The blog-hop prompt for this week was to present in a new way that you don’t usually do—a vlog, a poem, artwork, etc. Well, I don’t vlog, I don’t write poetry, and I’m not particularly artsy. But it occurred to me that something I didn’t used to do was show pictures where Sam looked particularly like he had Down syndrome. I don’t know why—I really don’t feel like I was in denial or anything. I just preferred pictures where he looked like any other baby, you know? Pictures where the first thing I noticed wasn’t what was different about him. I fairly quickly moved past that, but it does still bother me that I used to decide not to post pictures simply because his difference from other babies was more noticeable. So for my “In a New Way” post, I give to you baby pictures of my sweet Sam where I feel his features of Down syndrome are on full and glorious display. I love these pictures now, and I’m glad I didn’t delete them. I’m glad I simply stored them away for a time when I could look at them with happiness and not with pity for an amazing little guy who has never needed my pity.