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Jay Hill

NWA, Arkansas
My wife, who is a practicing Pediatrician and I, a licensed Physical Therapist Asst., are the parents of five children. Our youngest was born on July 29, 2008 with Down syndrome. Our blog is the story of our transition into a new world and the many positive benefits of loving a child with Down... Full Bio
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Closing In On 6 Years Old by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Life has gotten busy around here with jobs and teenage children and getting ready for college that blogging has been shifted to the bottom of the list. But to give an updat ... Read on »
Pictures of John by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John is now 5 and is a very active little boy who is acting more like my other children every day. He is now 90% potty trained and loves playing with his friends at pre ... Read on »
Life Is a Big Classroom by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John is 4 now and continues to learn so much from his family and the preschool that he attends 3 days a week. He enjoys hanging out with his brothers and sister and tryi ... Read on »
Pictures of John by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Here are pictures of John enjoying his summer. This summer has been a time of learning and growing for John. His vocabulary has increased, he has developed a taste for di ... Read on »
Self-dressing by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It is a skill that we take for granted but one that doesn't come natural for our children with disabilities. With one of our goals being independence one day, my wife and ... Read on »
John Loves Life by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John's Pool-time (4 yrs old) John enjoys life and laughter. We get a lot of enjoyment from seeing his enthusiasm and excitement for the simple pleasures of life. ... Read on »
What's the Difference? by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John will be 4 at the end of this month and we grow more in love with him every year that we have him. John had taught us all so much about life and relationships that we ... Read on »
Potty Training by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We are and have been working on potty training with John for a about 6 months now off and on. It is easy for us to loose interest when he looses interest and doesn't resp ... Read on »
It's Been Awhile by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's been awhile since my last post and many things have happened for us that is worthy of sharing. As we continue this journey into the world of Down syndrome, we remain ... Read on »
A Boy and His Dog by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We don't have a dog of our own. But the dog belonging to the family who keeps John loves John and John is crazy about him. Here is a pic that Joy took yesterday ... Read on »
John Turns 3 by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome How time flies. We as a family look back over the 3 years of caring for John and see how the Lord has used this little boy to mature us and to cause us to rethink th ... Read on »
John: Learning and Growing by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It has been a while since my last visit to the blogworld and much has happened. We continue to be blessed with a little Down syndrome boy who never got the memo ... Read on »
A Bad Combination by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Children with Down syndrome have many similarities to children without Down syndrome. But as we all know, there are many differences. A lot of the differences are ... Read on »
A New Chapter - Daycare by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Since both Joy and I work, John has always been babysat by a friend in her home. Recently though, our babysitter has started taking her son a couple of days a week t ... Read on »
John's Encouraging Progress by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John is now unstoppable. He has found his legs and is constantly on the move. Just as with any 2 year old, he is into everything and thinks that he can and should be ... Read on »
An Update on Speech Therapy by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome As a parent, do you ever feel as though other people do not see your child as you do? That they just don't see the same potential, deficits as you. Well, that is whe ... Read on »
The Challenges of Having a 2 year-old...with Down Syndrome by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome John is now 2 1/2 years old and acts more like my other children did at this age than he acts different. He throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way o ... Read on »
Teeth and eating table foods by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Getting teeth is something that has taken longer than expected for John. John began getting teeth after his first birthday, which is considered to be delayed for chi ... Read on »
Hello Again! by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have been away from blogging for many months but have been busy with working with John as well as being Dad to all my other children. These months of being aw ... Read on »
Raising Awareness by Jay Hill Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many of you may have noticed a new button in the left frame of my blog. Last month, I was invited to share my blog with the readers of a community of health bloggers at Wellsp ... Read on »