Extra Loved.

For years we have been praying for a child to be part of our beautiful little family.

Then God blessed us with a boy that was made up of a little bit of mommy, a little bit of daddy, and a little bit extra.

And that little bit extra was the biggest blessing of all.

Smooth Operator.

Babies born with Down syndrome often are also born with heart defects. Stephan was born with a Large Ventricular Septal defect. On the 25th of October 2020, one day after...

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The Final Countdown

After finding out that Stephan is going to need surgery to temporarily help his heart heal as much as it can, we had to start planning the “Groot trek” (big...

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Pump Up The Jam

From the first day Stephan was born I started expressing breastmilk for him. Being born at 35 weeks, his cheek muscles and sucking reflex was not fully developed at birth,...

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Trisomy Twenty What?

On the 29th of October we received the confirmed diagnosis of Down syndrome for Stephan. Naturally we were devastated at first. Neither of us had ever known anyone with Down...

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