Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

8 weeks pregnant...

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along:  8 weeks

Size of Baby: Kideny bean

Total Weight Gain: 3 lbs (yikes!)

Maternity Clothes: Nope

Gender: Chris thinks it's a boy

Movement: In constant movement, but I can't feel it yet!

Sleep: Difficult and uncomfortable already, which I find strange.

Symptoms: Hehe... I am either burning hot or freezing cold, NOTHING sounds appetizing, everything smells... things I didn't even know had a smell do have smells - the smell of the grocery store is particularly disturbing, lol.  Oh, and I am in a perpetual state of queezy.  :-)

What I Miss: the best sleep of my life that I was getting 2 or 3 weeks ago!

Cravings: Steak, Strawberries, Watermelon, and home made vanilla ice cream

Best Moment This Week: Well, it was last week when we saw the heart beat!!  :-)

What I'm Looking Forward To: Looking pregnant... right now I just feel bloated and like I look chunky. lol


Valerie said...

You may feel chunky but you look beautiful!!

Sarah said...

is there a "like" button on here? I'd like to click it for Mom's comment.