Monday, May 4, 2009

He is SO small AND SO cute!!

Is Clark really almost 6 months old?  Some days I feel like he is still 4 weeks old and never sleeping.  Other days I feel like we have been doing this doctor, hospital, GI doc, weight check, feeding tube, medicine, back to doctor thing for years!  I have high hopes that surgery on friday goes well and that it will be the help Clark needs to start growing.  The other day at the park I saw a boy who was born 4 days before Clark and I realized that he should be about that size - and instead he is half the size of that little boy!
I feel good after meeting with the surgeon last week and I am thankful that such a good surgeon is right here in Denver where we live!  I watched the surgery online and feel like I have a good understanding of what is going to happen.  {It's called a Nissen}  For now we are NOT going to put in a g-tube button and see how he does after the surgery with feeding on his own and gaining weight.  Being able to nurse again all the time without the feeding tube is sounding dreamy to me!!
Enough of that talk.... here are some photos.  It's rare lately to have him be happy for very long so I am so glad I got it documented!   

Madeline and Savanna are SO excited they only have 3 weeks left of school.  Then a very L-O-N-G summer break until Sept 21 while we wait for the new school to be built.   {Watch out out of towners we might be showing up at your place for a visit!  :) }  We are all looking forward to a shorter drive to school along with a gym, library, lunchroom and playground, even a turf field out back!  Talk about going from extremes - tiny concrete slab to play on this year to all of that next year!  HORRAY for Charter Schools!!!  What's really hard to believe is that next year I will be dropping off 3 children at school - Christian will begin kindergarten!  wow!

I can hardly wait to see Savanna in her upcoming performance - Wizard of Oz.  Savanna is the CUTEST munchkin ever!   I better get busy this week with figuring out how to make her costume! 


  1. so cute! I love seeing your pics. :) We will be praying for Clark on Friday and hope to see pics of Sav's play.

  2. Clark is so sweet! I love that you got him smiling. I am praying for him and you guys, that the surgery will be successful. I miss your family! It has been so long since we have seen you. Living across the country is a bummer some times. :)

  3. Good Luck with the surgery. Hope things start going better with the little guy. Your kids are all adorable by the way.

  4. Em,

    I hope all goes well with Clark...he's adorable! We will be in UT this summer, actually we're moving there, because you know how I LOVE moving...yes, this will be #13 in 11 years of marriage. Will you be there sometime? Okay, catch me up on things when you get a sec and I'll do the same...I know you're crazy busy. Love ya.

  5. Hey Emily, I'm glad that your surgery went well. We'll keep you guys in our prayers. And by the way, your kids are darling!

    Ane try to repress that guilt! I should take a little bit of it. I'm not doing well, but I don't really feel that guilty. Ha, oh well.