Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tomorrow's Appointment

Karter has a post surgery appointment at Children's Hospital tomorrow afternoon. It is the first time since surgery that we will be back there. Seems amazing to me that it is almost three months ago that Karter had his surgery, wow!

The appointment is a routine check-up with both the surgeon and the neurologist. They will look at his incision and check that it has healed well and they will talk to us about how it has been going since surgery.

I will update you on the appointment on the weekend. Kurt and I are off to Whistler for two days right after the appointment; we are taking some much needed "alone time", away from the day to day events here in the Witt household.

Also, I have included a few pictures of Karter at the pool today, taking in the sun and chillin' in his pool floatie.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

First Year Pictures

If you have ever taken your child to WalMart or Sears to get their photos done, you know it can prove to be quite the ordeal. Trying to get them there at the perfect time of the day not cranky, tired or hungry can prove to be a small miracle. Then you have to make sure that you get that perfect shot, all in the time slot allotted for you. Well, I have done the "studio" thing and it is too much work for me. So instead we decided that we would take our own photos of the Karter for his first birthday. Here are some of the results.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy First Birthday Karter!

It is hard to believe that we have celebrated the passing of the first year. What a year it has been!

We celebrated Karter's birthday on the hottest day of the year...who are we kidding, it broke records from decades ago. We gathered Karter's friends and our families together and celebrated in the pool at the Paterson's house. The theme of the night "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus". Everything that night was centered around all things sweet. We had a candy buffet, ice cream sundae station and lots of fun.

We were so overwhelmed by the love poured out by those closest to us that at the end of the evening all I could say is "I am so Thankful"

"Karter, you have brought such joy into our lives, this has been a tough year, but we made it through. God is so faithful to us. We claim this next year as 'the year of great things'. We believe there is such a mantle placed on your life and we are excited to watch you walk out the journey in the years to come. You are an amazing little boy who has touched the heart of 1000's already, we love you and are blessed everyday by your presence"

Candy Buffet...

Karter in the pool...

Ice-cream Sundae Station

Two months post surgery...

I am sorry it has been so long since the last post, it is amazing how the time can get away on you and fly by. Since our last post there has been some progress. I took Karter to the doctor today for his 1 year shots and he had gained a pound since last month and grown an inch, so we were pleased! he is now 18 pd 12.5 oz and 31 inches long. Obviously, he is eating really well, most times he eats what we do, just mashed up. He still only has four teeth but I think he is working on a few more right now.

Head control has come quite a ways in the past few weeks, he appears so much stronger these days. He is now able to sit in his walker and it appears he really likes the change of scenery from the horizontal to the vertical position. Often he will stay there for about 30 minutes. He has started to grasp at toys and use his hands slightly. We are hoping putting him in the walker will help him learn to bare weight on his legs and lean on his arms and elbows for support. I have posted a video for you to see what he is doing.

As you recall, I mentioned that the neurologists told us up to three months post surgery we could still see seizures and that they consider them to be residual effects of surgery. The other day we were shopping and Karter had been sleeping for a very brief period of time and was awakened suddenly. I cannot explain to you what happened, except to say it appeared a bit abnormal to me. It was ever so slight and may honestly been nothing, but I was uncomfortable with what he was doing. I choose to say, believe and live out the promise that Karter is healed and that surgery is successful and I ask that you continue to pray that way as well. We refuse to get discouraged and know that the stand we have taken is bold and will come under attack, so please pray for continued strength.