Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had a lovely time relaxing with family.

Audrey enjoyed her first Thanksgiving.  We are so thankful for such a happy, healthy, & beautiful little girl!

Thank you, Mamie, for making a feast fit for a king!

This was Keegan's first Thanksgiving eating the same food cooked for everyone else or at least being capable of eating it.  He was only 2 months old for his first Thanksgiving, was inpatient for his second, and last year, he was mostly tube fed, only eating a small amount of baby food & dry finger foods.  This year, he sat at the table and attempted several new foods, even though he mostly ate bread and some apple slices.  It's a start though.  I wish I could report that Keegan's tummy troubles were still getting better, but frankly, they are not.  After spending a lot of time discussing the situation with his doctors yesterday and this morning (yes, this morning - we are thankful for a team that understands and truly cares for Keegan, no matter the day on the calendar), we will go ahead with putting him back on the antibiotic he was on in Boston.  We will see how he does on it in the next week.  If it doesn't work, we have a plan from there, but we will discuss that if and when it happens.  Prayers would be appreciated that Keegan does improve without further steps.

Nice brother-sister shots are a bit hard to come by these days. 
 

Audrey tried my homemade pureed peas tonight for the first time. 

 This was her first taste official break from cereal, and she loved it! 

I could write some eloquent summary of what I'm thankful for this year.  But the thing that topped my list tonight was simple.  I kissed my baby girl and watched her snuggle up to her Daddy for one last bottle, and I could see how much she simply adores him.  After finishing Keegan's story and turning out his light, I curled up to cuddle next to him, and he quietly pulled my hand up to his cheek.  "You have no idea how much I love you, Buggy", I whispered to him.  "Uh-huh", he nodded as nuzzled his head into my chest and drifted off to sleep.  Tonight and every night, I'm grateful for every minute I get to hug them and tell them I love them.  I am thankful that one amazing family chose to give me another chance to do that with Keegan.  And no matter how hard the day has been, no matter what the future may or may not hold for us, in that one moment, our family has everything we need...one more day, one more hug, one more heartbeat, one more reminder of His love, one more blessing to be thankful for. 

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

You have my prayers that Keegan's tummy troubles get better. I can imagine it's so hard trying to figure out what he needs versus what is normal for his age.... my 2 and 5 year old ate nothing but bread and mashed potatoes tonight so apples and bread would be a normal night at our house! :-)

Amy and Sean said...

Praying for you and your little one.

Cody said...

Maddie & Gray ~ thank you for your continued updates & photos.
Your prayers are with you & Keegan this evening & we trust good news will be on it's way...
He's a strong little Bug...
Love - Cody & Gary Spanner