Downs Syndrome


8 lessons about Down Syndrome in the first 8 Months as a Daddy (again). 16

by Little Bird turned 8 – months – in July.  Other than my weird obsession with the Number 8, there’s nothing significant about that anniversary. However, this is the last time I get to do the “baby-thing”; it’s already passing in the blink of an eye.  I recently paused to […]


It Doesn’t Matter How you Spell Down’s Syndrome. 17

by I don’t care how you spell Down’s Syndrome.  Spelling won’t affect my son future, open or close doors, or affect his enjoyment of life. That said, I get enough nasty emails attacking my spelling that I would like  an Open Response to link back to.


No Mas: Stop police violence against Citizens with Downs Syndrome. 8

by Last night, I hugged Little Bird a little tighter. I savored the moment a little longer –  the feeling of this beautiful little boy snuggling up to me, curling his legs into my chest while he slept.  I burned the image of him sleeping, peacefully, in my arms, into […]


10 Reasons I need a smile from Little Bird. 1

by Dear Little Bird, Its been 12 weeks.  It’s time for you to smile.  Intentionally…not those “sleep-smiles” that are so flippin’ adorable. Here are 10 reasons I really need you to stop crying and give us that first intentional smile, Little Bird. Love, Poppa Bird


Would you like to trade babies? (Just kidding)

by Momma Bird tried to warn me that these first few weeks were going to be rough.  She said (paraphrasing) that babies  drive you to the precipice of exhaustion, and right when you are about to jump off, they bust out a smile or a giggle and invigorate you for […]