Monday, January 21, 2013

Reason to Rejoice. 2 months old.

Disclaimer: This is my first attempt to blog from my iPhone. In an effort to keep up blogging, despite life being busier than it was pre-Sanders, I plan to post updates from my phone whenever life allows a moment or two in which to do so. Hopefully having a capable phone will keep me from falling too far behind. ...We'll see. :)

Anywho, today we went to the Dr, a new Dr. It was out with the old and in with a new, improved, more professional, and seemingly more capable Dr. for our little man. Shots were sad but we conquered them nevertheless.

The stats are as follows: At 2 months old Sanders is in the 95th % for weight and length and 50th % for head circumference. He weighs 13 lbs 9 oz and is 25 in long, meaning he has gained 4 lbs and grown 3 inches since birth. He loves to eat, therefore he loves to grow. :) The Dr. has deemed him a very healthy, big boy.

Today was a big day in our world. It's good to have found a Dr that we like. It's also good to have our first round of vaccinations received, not to mention behind us. What's *great* though, is the news we received today regarding Sanders' heart. When visited by the pediatrician in the hospital, Sanders was determined to have a heart murmur. He was given an EKG which is a test that checks for problems with the heart. We were told that heart murmurs like Sanders' are very common among newborns and most commonly disappear as a baby grows. Still, he needed to be tested and the test needed to be sent to Children's in Seattle to be read by specialists. It was determined that his murmur was caused by a small hole in his heart. Brian and I were assured that it wasn't cause for concern considering that it didn't seem to affect him in any way and we were reminded that, most likely, he would simply grow out of the problem. It is due to this that we chose to tell only a handful of close family members. We decided that unless the murmur failed to go away and surgery became necessary, there was no point in sharing and potentially worrying anyone. Today it was determined that the hole in Sanders' heart has been filled and his murmur has vanished! Again, God has been gracious to us and we give Him the glory for a beautiful day and a healthy baby boy.

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  1. This is FABULOUS news!! Praise the Lord!! I've been praying for that precious little heart to be made whole and the Lord has brought about healing. We love our healthy, big boy! Can't wait to see him in a couple of weeks!

  2. So glad that you are a healthy, growing boy, Sanders! Sorry about the shots...those are a pain, buddy. At least you have your mama for some good, comforting snuggles. :) So thankful that your heart murmur has gone away. Your mama says it well, "God is gracious." We sure love you!

  3. Waiting for you 3 to get home from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day and hearing you would be later than expected b/c of testing, we are just so relieved & thankful for this news.
    You took it so well, though, Megan. You are a Mama with a lot of peace & joy.