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!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Menu Monday... and a picture or three

This week's Menu plan is pretty sparse!  We have a busy week with some photo shoots and Pampered Chef-ing for me and a rehearsal dinner and wedding this weekend!  So, we are flying by the seat of our pants for change, but I know our meals will include:

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pasta Shells
Chicken Salad
Barbecue Chicken
Pasta with goat cheese and walnuts

And just because, a few pictures from my phone of our little ladybug in her little ladybug outfit outfits!

Found that thumb again!  She works hard at it, with serious concentration every day!  We keep popping in that paci, which she also loves, but often spits out in favor of "practicing" with her hands!  She'll try to steady the one hand with the other, but can never seem to get her thumb and fingers to uncurl!  But every now and then she'll get it!  lol.  And when she doesn't after LOTS of trying and LOTS of drool, she'll get frustrated and cry for her paci again! :-)  It's pretty funny!

She went with me to my Pampered Chef Open House!  I swear I would have made a million if I had just charged a fee to hold her!  Everyone held her at some point - it was pretty funny and as you can see she didn't mind one bit!  She is such a social butterfly!

...and another swing shot!  We LOVE her swing because she LOVES her swing!  :-)  It's a beautiful thing... and so is she!


Emily Belitz said...

Meagan- She is beautiful! I know you are such a great Mommy...loving all the pictures!