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.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Signing Time

Will's signs are really coming along!  We borrowed a different Baby Signing Times video from Will's buddy at school and he likes this one even better than the one we have.  http://www.babysigningtime.com/
  He is signing more and more everyday and has started signing with the videos.  He is signing now upon request including 'please' and 'thank you'.  We are working on adding more signs but also on stringing 2 signs together.  So far we have mastered 'more, please'. 
Here are some of my favorites:)

He is doing so well in speech therapy too!  He really likes his therapist and signs even better for her than he does for me.  He still really doesn't have any words that he uses other than 'no', afterall he is 2, but he is trying to imitate more sounds for us.  His receptive language continues to be strong as he can pick out most objects on command.  His animal sounds are getting better too.  I will have to get the 'moo' on video because it is funny!

1 comment:

unc ricky said...

love this video!! my faves are still "all done" and "more"...perhaps you can get those on video...