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!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What we have been up to: Part I

{AKA: playing bloggy catch up because I am so behind!}

We have been....

 ...pulling up on everything!

Getting first kisses from Beckett... 

Going to Daddy's football games and paying close attention to the great athletic ability and the coaching Daddy does playing with friends! 

 ...visiting Grandmommy and Papaw's....

...playing with cousins... 

...loving our family in C-town and wishing we could get there more often!

Going to the club with Daddy...

...and crawling EVERYWHERE!! 

Pulling up, pushing up, climbing... 

...and paying close attention to detail! 

Cutting teeth (ouch!)... three on bottom! 

Check out those sweet little eye lashes and puckered lips! 

 Taking car rides with our friend Ben!

Crafting and meeting new friends!  Ava Grace and Betsey matched in white! 

Snuggles with Aunt Moo and Aunt La! 

Courtney and Ben... we sure enjoyed car pooling to the 'boro! 

 Two wild ones up to no good at Aunt La's house!

Crafting, talking, eating, and enjoying time with the gals...

I am so happy to have other Mamas to hang out with and share stories with!

...and on craft day we always have something fun to remember the good times by! 

Being a Mama's girl... 

...and lookin' cuter than ever! 

Chasing sunshine...

Doing a little a whole lot of reading and loving knowing how to help turn the pages!

Eating veggies! 

Bouncing and being silly. 

Brewing coffee with a filter but not actual coffee... (Yeah, that's a "brewed" cup of water in my cup.  That's what tired looks like.)
 ...and catching the last few warm days for some fun in the sun and water!

We sure have been busy and this is only the half of it!!!