Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Matthew Aaron - Tuesday, March 9 - Afternoon

Quick update this afternoon.

Occupational therapy came by this morning and taught me how to wrap Matthew's wrists to stretch his muscles and ligaments to a more natural position this morning. We'll change out the wraps every couple of days.

His circumcision was this afternoon. A bit traumatic for Matthew (and Katie), but it's done. They're holding him for observation for two hours to ensure that his bleeding and swelling are contained and within normal specs.

With a bit of luck we'll be sitting on the Northwest Freeway in rush-hour traffic this evening with everyone else ... heading home.

The last eight days has been a lot of things to our little family. Tiring, traumatic, emotional. Most of all it's been an eye-opening experience. Prior to Matthew's birth, we were taking much of our wonderful life for granted. Matthew's arrival changed all of that, of course. We are incredibly thankful for our life and for each of our amazing kids. Please take this opportunity to love on those in your life that are important to you. Spend a few minutes outside, not doing anything; just enjoy being outside. Live your life the way you want to, not the way you feel you need to ... I know I ended both of those phrases with prepositions.

Lastly I want to thank all of you for the wonderful words, countless thoughts, and infinite prayers that have been said on Matthew's behalf over the last week. Katie and I would not have survived this without our faith and you. I know that this is not the end of our journey, just the end of the beginning. We will continue to use this space to update you on his ongoing and never-ending doctors visits. Please continue to pray for our earthly angel.

We're goin' hooooommmmme!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Hip hip hooray! Reading your posts is definitely reminding me to celebrate the small wonders and daily blessings of life and take everything else in stride. You guys are inspiring. Hope to meet you in person sometime.

    All the best