Wow! God is good. As I sit and look at my beautiful little boy I think about all of the times Brandon and I were told how awful his birth defects would be, how we should have an abortion and how many months Carter would stay in the hospital. All I can do is smile and give glory to God that the Dr's were wrong. Yes, Carter still has a long road ahead of him but it is nothing like we were anticipating.
I will never forget sitting in one of the surgeon's offices discussing Carter's case and asking him how long our first stay in the hospital would be. His response was think in months not weeks and you will be doing good to have him home by Christmas. Look at us now! Only four weeks in NICU and we are home. Although, we will soon be going back for more surgeries we have him home! Here we enjoy every minute he is with us. Yes, he is spoiled! He has his Daddy and I wrapped around his little finger.
This 4lb. little boy has taught me more than I could ever imagine. As soon as my faith starts to fall weak I look at my beautiful gift from God and I am reminded of his love for me. I could not imagine giving up Carter for someone else. What a strong love God has for us!
I am so blessed God chose me to be Carters mom. The love I feel for Carter is truly like no other. I pray everyday for health and strength for Carter to fight through another day. I have to say as much as I want Carter to be healthy and as hard as all of this is I would never trade Carter for a healthy baby. God's plan is so perfect and I know Carter was given OEIS for a reason. God has big plans for Carter and I am truly thankful he was placed into my life.
The plan right now is for Carter to grow and get stronger. We go to the Doctor weekly, sometimes twice a week and are preparing for our trip to Johns Hopkins in December.