Saturday, March 7, 2009

6 weeks old!!

Today Hendrix is 6 weeks old! Where did that time go? Here is a mosaic of pictures I made for your enjoyment...and a poem I stold from a friend's blog that melted my heart.


Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a Mom,I never tripped over toysOr forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or notMy plants were poisonous...I never thought about immunizations.Before I was a Mom,I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Chewed on.Peed on.I had complete control of my mindAnd my thoughts.I slept all night.Before I was a Mom,I never held down a screaming childSo doctors could do tests.Or give shots.I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at nightWatching a baby sleep.Before I was a Mom,I never held a sleeping babyjust becauseI didn't want to put him down.I never felt my heart break into a million piecesWhen I couldn't stop the hurt.I never knew that something so smallCould affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much.I never knew I would love being a Mom.Before I was a Mom,I didn't know the feeling ofHaving my heart outside my body.I didn't know how special it could feelTo feed a hungry baby.I didn't know that bondBetween a mother and her child.I didn't know that something so smallCould make me feel so important and happy.Before I was a Mom,I had never gotten up in the middle of the nightEvery 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.I had never knownthe warmth,The joy,The love,The heartache,The wondermentOr the satisfaction of being a Mom.I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,Before I was a Mom!


Update from Pediatric Surgeon

I just realized that we haven't updated since our appointment with the pediatric surgeon. To make a long story short, the pediatric surgeon does not think that Hendrix will ever need surgery, and thinks he will grow out of the lung "problem". We go back for another chest xray at the end of March and as long as everything looks the same, he will have another chest xray 3 months later...and so on. Basically, the surgeon just wants to keep an eye on things, and watch our troubles go away! Praise the Lord, and please just keep praying that God will continue to take care of our family.

This is the verse I speak over Hendrix, we would love for you to pray it over him as well:

You will bless God every chance you get; your lungs will expand with his praise.