Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mason's Smiles

(Mason's 15 Month old pictures that I had trouble loading
on to my February 28 "Hold on to Dear Life" post)

Mason's Smiles:

Look at Mason! He loves to smile for the camera!
He was 15 months old on.... Feb. 30th , well
since there is no Feb 30 I guess it was Mar. 2nd.
And the big news: he almost hit 16lbs!

Mason still thinks he does not need to sleep much!
He spends most of the night being spoiled in my arms,
but occasionally I can transfer him to the swing for a
break in the middle of the night! I don't know
what I would do without this swing!!!

Mason loves to play with his brothers and sister! They
always make him smile and laugh. This is Mason on
big brother Preston's back. You can sures tell they
are brothers. I think they have the same smile.

Mason is wearing his "24 hour halter monitor" here. The first
time, (since he was really little)is in this picture in February.
He didn't seem to mind it much. But this week we did it
again and he was pretty upset about it. He wanted to rip
it off! This is to check for arhythmias since we stopped
his aryhthmia medicine. The first one showed no problems.
And the second one I haven't heard back on yet.

Mason is scooting all over the place and getting into
everything down on his level. He was trying
to play legos here with his big brothers. After
he scoots across the house he is usually breathing
really heavy. It's a lot of work for a broken-hearted
little guy! We love to see him move around though!!

Mason still fits in the kitchen sink for a bath.
Sometimes that is just much easier!
And look how good his scar looks.
Vitamin E oil has been our secret potion.

Mason likes to sit up at to the bar with all the other kids.
He feels so big to join in their fun.

I came across a quote this week while reading the book
The Silhouette of a Wish, during some of my late night
hours with Mason when he doesn't want to sleep. I love
this quote because it definitely pertains to my life!

"Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober;
not to make us sorry, but to make us wise;
not to make us despondent, but by its darkness
to refresh us as the night refreshes the day;
not to impoverish , but to enrich us."

by: Henry Ward Beecher

Have a great weekend! Thanks for being a Miracle Mason fan!
With gratitude, Summer


Keri said...

So glad that Mason is doing well, Sum. You are just amazing to enjoy the journey with him. Thanks for the powerful reminder in your other blog. So sorry to hear about Gracie.
I love and miss you and wish you strenth in your trials of every day. Someday you will sleep thru the night again!

Erin Goff said...

I can't believe how good Mason looks. He is a miracle! You are wonderful parents.

cici said...

just adorable.... Prayers and good thought for your little Mason.