Friday, November 9, 2012

One Month

Happy 1 month birthday Evan!

I think Daddy likes having Evan home
I thought the harness would limit cuddle time but Evan has proved me wrong
Evan and Ben. Ben, the oxygen.
Evan rides on top. Ben rides on bottom.
Rolls on his arms and a double chin. Way to plump up, little preemie!

People keep saying, "It gets easier." I don't believe them. I don't think it can get easier than a newborn who sleeps 4 hour stretches (and would probably go longer if I didn't wake him up), who doesn't cry much at all, who loves to cuddle with his mama and fall asleep on his daddy, who is content on his back, side, or belly, and who looks as stinkin cute as my baby does. It doesn't get easier than having a husband who wakes up to help with feedings in the middle of the night. It doesn't get easier than having delicious, home-cooked dinners (and desserts) brought to you all week. It doesn't get easier than being together with our family in our home. Seriously, I have it all.

We celebrated Evan's 1 month birthday by going to Spina Bifida clinic at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake. LOTS of good news...

Evan still doesn't look like he needs a shunt.
Evan's left hip is relocated so we will NOT be harnessing him for the time being.
Evan has beautifully functioning kidneys so we will NOT be cathing him for the time being.

To be honest, these are things I haven't even been praying for because I didn't really think we would have such good outcomes. I figured I couldn't pray away every trial--some things we'd just have to deal with. But everything seems to be functioning or improving and I feel like someone out there with some serious faith is offering some extraordinary prayers and causing some miraculous blessings for us. Maybe it's Evan. He's always praying.


  1. Yea for all the good news! That makes me so happy! He's adorable, and you are so good. I hope more unlooked-for blessings come your way!

  2. So happy for you! I hope we can get up there and see him in person soon.

  3. He is too cute! I'm so glad things are going well! Can't wait to meet him!

  4. I'm laughing and crying at the same time. Such great news :)

  5. Haha, I love the last paragraph and picture. I'm SO HAPPY for you guys and that everything is going so well and that you can all be home together!

  6. That's so wonderful! And i completely agree with you ;-)

  7. I'm totally crying for joy. So happy for you guys!

  8. Oh YEA!!! This brought tears to my eyes. Unexpected blessings are the absolute best. We've had our share of them as well and they can't but help be a testament of how much our Heavenly Father just absolutely loves us/you. And WE love you!!!! So glad it's going so well! And there are so many precious memories to come as well! Enjoy the journey. :) Loves!

  9. That is the sweetest little picture of Evan! We're so excited for all of the good news and hope it keeps on coming.