe in his mouth. He is a crazy babbler...especially when he has a mouth full of carrots or prunes since those stain the worst! He is really starting to react to familiar voices even when they are far away. Best of all he continues to smile with his whole body. We just eat every little bit of it up:)
All these little accomplishments pass most babies by without much celebration. At the Bartosch house we get really excited about small things. We know that these little things are HUGE. It makes me sad that I can't just assume that he will do all the normal stuff when he is supposed to, but it also makes me grateful that no accomplishment, big or small, will ever go undetected or uncelebrated in our lives!

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