I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Carter is 2!!!

It is hard to believe Carter is 2 years old today! It seems like he was just born. Carter has been through so much in his short life. You would never know he has had over 30 surgeries and has spent months in the hospital. Carter absolutely loves life! Some of his favorite things are...
Throwing balls (or anything he can find)
Rocking with Mama in the recliner
Dancing to any music he hears
Jumping (stomping his feet :))
Spanking Da-dee
Being a helper by taking things to Da-dee
Wearing shoes (he sometimes takes a nap in his shoes because he throws such a fit if I take them off. I refuse to let him sleep in them at night :))
Barking like our dogs
Climbing onto anything
Opening and shutting our cabinets
Cleaning the floor (he brushes everything away with his hands)
Helping Mommy sweep the floor
Anything with wheels
Anything that involves water
Giving aww-wee's (he lays his head on my legs and says aww-wee)
ANYTHING that involves Veggie Tales. He would Watch Veggie Tales all day if I would let him. 

Carter is still not really talking, although he has started making sounds and his singing has returned :).  His vocabulary consist of..
Mama (usually Maaa!)
I want my Mama
He can sign jump, I love you, more and we are working on thank you and please. 

We Have Moved! :)

We have had some big changes!  We are officially residents of Brandon.  We are all moved in, not unpacked, but we are moved in to our new home.  We absolutely love it and hope it will be the home Carter comes to visit us at in 30 years.  We are extremely excited about our new home, but we are more excited to announce that Carter is now being G fed!  He no longer has his GJ tube.  A couple of weeks ago I noticed Carter's GJ tube had flipped back into his stomach and was not feeding him directly into his intestines.  I took a deep breath and sat back and watched him for a few days.  I just knew we were about to make a quick trip to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for a new GJ tube.  Much to my surprise, Carter did no worse than he was doing with the GJ tube.  He was still only vomitting about two times a day and seems to be tolerating the feedings pretty well.

    I called our GI Doctor's in Cincinnatti and we came to the conclusion for me to change his GJ tube out and place a G tube at home.  I nervously gathered all of my supplies and changed the tube out.  It was uncomfortable for Carter, but he has since done really well.  It feels great to announce that he no longer is being J-fed.  He is being fed directly into his stomach and doing great!  Carter is doing better right now than he has in his entire life!  He is really thriving and enjoying life.  He has only had one small set back since being home, which was a small infection that he is getting over well.  God is so great and has really blessed Carter with health these past few months.  He loves our new house and has really started to explore on his own.  He is still hooked up to his feeding pump for 16 hours a day, but we hope this will change after our next visit with his GI Doctor's in September.  We were scheduled to go to Johns Hopkins this week, but have had some scheduling issues and have had to move our appointment to October. 

    I know without all of your faithful prayers I would not be able to write blog entries like this.  Your prayers have brought Carter through so much this past year and I will always be thankful.  Thank you so much for all of your faithful prayers and please keep them coming! As always...To Him be the Glory!!!
What he loves to do...RUN!

Carter got to go to his friend Noah's Birthday party at pump it up! He had such a good time! Here are a few pictures...