Thursday, June 25, 2009

9 Months!

This post is a couple of weeks late, but we just had our 9 month check-up today so now I have all the 9 month stats. I am happy to report that Chase is officially on the growth charts in weight for the first time!! Chase weighed in at 18 lbs 3 oz which puts him in the 25th percentile. Chase is 28 inches long which puts him in the 50th percentile. Developmentally, he is on track which is a small miracle. We were told that he would most likely be several months behind. He is crawling, pulling up and walking around things (although he is not very steady). He says "da-da" and signs "milk" and "all done". He also waves bye-bye. He turns his head when we call his name and always has the biggest smile on his face! Chase loves to eat....his favorite is sweet potatoes and his least fav is green peas (actually....I don't even try peas anymore...he REALLY doesn't like them!) We are going to start finger foods this week...should be interesting b/c I have already tried a few and he doesn't understand the chewing part. : ) Chase sleeps very well at night nestled right next to me or in between me and Eli. He wakes up once a night to eat, but sleeps until 8 or 9 each morning.

It is hard to believe that Chase is already 9 months...where has the time gone?!?! We are so thankful to God for him and his amazing progress. Love you, Baby Chase!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Little Drummer Boy

Eli LOVES to play the drums! Here are a couple of his performances this morning...And, he doesn't usually wear a clip in his hair, but we found it this morning and he wanted to try it. : )

Chase tries to do everything Eli does!

Chase Crawling

Friday, June 19, 2009


Pool season is in full swing and Eli is loving every minute of it!! Chase got in the pool for the first time this week and loved it too. No pictures of Eli and Chase in the pool, just getting ready.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Visit to Alaska

Eli, Chase and I recently went to Alaska to visit my sister and her family. We had a wonderful time!

Eli and Chase did very well on all of the flights!!

Chase with Santa in North Pole, Alaska....where it is always Christmas!

Cousin Jessie & Eli

Chase, Eli, Jessie & Jack....strange location, cute picture!

John-John....getting ready to race. He is number 79.

Eli & Jack at Chena Lakes (aka The Beach!!)

Jessie & Lisa

Jessie & Eli...this picture was taken at about 10:45pm....LOVE the Alaska midnight sun!!

John-John's birthday cake that I was so fun making it, but it took all day! : )

Cook-out at John-John's birthday party.

Sweet Jack!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

100 Days....

....until this sweet boy turns 1!!!! We will be very excited to see him turn 1. May God continue to keep him healthy for the next 100 days...and MANY more! : )

Not crawling yet, but closer and closer every day
He pulls up whenever he has a chance

Owen's Farm in Richardson

On Tuesday, we went to Owen's Farm in Richardson with several of our friends. We had a great time!!

Eli didn't go on the ride....he's a little scared still! : )
Everyone got to plant a pumpkin seed. Eli really enjoyed digging in the dirt!!

Receiving his pumpkin seed from Mr. Clifford

Playing Zoo

I left the room for a minute and Eli came and told me that he was playing zoo with Chase. This is what I found when I returned to the room. Eli said...look Mama, Chase is in the cage! : )

Monday, June 1, 2009

One Year

On May 29 & 30, 2008, Chase was diagnosed with 3 complex, congenital heart defects and heterotaxy. The doctors explained that it was very complex, but he did have a chance. We began praying for a miracle. Today (and every day), we are thanking and praising God for our miracle.