Happy Birthday Mason, our miracle baby! Wow you are 2 today!
Weighing in at 21 lbs........2 open heart surgeries, and many, many
other medical procedures later you've come a long way! You
were a beautiful little newborn baby, who came 3 weeks early,
weighed in at 5 lbs 5 0z, but had a slightly bluish grey coloring.
Little did we know that coloring was due to your heart condition
that would change your life forever (and ours). We had assumed
you were just quite bruised from your fast delivery into this world.
We were wrong about that, but we wouldn't trade you or the
lessons you have taught us this last year for anything!! (Well,
maybe now I would trade just a little bit of my heart ache
for a new heart for you, Mason! So, you could run and play
with all your siblings and cousins!!!)
This picture was when we brought Mason home the evening
of Dec 2, 2007. He was 2 days old and was held by each
of his siblings, which was dearly cherished later....when he
ended up spending the next 7 weeks in the hospital.
It was time to change Mason's O2 stickers and canula so I
snapped a few cute pictures of him riding his little horse.
Ammon is giving Mason some loves on the bean bag.
But, Mason seems worried he might get pushed off!
Mason still loves drinking water these days, just not a whole lot
anything else! Too bad I can't add some calories some how.
Not walking yet, but still loves jumping in his jumper.
His legs are finally getting some chubs, and getting
stronger too. He'll walk when he's ready.
Mason is taking it easy here, on Thanksgiving Day.
Mason and Daddy on Thanksgiving at Grandma's house.
entertain Mason. He was pushed around in this cutie box
for hours. He laughed and laughed the whole time.
Here is Mason saying "rah". He does this all the time.
He thinks he is scaring us. He also does this late at night
when he should be sleeping...but he is saying
"come on, it's play time"!!
Mason loves talking on the phone. And he also found
a new spot in the house where he likes to sit
since winter hit Utah....on top of the heater vent.
A true 2 year old. If you notice the pencil he's chewing on...
before he put it to his mouth, he was coloring with it on the wall.
I want to thank Mason's Grandmas on this day also
for all their help they give our family:
Mason and Grandma Marilyn (Mark's Mom)
Mason and Grandma SanDee (My Mom)
Mason is always smiling!
Mason is sitting at the bar doing homework with the kids.
I want to tell you how much I love you!
It's more than words can express. I am so grateful to
our Heavenly Father for allowing me to be your
Mommy. I am so so happy this day has come to
celebrate with you your second birthday! A few months
ago when your prognosis was quite grim and devastating
I cried night after night not knowing if we would still have
you here on earth to celebrate this day! As I look back over
the last 2 years, I want to thank you for all you've taught me.
I've learned patience, endurance, faith, hope, love, the power
of prayer, and Heavenly Fathers Plan to higher degrees
than I could have ever imagined! I still have a lot more
to learn and I pray that you still have many more birthdays
here with us.....so you can continue to help me learn
life's lessons. Happy Birthday Miracle Mason!!!