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.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Will the Elephant

Sorry I have been slacking on posts...it is crazy around here.  If Will's appointments, therapies and school aren't enough...its Christmas time and I just started my winter job.  I know everyone has stuff in their life so I am not looking for sympathy...just an excuse:)
Anyway, here is Will signing and imitating an elephant!  Both huge accomplishments for him.  Another accomplishment being 'flared' in this post is his new ability to climb in the big chair.  He pulls out the footrest and uses it as a ladder and then just sits up there so proud, sometimes 'reading' a book that he had placed there earlier while planning the whole thing. 
Will's animal sounds are getting better and make Ron and I roar in laughter:)  More to come!