Monday, April 11, 2011

It's good to have friends...

There are so many things I need to post about but I just can't seem to find the time.

You've been sick. Nothing serious, just a cold, but this simple cold translates into me getting almost no sleep. Which translates into me being a slug just getting what I have to do done every day to get by. Oh that and 4 Dr's appointments and 1 dentist appointment (for Pierce) in 5 days has been keeping me beyond busy.

Happy to report your about 90% recovered and I believe will soon be 100% back to yourself (and me too!). I just have to tell you, even though you've been feeling just about miserable your always so sweet and easy. Your just about the mellowest babies I've ever known.

Well, except when you poop. Because when you do you will scream till you turn purple and you would think your head might start spinning around and fly off! But once your changed your back to being your sweet easy self.

But being this busy unfortunately also means I as behind on everything else I need to get done including the invitations to Mason's welcome home party.

I really wanted to do it as soon as possible but I thing I'm going to need to postpone it a bit. Just till May 15th. That, I hope, will give me the time I need to catch up.

So, if you can, will you please save the date for the 15th we would absolutely love for you to join us. I sure hope changing the date doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. Thanks for understanding.

There were two major highlights to our week. One was the RMH walk, which I will post about soon, and the other was when my dear friend Becki from Becki Cloud Photography came over to take "newborn" pictures of Mason.

I love them more than I can express. Thank you B for recording these images for me.

There is so much Mason missed out on being in the hospital for the first two months of his life.

Now newborn pictures will no longer be one of them.

Thank you I will treasure them always. I

It's really good to have friends. :)



Oh how I love this sweet face







and tiny toes!












Mason Samuel was named after my sister Lisa who's nickname was Sam.

My sister passed away in July of 2007 from Pancreatic cancer. She was only 47. But when I went to see her for the last time I brought her this bear as a gift from Pierce and she loved it. She held it in her arms even after she was in a coma. After she passed away the bear came back to me. I will always treasure it.

She died about 18 days before Pierce was born so she never got to meet either of my children. I will always regret that. But now at least her memory will be carried on in my Sam and as my mother always says...as long as someone is remembered they will live forever.














This one. This one is my absolute favorite. My boys.


What a lucky lucky woman I am.

11 comments:

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

You are right. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful family! The pictures are just absolutely beautiful!! Such a strong little fellow. My daughter has a similar situation with her middle name (even though it's a traditionally male name) and since she's known the story behind it for many years, she absolutely loves it, even though she won't often let me know she does. :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Amy, I am so happy things are going well. I love the pictures you are truly blessed. I printed out the picture with the bear and put it in my office. It reminds me everyday that there really are miracles, and I have seen one. Kiss the boy's for me big and small.

The Bagley Bunch said... Best Blogger Tips

OH MY WORD! These are absolutely beautiful and SUCH a special memory!!! Great job Becki!!!!! The last one is my favorite...pacifier and all!!!! Praying for you guys and STILL rejoicing that Mason is home!!! :)

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

These pictures are so precious. I also lost my mom before my first child was born, which was devastating, but I gave my son her father's first name as his middle name. God Bless. Nothing like having a son.

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos! They are to be treasured. Love the stories about your sister - I know she would be proud of the way you take care of your boys. I've been thinking of you often! xxx

Leslie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the one of you and Mason. It breaks my heart (in a good way). Of course I love the one of you and both boys but the one of you and Mason really hits me where it hurts (so good).

xoxo

Crystal M. said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable!!!

dxeechick said... Best Blogger Tips

beyond gorgeous!

Denise said... Best Blogger Tips

Such gorgeous pictures, they brought tears to my eyes.

Ketcham22 said... Best Blogger Tips

Awe! I love love love his pictures! I have to ask though-how did you keep him from peeing on you? Or did that not happen LOL Either way, they are so so so cute!! He looks so peaceful while he sleeps. I wish I could cuddle him!
I also wanted to ask you about the g-tube. How do you feed him? Do you have a special pump? Since it's on their stomach's, do you have to have special clothes or do you just unbutton them every time they eat?
I am wondering with Nick's surgery next week if I need to look into getting special clothes or something.

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the story of your sister living on. Looking fwd to seeing you on 15th! The images are utterly gorgeous. Cx

PS Where did you get those fab tshirts made?