Happy Birthday to our beautiful son! It’s amazing that it was just a year ago that we were in the hospital meeting the new guy and nervously preparing for him to undergo major open-heart surgery to correct his TGV.
Now, everything is going amazingly well. If you didn’t know his history or see his chest scar, you would have no idea that he had such a traumatic start. At his annual cardiologist visit last month, they said that everything looks and sounds great, and that we don’t even have to come back in for another year! The surgeries seem to have gone perfectly. Thanks so much to Drs. Huddleston, Ghandi, Ludomirsky, Foerester, and all the other doctors and nurses at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; you did a great job.
Outside of the medical issues, our little baby is really growing into a toddler. Within the last week, he has taken his first few unassisted steps (he’s been cruising while holding on to things for a while), has started saying his first words (“Hi”, “Yes”, and maybe “Kitty”), and has started using baby signs. He’s a big flirt, and he loves eating big-people food from our plates. It’s really a fun time.
Douglas Edwin, one year old
What a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky boy you are.