Saturday, January 19, 2013

Two years ago

I can't believe the time has come and my sweet boy is now 2!  We prayed for so long that God would grant us the desires of our hearts and allow us to become parents and He answered in a mighty way.  I am forever grateful for that and for a sweet woman who chose life and chose us to become Garrett's parents.  My heart is filled with joy today in remembering all of the sweet times we've had.  He's had a big day today and still isn't 100% better yet but he's still had fun.  I love to listen to him talk and I love all of the sweet love he gives us!

We went to party city the other day to order balloons for today.  He was fascinated by the balloons and was carrying on a conversation with the guy who worked there.  When we got ready to leave, Garrett looked at the guy and said "love you."  Ha ha.  I don't know what was funnier, Garrett saying that to a stranger or the look of shock on the guy's face (he was young).  But what can I say, I have a sweet boy!

Happy 2nd birthday, Garrett!  Mommy and daddy love you so much!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A long, overdue update

Wow, where has the time gone??  I was trying my hardest to keep up with this blog but let's face it, I'd rather spend my extra time playing with my sweet boy.  I have been reading though and keeping up with everyone's blogs.  We had a great Christmas and enjoyed every second with Garrett.  It's amazing to watch how much he's growing up each day.  New Year's came and with it the idea of fresh starts and looking ahead at what the year would hold for us.  Day 1 of the New Year I spent at the doctor's with an awful cold.  They told me it was likely a viral sore throat, I now believe I had the flu.  A week later, Garrett gets sick with a fever.  After visiting his doctor, we found out he had the flu.  Thankfully we caught it early enough to start him on Tamiflu and it seemed to work pretty quickly.  In between us being sick, we get a call from Tommy's doctor that he is now in an irregular heart rhythm.  Not the best way to start off the new year but we're making the best of it.  We go to Tommy's doctor this Wednesday to find out the next steps.  We know they'll likely shock his heart back into normal rhythm but they may also go ahead and replace his ICD (pacemaker/defibrillator).  We thought we were finally on the upswing of things and that we would all get to go to church together this morning but alas we were wrong :)  Garrett woke up with crusty eyes and after a quick trip to the urgent care, he now has pink eye.  Ah the joys of preschool :)  

As for an adoption update, first we are so thankful that the adoption tax credit was renewed (and it looks like it's permanent).  All of our paperwork was received before Thanksgiving and we were assigned a new social worker about a week ago.  Our old social worker has retired :(  As of right now, we have our homestudy update meeting scheduled for the end of the month.  Then she'll have 30 days to write up a report and then we will be officially waiting again.  Right now it's been much easier with the waiting on things this go round, probably because we are so busy with a very active (almost) 2 year old!  

Speaking of that sweet boy, can you believe he will be 2 in 6 days??  I can't!  It's amazing to look back and see how much he's grown.  He's speaking in short phrases now and it's so funny to listen to what he picks up on.  He knows his ABC's, can count to 10, knows his body parts, colors, and what sounds animals make.  He LOVES anything with wheels and airplanes.  He is constantly running around and playing.  He loves to give kisses and even tells us "love you" now.  It's the sweetest thing ever!  He moved up to the next class at his preschool and so far it's going well.  It still blows my mind to think it was 2 years ago that we were waiting to meet him; I remember those days like it was yesterday.