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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My First Mother's Day and Will's First Indians Game

For Mother's Day we took Will to his first Indians game in Cleveland. It was a bit brisk on the lake but we had fun sitting in the sun, all bundled up, watching the Indians beat the Tigers. It was a great way to spend my first true Mother's Day...holding the baby boy all snuggled under a blanket and sitting next to the other one! It was a good day.
I got the best Mother's Day present too! Ron, I mean Will, got me a Down Syndrome necklace charm. In the picture you can see that the three vertical lines represent the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome and the 47 dots around it represent the total number of chromosomes Mr. Will was given that make him so special. On the back are his initials and his birth date. I love it! Thanks Will, and Ron:)


Angie said...

Andrea-That necklace is absolutely beautiful. How perfect! Happy Mother's Day.

Joyce said...

That's awesome! What a great mother's day present! Love the necklace - it is so sweet! Hope you had a great first Mother's Day!

Mary said...

Love the necklace!