Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Day...

Happy Valentines Day, Happy Birthday, and Happy Gotcha day!  It is a happy day here as we celebrate all of these things! 

14 years ago at nearly 5 weeks premature, Dylan weighed in at 5lb. 14oz.  He had to spend one night in the NICU(neonatal intensive care unit) but he was was totally fine and healthy!  We are so thankful to God for giving us such a great kid!  He is a great big brother to all of his siblings and they all love him and look up to him.  Happy 14th Birthday Dylan!

1 year ago today, a very quiet and nervous little 2 year old was placed in our arms.  Luisa Joy has been such a huge blessing!  It has been so much fun to watch her personality just shine as the days and months went by.  Medically, she is doing very well, her numbers{amount of hiv in her blood} have gone from a million, down to around 200.  We are still hoping to see them at undetectable in the near future.  Meanwhile, her immune system is recovering and those numbers are right where we want them to be!  While she doesn't talk much yet, she is learning more and more each day, and she certainly understands everything that we say.  Once again, we are so thankful to God for giving us such a great kid!  She is a fun little gal who is adored and loved by all of her siblings.  Happy 1st gotcha day Lucy!

And of course, Happy Valentines Day to the rest of my great kids and my amazing husband, I love you all so very much!