Thursday, July 17, 2008

Count Your Bessings

Mason has curly hair and I love it!!!

Mason's Aunt Bridgette gave us this sign to hang by his crib.

I truly count Mason's life as a double blessing each day. I love this sign. We also hung it on his hospital crib while he was there for his 2nd surgery. Everyone passing by commented on what a beautiful quote.

As an update: Mason had his 6 month shots (at 7.5 months old) on Tuesday. He weighed in at 12 lbs 1.5 oz and 25.5 in. ! Yeah! Dr. Whiting was pleased w/ the weight gain and I am too of course. Heart Babies can gain weight exclusively nursing ( especially if they want to nurse every 2 hours round the clock like Mason)! Not that I haven't tried to add fortified bottles, but he is way too picky and way too smart. The bummer was the 104 fever he got that night from his shots (Oh was he fussy!). I just chalked it up for another sleepless night with Miracle Mason.

For the love of Mason, here are a few of my blessings:

*Miracle Mason joining our family (that counts twice!)

*Mason loves to be cuddled (at least he'll cuddle even if he doesn't like to sleep)

*Mason loves to nurse (learning how to nurse at 3 months old is amazing, especially
for a heart baby)

*Mason's beautiful smile

*Mason's adorable curly hair

*Mason loves to babble ("talk") to his family

*Mason rolls over from tummy to back (first time was 2 days ago)

*Mason is so loved by his 3 brothers and 1 sister (they shower him w/hugs & kisses)

*Mason is 7 1/2 months old! (recently there have been too many heart babies who've gone home to Heavenly Father.)

*Mason is a fighter

*All of the prayers & priesthood blessings given on Mason's behalf

Mom and Dad love you Mason!!

Thank you to all our family and friends who continue to pray for our Miracle Mason.


Simmons Family: said...

Mason is definetly a double blessing...all these little heart babies are little miracles! I'm so impressed that he continues to breastfeed so well and still gain weight. Owen is on nasty pregestemil so that is why is he so chunky and won't eat orally.

Love his curls!


Cord said...

Thanks for the update. We look forward to seeing you guys in Oct.

Cord and Family

queenieweenie said...

I love that sweet.

Glad little Mason is doing well.

Marcae said...

What a blessing Mason is. He is darling and I love the curly hair. I'm glad to hear that he is doing so well. I think of you guys all the time.