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!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Prego my Ego....

How Far Along: 11.5 weeks

Size of Baby: About the size of a lime!

Total Weight Gain: Not sure.... around 4 or 5 lbs probably

Maternity Clothes: I wore my first maternity dress yesterday... more for the desire for comfort than necessity... my clothes still fit, but I am not loving the waste band of anything on my tummy.  :-)

Gender: I don't really have any inclination, but Chris is completely and totally convinced that it's a boy!

Movement: I read that my little lime is in constant motion and now has reflexes, so when we poke my belly he/she moves away, but of course I can't feel any of that yet! 

Sleep: Interrupted.  My sleep is still interrupted by trips to the potty, but it seems to be getting a little better!  Down to only once or twice a night instead of 3 or 4 times a night!  Whew!

Symptoms: Nausea has given way to major hunger!  I am "starving" hungry about every two hours!  The funny thing is, when I start eating, it takes very little to make me feel full!!

What I Miss: Wine.  :-)

Cravings: It seems like I don't crave one specific thing, but on any given day I will think of something that sounds good to eat and nothing else even compares!  I'm just glad I am hungry again!

Best Moment This Week: We went to the doctor!  It was just a check up, but I love going to the doctor and soaking up all the info about our baby!!  :-)

What I'm Looking Forward To: Everything!  I am especially looking forward to finding out if this is a boy or a girl!!!  I have to wait 7 more weeks!


Ashley said...

Yay! Hunger is way better than nausea! Glad you're feeling better! I can't wait to find out what you're having!