Wow!! I can't believe our little man is 8 months already. The months are just flying by which has been really hard on me. I can't tell you how much I want to freeze him right where he is. Before his heart surgery, before he has to struggle, before life gets hard.
Well let's see since the last post Carson continues to amaze us. He started sitting up by himself right before his 7 month b-day. He had his 6 month evaluations from ECI and met all of his goals so we got to add some new ones. His goals now include crawling (or being mobile someway) and standing up holding on to something. He is doing great moving in a circle one the floor and tries to inch worm but doesn't get anywhere. He also stood holding on to the sand table while playing with his sister. Carson is getting really good at manipulating a toy to make it work. He is doing so well in understanding cause and effect. Carson is such a determined little boy and works so hard to do things we take for granted.
Carson was baptized on February 12th. All of our immediate family was able to attend and we were lucky enough to have my uncle, aunt, and cousin bring my grandma, Carson's great grandma. It was a really special event and we are so blessed to have such an amazing family and a great church family.
I have been having a really hard time lately with everything. I think it is because the doctors appointments come in waves and he is about to have another wave of urologist, cardiologist, ENT, optometrist, etc. We also have been filling out and reading about everything we possible can for financial help to pay for some of the therapies. It is so hard to pick and chose what you think will be enough for him. I think I am also dreading his heart surgery and the closer it gets the harder it is. It is just so hard to look at my baby that looks perfectly healthy to me and put him through something so hard. I know he has to have it, but it doesn't make it any easier and I am grateful he isn't showing signs of heart failure and hopefully will never have to.
On a good note we went to the urologist last week and for the first time his kidney is not dilated....Praise GOD!! It looks like the surgery is working.
This past weekend we had a wonderful Easter with all my family. We also attended my cousins wedding and Kaylee was honored to serve as the flower girl. Pictures to come of everything. The weekend before we got to celebrate Easter with Charles' family and the girl cousins went to see Mary Poppins with Gram and Gramps while Aunt Kay and Uncle Kris watched the boys.
Thanks so much for all the prayers and support you all have given our family. Carson truly is a blessing and while we have some days that are a struggle for us to get through, his smile keeps us going.
**Top two pictures by Diana Busch Photography**