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Monday, October 10, 2011

Janelle - Amazing

New Pictures of Kids.... Photography done by Flashback Photography

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Ongoing Miracle of Baby Mason

We went to an Optometrist appointment with Mason. As I already told you before that Mason was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity. Last news was his right eye was clear and his left eye still showed signs of stage one ROP. I didn't realize unit I was sitting in the waiting room that this appointment they would decide whether or not Mason would need surgery to correct his ROP. They give him 6 weeks after their due date to decide this and this day was 6 weeks to the day! So I sent out a mass text to friends that Mason would be HEALED in Jesus name~ Well we were called to the back and after the doctor did his examination of Mason's eyes he simply stood up and walked over to the chart. I asked, "How did his eyes look today?" and the doctor turned and looked at me and said, "He is Healed." I immediately started crying and could not believe the play on words that was just used! I am so thankful that he is Healed! Its amazing how God answers our prayers, and even outs His touch on it! How amazing....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 27th

Today I read a blog from a very good friend of mine. She has been through so much as a parent. I know we are told that God never gives us too much that we can not handle, but my goodness.... I immediately look back at my life as a parent and think, wow He must have me mistaken with someone that can take on anything. After the loss of Callie, and Clay, Madisyne and now Mason being all premature, He must have a miraculous plan for my life. I just wish I could see the end of this tunnel that I seem to be going through.

Friday, August 26th

Well it has been a while since I blogged.  But let me update you on Mason. His last eye appointment his retinopathy was completely gone in his right eye. His left eye has not changed, but praise the Lord for the answer to prayers. He is such an amazing baby boy, I am so thankful for my little fighter. He truly is that. He is 7pounds and 4 ounces now, getting big! I am so thankful for my little man!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27th

Mason has a pediatric appointment today. He is doing great, just one thing....He has lost weight since last week. He was 6 pounds and 8 ounces last Monday. Today he weighed 6 pounds even. We go back next week to see if this is an issue, or if it is a scale issue. We will say it was their scales! He is getting bigger and he eats like a boy should, so I am really not concerned with it. Well we have our first trip this Saturday. We are going to Palatka to see my Grandmother. It is her birthday party. Mason will get to meet his Great-Grandmother and Great aunts and uncles and cousins. I'm excited! Ill keep you posted!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25th

Today Mason had his second eye appointment. Dr. Blumenfeld said that both eyes are "no worse, and no better". So I am going to take that good news. He was exhausted after this appointment. Mason would not look far enough to one side so they had to hold his eye open with a tool that opens his eyes lids from the inside. Please continue to pray for him. I know that I have the faith to believe that God has given this child sight, and that he will be able to see.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18th

Today Mason had his first pediatrician check up. He is now 6 pounds and 8 ounces. I can not believe that he is getting so big! But he looks so little. He is doing great! He has another eye appointment next Wednesday. I hope that everything is good news! He has a minor surgery on the 3rd of August, (you know the one all little boys have) Please pray for Mason, he still has a long way to go. He still is waiting for his appointment for a developmental doctor. They just make sure that he is on track to where he should be. Thank you for the prayers!

Tuesday, July 12th

Today Mason had a doctor's appointment in Orlando for his eyes. He had an exam done at the hospital 2 weeks ago that said he had immature retinas. Today we went as a check up and they told us that he has stage one retinopathy of prematurity. This is a disease that can cause lazy eye, offset eyes, crossed eyes, near or far sighted eyes, or even blindness. He goes back again in 2 weeks to check to see if it is getting any worse or if it is starting to heal. Worst case scenario, it can be corrected by surgery if successful. So please pray that this goes away with no problems.

Monday, July 11th

Today my Mr. Mason came home. My dad went with me to pick him up. I was really nervous about bringing him home, not too sure why. Whether it was the fact that I now have FOUR children to tend to, or if it was the fact that this little thing totally depends on me for every waking need and totally depends on me. We got there about 3:00, and were out of there by 4:00. Dad said that you can buy a house, a new car, and property in a foreign country and sign less paperwork than we had to sign to get Mason out of there. lol We came back to my house and mom, Nathan and Emily were there and Becky and Corbett came over for dinner and to see Mason. Madisyne on the other hand was really funny. As soon as I walked in with the baby I put him down and Madi just put her hand on his cheek and said, "this my baby brodder?" I told her yes. Since she is very protective, but not jealous at all. That night I was able to finally get Mason to bed. He has a bassinet by my bed and I walked around the corner and heard him crying a little bit. Well, I walked back around the corner and Madi was holding Mason and when she saw me she "Threw" him back in the bassinet. Yes I said threw. I of course spanked her and told her she can never ever pick Mason up. I believe she got the point.

This is Mason in the car seat in the hospital

Aunt Emily holding Mason with Madi