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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pregnancy Highlights... 33 weeks!

How Far Along:
33.5 weeks

Size of Baby:
About 4 lbs

Total Weight Gain:
17 lbs 

Maternity Clothes:
Thank Goodness!  :-)
I live in Maternity jeans and plain long sleeved shirts with various accessories! lol

Sweet Baby Girl

More squirms and wiggles than kicks these days - she's running out of room!  She is close to head down, but not quite, with her little booty and feet in my upper right rib cage and her head and hands down toward my left hip!  :-)

Interrupted.  Lots of potty breaks and lots of shifting from one side to the other and back again.

Heart. Burn. (lol)
and a belly that makes it hard to bend down and hard to get up ;-)

What I Miss:
NOT shutting my belling the car door and refrigerator on a regular basis.  NOT feeling like a klutz, bumping into things and dropping things all the time.  And, of course, my wine. Mmmm. 

My sweet tooth is still on overdrive!  I've kept it in check though, only indulging on occasion.  ;-)

Best Moment This Week:
Doctor visit!  I love doctor visits!  I love getting praised on perfect blood pressure, weight gain, baby girl's heart rate, and hearing all the updates!  We are getting so close!!  :-)

What I'm Looking Forward To:
Holding our sweet girl and seeing her tiny little face!  We are so excited!!!


Sarah said...

you shut the car door on Ava Grace? How funny! (and I'm sure frustrating) Tell Ava to feel free to come a couple weeks early while Aunt Sarah is in town for the holidays, but only if she can do so with perfect health! Look forward to seeing you all (maybe ALL) soon.

Ashley said...

Ahhh, you are so close! I can't wait to see pics of sweet Ava Grace! : )