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 11, 2011

Will's Drinking Problem

Will refuses to drink out of anything but a bottle...until last night!  We did our normal dinner routine of placing the cup on his tray while we eat so that he can throw it overboard 100 times and then I can tell him 'no' 100 times.  Then at the end of dinner I always offer him a drink to which he adamantly turns his head away to tell me 'no'.  Last night after telling me 'no' several times, he decided he would give in and try it.  I proceeded to be his biggest cheerleader and it worked because he continued taking sips.  He took sips from his cup all day today and even decided he wanted to hold the cup tonight at dinner.  I guess I finally wore him down:)  I am exhausted from all the cheering.  Now who is more stubborn!

He has to keep one eye on the camera to make sure daddy is still watching!

Check out my cool new T that Grandpa Ron sent me!

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