Sunday, June 7, 2009

This is how it's supposed to be

Yesterday, we finally got permission to unplug Eli from his monitors when we're holding him. For the first time ever, we're able to hold him freely. No more organizing and bundling up wires, and making sure we stay within arm's length of his bed. Now, we can roam freely with Eli in our arms. He's turning into a little boy! The last week has been miraculous for Eli. Only a week ago, he was still intubated, but this week he's really "turned a corner." It's so exciting to see him finally making forward progress.

We've already decided that he's going to take after his sister. Just like Paige, he likes to run behind schedule, but when he decides it's time to make something happen, it's a
done deal in short order. We remember wondering if Paige would ever walk. Then one day, at 15 months, she just walked across the room, as if she knew how the whole time but was waiting for the right moment. Or her potty training... same thing. One day, that's it. Get rid of the diapers. Eli is showing to be the same. He finally got tired of laying in that bed, so he decided to heal and strengthen, all at once!

Here's our awesome little boy from yesterday.

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8 comments:

Moore Family said...

Looking great, so wonderful to see!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful! God is good. The pictures brought tears to my eyes to see such joy on your face and Eli's face.

Kim W

Rachel Haire said...

Yay!!!! God is so awesome!!

Kelly said...

Hey - I just stopped by from Jodi Holz's blog (I'm a close friend of hers) and have to tell you Eli is adorable!!! I have tears in my eyes... Praise the Lord! God is SO GOOD :)

The Cipolla Family said...

Praise the Lord!!! Eli is just the cutest thing! He is adorable land looks so happy to be in his Mama's arms!

Debbie L said...

Amazing! God truly does wonderful things. You have been a blessing to others and are true examples of unwavering faith.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BLESSING!! Eli is just an adorable little boy with a fighting spirit (and such beautiful red hair!!) I continue to pray for all of you!

Lesley G.

Tony said...

Thank you so much for your updates. We love you all very much.