November 16, 2013

UPDATE (11/16/13)

Another week down. This week went by fast. You know those weeks where last Friday literally felt like yesterday? Not sure what to make of it, but what I do know is Beckett is doing well! I posted a picture yesterday of he, Leah and myself going out “on a date”. We had some gift cards to Olive Garden…so we “did it up nice!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ At one point during the evening, I looked over at Leah and said, “Look at us…we’re a family.” Without even saying a word, I knew Leah was soaking it in as well. At a few points we had “that whimpering baby”, but also “neighbor table admirers”, a few people noticed his feeding tube, but you could tell that some people who even spoke with us had no idea what all he has been through. He’s such a strong and good little boy. He rarely “acts out”, and he just loves so affectionately. When it’s just Leah and I, he just reaches out both his arms as far as they can go to simply touch our faces, or grab our hands, or even reach out to be held (he’s doing that now). He’s recently learned how to wave, and it’s the most precious thing ever.

Beckett’s therapy is going well. Our therapist believes that she can see progress. Beckett is beginning to show strength in his core, and he’s been tolerating longer and longer stints of “tummy-time”.

We’ve officially established a bed-time (yes, he was getting away with staying up as late as he’d like until now). As the days go by, we are trying to establish more and more elements of normalcy, and he’s been acclimating to it all quite nicely.

Please continue to vote (see below)! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Please continue to pray for healing and progress.
Please consider a Beckett wristband (if you want).
And please keep me (Jonny) in your thoughts and prayers as I finish up the semester. I actually end early this year at Thanksgiving because I’m leaving for a conferences in England shortly after Thanksgiving. Sooo, two things: please pray that I finish the semester strong (as I have what seems like a million papers and projects to finish before Thanksgiving), and please pray for Leah and Beckett while I’m gone. I’ve honestly never really been homesick before ever in my life (even as a child), but I think this may be my first experience with homesickness. I’m truly looking forward to this trip, and honestly…I’m dreading it at the same time. The closer it gets, the more my stomach churns. So anyway, that’s another thing to please keep in mind for us.

Thanks everyone! You all are amazing (I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart)!

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2 thoughts on “November 16, 2013

  1. wonderful news about Beckett!!! I hadn’t been on the blog for a while, and all of this is so great!! Praise the Lord!!

  2. O, Jonathan, Happy belated birthday. I bet it was great.

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