Progress is a funny thing. Sometimes we go months on months without seeing much change or progress in Welles’ development… right now he is making some big strides and it’s amazing to witness him entering a different bracket of childhood! Did you happen to see him requesting yogurt on my stories the other day? 🙌🏼 To many of you, this may seem small or trivial… but to a mother of a nearly six-year-old who works so hard while taking his sweet time for these milestones, it makes me tear up as I type the words. What a beautiful thing it is to celebrate in life’s simplicity! Welles is recently saying two and three word phrases regularly, his annunciation is drastically improving, he is learning how to use a balance bike, he is understanding (I didn’t say listening ) when we tell him “no”… he is more clear with what he wants and needs, often throwing fits when he doesn’t get those wants/needs or not everyone understands him. (You may be halted by this fit throwing thing and wonder why I placed it as something be celebrated... but to us on the sidelines watching this new determination is truly a cognitive milestone, indeed! ) PROGRESS! Welles has been my baby-like boy for so long... but now he’s pushing himself into the “little boy” life quickly and with so much excitement. Thank you son for teaching us to find joy in the slow-moving days and to appreciate the quickness in which you jump to new realms of childhood. Living this with you is a journey I’m so grateful for. #nothingdownaboutit #bidkidstuff

Progress is a funny thing. Sometimes we go months on months without seeing much change or progress in Welles’ development… right now he is making some big strides and it’s amazing to witness him entering a different bracket of childhood! Did you happen to see him requesting yogurt on my stories the other day? 🙌🏼 To many of you, this may seem small or trivial… but to a mother of a nearly six-year-old who works so hard while taking his sweet time for these milestones, it makes me tear up as I type the words. What a beautiful thing it is to celebrate in life’s simplicity!
Welles is recently saying two and three word phrases regularly, his annunciation is drastically improving, he is learning how to use a balance bike, he is understanding (I didn’t say listening) when we tell him “no”… he is more clear with what he wants and needs, often throwing fits when he doesn’t get those wants/needs or not everyone understands him. (You may be halted by this fit throwing thing and wonder why I placed it as something be celebrated... but to us on the sidelines watching this new determination is truly a cognitive milestone, indeed!) PROGRESS! Welles has been my baby-like boy for so long... but now he’s pushing himself into the “little boy” life quickly and with so much excitement. Thank you son for teaching us to find joy in the slow-moving days and to appreciate the quickness in which you jump to new realms of childhood. Living this with you is a journey I’m so grateful for. #nothingdownaboutit #bidkidstuff

Amazing!!! I love following you guys.. you were the first one O found after my prenatal diagnosis! I know every kid is different, but I love watching Welles and seeing little glimpses into the future💙thank you for sharing him with us!

6 days ago

My son is also 6 and I see the changes. I thought we would be in the “baby” stage forever but slowly see the changes. One thing I love about the slow journey with our kiddos is the snuggle time 💙💛

6 days ago

I am celebrating with you!!!🥳👏 This makes me so happy!!! Any and every milestone is worth celebrating and this is big! Thank you for always reminding us to enjoy it alll!💕💕

6 days ago

That’s awesome! Go Welles!

6 days ago

Love this my friend!! I celebrate with you!! Go Welles!

6 days ago

Love following your beautiful, challenging, loving Family and life. I have left a few texts in the past. I can say firsthand because I had a brother with downs, and know just how challenging life can be for both parent and child. Each small step is a milestone. Enjoy your precious family and the joy that Welles brings. My David lived to be 63 years old. He was the best thing that ever happened to our family. ☀️

6 days ago

Celebrating this sweet milestone with Welles and you!! Every single one, big or small deserves a full on celebration. It is the best feeling in the WORLD as a special needs Mom to see them succeed. It’s amazing how they teach us a new definition of success! We are all lucky to have you and your family in our lives. You have paved the way for so many Down syndrome families simply by sharing your life, love, and truth. 💛💙

6 days ago

Very wonderful: )

6 days ago

So awesome, all of it. And thank you for sharing it with us!

6 days ago

This first caught my eye because my son ate this yogurt today 😋 ...I so appreciate your positive reminders to celebrate all wins and “find joy in slow-moving days” 💕 #asdmom

6 days ago

Gotta love the determination! Way to go Welles!!

6 days ago

I love that you post this kind of stuff! I just had our 3rd baby and he has DS and I know all kids develop at very different rates but it’s helpful to know some realities of other families to help prepare for what may be for us. 💙 Welles is cutie and I think he looks a lot like you!

6 days ago

He’s so awesome 🙌🏼

6 days ago

Yay, Welles!

6 days ago

I work at a Developmental Disability Agency in Idaho Falls. I have 6 kids that I work with consistently and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing stories like this! Some of my kiddos hit milestones like this and it makes my heart smile to hear your success stories! This is huge!!! ❤️

6 days ago

Angel 😭🥰

6 days ago

Yay!!!

6 days ago

So beautiful! I am blessed to watch the transformation of many of these kids and I couldn’t have put it into any greater words 💕

6 days ago

Such wonderful insight! We tend to only see those big moments when we look back, but we LOVE that you're choosing to celebrate them as they happen!

6 days ago

As a mama with sons with speech delays, I can relate to this so much! I get so emotional just from the smallest things and sometimes I feel silly but it’s truly so amazing to watch them learn new things ♥️

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