Alex was diagnosed with Williams syndrome when he was six weeks old. We read the pamphlets and went to the Williams Syndrome Association website. We found a lot of information about the types of things that Alex would probably not be able to do.

When Emmy was born, we didn’t know she had Williams syndrome. But, after spending a few days with her, I could tell that something was different with our little girl.

It's hard to believe now but 26 years ago, when I was pregnant with Ben, having your first child at 35, was considered "old". But we were thrilled, and my husband Gary and I approached this special time with all the attention we had given our careers.

Moments in Time: Parents write about special moments in the lives of their children with Williams syndrome