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, March 31, 2012

Best Friends...

I can't say enough about Ava Grace's play mat!  I think if she could talk, she'd call it her best friend... or rather, she'd call "them" her best friends!

She's at the prefect age to really enjoy her play mat!  She "talks" to Mr. Sunshine and "sings" along with his songs.  She's learning to focus really hard and make her hands reach out for all the fun toys!
She's enjoying sticking her tongue out these days too!
On a good day, she'll happily play with her play mat friends for a good 30 minutes!  She smiles and coos happily and wildly waves her arms and kicks her feet to make the little butterfly jingle and the sun sing it's silly songs!

Then, as suddenly as the joy of her play mat came, it leaves and all of a sudden, she doesn't care too much about her butterfly and sunshine..

She really really really NEEDS....
...her #1 best friend.
Her paci!

And after that,
this always follows!

Sweet little daytime naps from my sweet little girl!


Sarah said...

She is changing so fast! I need to come see her and Lily again soon, before I miss it all like I have with Kensley! I can't keep up!