World Down Syndrome Day 2016

World Down Syndrome Day 2016

Not one single day goes by that the joy of Welles doesn't overwhelm our home. Not one single day goes by without countless hugs, smiles and giggles from that boy. Not one single day goes by that I don’t thank the heavens above for my sweet son AND his diagnosis. That’s right, I’m grateful that my son was born with that one extra chromosome causing him to be a beautiful child with Down Syndrome! I celebrate the heck out of Down Syndrome and the individuals that have it! Sure, it might add some extra doctors appointments and learning curves (for him and us), and sure, there are some inconveniences with added health precautions and therapy for speaking, mobility, and day-to-day activities… BUT that’s nothing when you get the trade-off of looking into the eyes of the purest little soul of the happiest little human, every. single. day.  So while this is something our family celebrates daily, we love that the rest of the world has the chance to celebrate and advocate on March 21st!


When my friends over at Oilo proposed doing a “big boy” nursery for Welles in celebration of WDSD, I was thrilled. Thrilled and touched to have multiple companies posting and recognizing this special day, and also thrilled to create a fun, bright and happy little space for Welles to learn and explore in.

I’m truly grateful to all those out there advocating for my sweet boy and his pals. We still have a long way to go, considering individuals like Welles are still institutionalized and undervalued in some parts of the world. So today (and every day) you’ll find me over here and on Instagram shouting their worth! Feel free to join in. ;)

Hope you enjoyed the pics of his amazing new “big boy” nursery. Be sure to enter in to win his “Celebratory” giveaway, below!

Room Details:

Crib: Stokke

Bedding: Oilo Studio

Glider: Oilo Studio

Dresser: Ikea

Dresser Paint: Sherwin Williams

Dresser Hardware:Ikea

Wall Paper: Sissy & Marley

Rug: Wayfair

Pouf: Wayfair

Art: Minted, Minted, Minted and Minted

Changing Pad/Topper: Oilo Studio

Side Table: Project Nursery

Table & Chairs: Wayfair

Window Treatment: Wayfair

Lego Storage: Wayfair

Tree Shelf: Babyletto

Light Fixture: Oilo Studio

Planter Decals: Urban Walls

Planter: Ikea

Whale Toy Box: Bannor Toys

Wooden Toys: Bannor Toys

Side Lamp: Target

Mustache Pillow:Blabla Kids

Elephant: Blabla Kids

Plush Blanket: Saranoni

Books: BabyLit Books

Now, let's get to some fun stuff for you! HUGE giveaway. The companies below wanted in on the celebration and have offered these prizes in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. Seeing them post Welles using their products is such a great way to share his face with people who may know nothing about Down Syndrome. I love that through these awesome people, we are spreading his message far and wide. Awesome stuff, now enter!

Big Celebratory Giveaway

Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat,Buzz Xtra Stroller, $200 Oilo Gift Card, $100 Bannor Toys Gift Card, As Darling DoesHero Backpack, $50 Blabla Kids Gift Card, $100 SaranoniGift Card, $100 Tnees TpeesGift Card, $75 Lulu & Roo Gift Card, $30 Swim Zip Gift Card, $60 Babylit BooksGift Card, One Pair of Freshly Picked Mocs, Taylor Joelle Designs Dress, PujBig Kid Bundle, BabyhomeHigh Chair, $200 Minted Gift Card, Fawn Design Diaper Bag, $20Resqueeze Gift Card, $50 Tubby ToddGift Card, Meal Plan Subscription and Plate from Super Healthy Kids, Play Mat from Gathre, Breeze Pack and Play from 4moms, $200 MunchkinGift Card, $100 Rags to Raches Gift Card, $50 A Dash of SassGift Card, $25 Littlest Warrior Gift Card, "mama" Necklace from Made by Mary,  and $100 Joss & Main gift card!

The Celebratory GiveawayThe Celebratory Giveaway

Easiest pack-n-play

Easiest pack-n-play

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'