Hello everyone! Our son Samuel was born at Phoenix Baptist Hospital on Sunday, July 10th, at 12:41 pm. He is healthy, with blonde hair and dark blue eyes (we'll see if they stay that way). He is calm and quiet, his favorite activities being nursing and peeking around the room while being snuggled. His little toes and fingers and occasional gas-induced smiles are so perfect and we are all so in love with him.
Aurora loves him very much, even if the adjustment does sometimes involve a little jealousy. She is growing up and getting more and more beautiful with every passing minute, and for the most part loves being a big sister. When we talk to her about it, she says."I growing up, I gettin' bigger, and my hair gettin' taller!" (she recently got a hair cut and is still understanding longer vs taller). She pats me and says, "Baby brother not in your tummy anymore? He crawled out?" And whenever Samuel cries, she is extremely concerned about him.
Will wants to ensure that everyone knows how strong he is (he's sitting next to me with Samuel right now as we prepare our Tucson house for the move back here in August). He says he would like to thank BlueCross BlueShield for the personal trainer, aka his physical therapist, Suzanne. He loves physical therapy because he is using the time to really get strong and fit and regain the physical endurance he lost. He still takes his three therapies, but is considering quitting occupational because he finds that therapist to be extremely difficult without being very helpful, but that's another story.
Ultimately, most people who suffer an injury like this are not ever told, "You will make a full recovery," but Will was told this before he even left Craig Hospital. That seems to sum it up for us. He's a miracle and so lucky, not just in his recovery but in his wealth of friends and family. Thank you all so much.