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, January 4, 2011

Will Can Crawl!

Will started crawling on New Year's Day!  It was a happy day:)  It is a bit uncoordinated, but he gets where he needs to go.  And he works so hard while doing it!  Which makes me want to make a list of his accomplishments to date.  It is easy to get caught up in what Will can not do, and forget all that Will can do:)  So Grandma Sandy, this is us seeing the glass half full!  Also thought it might be a good reference for anyone out there with a little that has an extra special chromosome that is wondering what to expect.
Smiled 1.8.10 (1 month)
Cooed 1.13.10 (1 month)
Grasped objects 2.12.10 (2 months)
Grabed feet 3.14.10 (3 months)
Rolled from belly to back 3.18.10 (4 months)
Rolled from back to belly 4.14.10 (4 months)
Started babbling 'baba' and 'dada' 6.27.10 (7 months)
Sat up independently 8.4.10 (8 months)
Self fed Cheerios 8.9.10 (8 months)
Clapped 8.22.10 (9 months)
Waved bye-bye 9.3.10 (9 months)
Got in and out of sit 10.4.10 (10 months)
First tooth 10.11.10 (10 months)
Crawled 1.1.11 (13 months)

A video of Will crawling...

A video of Will clapping and waving...note how well he isolates his little finger and drags the Cheerio:)

You also get a taste of his best fake cough and his relationship with the cup!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am clapping, laughing and crying all at the same time! Love, love, love the crawling video!!!!!!!! Will's glass will always be full it is the rest of the world who needs to see it that way.