Friday, April 20, 2012

Evan Andrew

If you would like to read Evan's story start here March 2009
Evan was born on March 10, and passed away on March 16, 2009. To summarize his story. We knew Evan had a heart defect, Double outlet right ventricle with a VSD. He was born at UAMS so he could be transferred to the CVICU at Arkansas Children's hospital within an hour of birth. After he was born it became evident that something else was wrong. He was diagnosed with Full Trisomy 13 on March 13, 2009 (which is also National Trisomy 13 awareness day). The staff with the CVICU at Childrens, our church, our friends, and our family have simply been amazing the past three years. Not a day goes by that I am not reminded about something with Evan. My sweet friend, Steph, started Evan's Project in memory of Evan. It has been a blessing to work with the NICU and Ronald McDonald Family Room at our local hospital and it gives me an outlet for my grief. Thank you for reading about my son. A mother's greatest fear is that her child will be forgotten, so thank you for helping people remember.

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. John 16:22

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Photo a Day ~ Day 70

This was Evan's birthday. Garrett went with me to pick everything out and really wanted to celebrate Evan's birthday. He is such an advocate for his little brother. He makes sure no one forgets.

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I just thought she was so cute, sitting up there with her table with her snacks, clapping when they did on tv.

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Waking up is just so rough!

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She loves to play in the dogs crate. I just don't get it! Ha!

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It is blurry, but I don't have many pics of me with the girl!

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Sticker toes!

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Sean ran his 4th Marathon (3rd Little Rock Marathon) in memory of Evan. Grace ran the last mile with him. My goal is one day to at least run the half marathon with him.

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Pizza and cookie party in the hotel room!

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Napping baby. I love taking pics of her while she is sleeping, she looks so sweet!

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Making her pics. Ha!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Ready for some tennis.

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Just, ya know, throwing a fit.

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Again, my belly as a pillow.

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Apparently my belly makes a nice pillow. Ha!

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After his last basketball game. He really wasn't in the mood to have his picture taken.

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Favorite part of her morning cereal!

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Big laundry day. Exciting stuff, I know! ha!

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This is a mess C made while I was on the phone for just a few minutes! It doesn't take long!

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C is ready for bikini season!

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Garrett scored 4 points in the game that night!

Monday, February 20, 2012

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My belly at 30 weeks. Not the best photo, but I was laying on the couch with swollen feet and a very sore back and Baby Bum was kicking and moving like crazy! My belly was jumping and rolling. Definitely made the swollen ankles and sore back worth it!

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Sean and Garrett had gone to the diamond Hogs game, and Grace was doing her teenage stuff so C and I snuggled up and watched some Sesame Street.

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Garrett put a Veggie Tales DVD in and snuggled with Carolina before bed time the other night. It was so sweet!

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Garrett's teacher texted this to me. His class took a field trip to the detention center. One of Gracie's softball coaches is a deputy there. He handcuffed shackled Garrett as an example. Garrett thought it was great! ha! I just hope this is the only time he is handcuffed and shackled at a detention center! ha!

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Date night +1!!

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Heart shaped pizzas for our valentines!

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Snow Day!!

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Busy girl = messy living room! ha!

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Cheeto face.

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My girl and I.

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Garrett's bed was invaded as he was trying to go to sleep. I don't think he was amused! ha!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Photo a Day ~ Day 39

Carolina's room is right off the kitchen. Some mornings she gets awakened a bit earlier than she prefers by her brother or sister. This was one of those mornings! Lots of snuggle time on the couch with Sesame Street!

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Garrett was trying to get something from under the tv cabinet and Carolina was very helpful!

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