Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Six Months Home!!

Levi has been home for 6 months!!! So hard to believe. It has flown by, yet it seems like he has been with us forever. He has fit right into our family.  It always amazes me how God knows which child belongs where and how He just grafts them into your family.   Levi's transition has been easy. He has adjusted tremendously and adores his brothers and sisters and we adore him!  We have enjoyed watching him learn to play, run, jump, and gallop. How to wrestle and rough house a bit.  His little personality is blossoming and it is so fun to watch.  He loves playing with Legos and blocks, farm animals, trains, and cars.  He loves to color and put his favorite things in his backpack.  He loves to eat and is not at all picky. He likes to help cook and set the table.  He has grown 2 inches and gained 2 pounds since October.  (Although the weight was gained in the hospital from the feeding tube.)  We are hopeful that he will gain some weight once his heart is fixed and his body doesn't burn off all the calories from working so hard.   His tracheal reconstruction was successful.  You can tell he is getting more air even in his speech. His voice is bigger and clearer. He is still short of breath but not as severe as before. We believe this is due to the heart defect and should disappear after the heart repair.  I remember being scared about Levi's heart condition. Feeling like it was too complex for us to handle. Hearing God say, "It's not too complex. You can do this."  God was right on. Levi is a wonderful gift to our family.  He is precious beyond measure. A pure delight.  We are truly blessed.   In 6 months we have watched the Lord bring healing physically, medically, and emotionally to Levi and it has been awesome to watch. I can only imagine what the next 6 months will bring.  

Meeting Levi

6 months home

And, we think Levi loves his family, too......