Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Matthew was so happy to see his Mommy. I could hear that "Peaches & Herb" song in the background..."Reunited..."

Terri does an excellent job of cheerleading for Matthew during tummy-time. During this little workout he barely cried at all.

Matthew loves playing "Patty-Cake" with his Mommy!

Here, Matthew shows off his bubble blowing skills.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Grandma Wright stopped by today to check on the boys. She was pleased that we hadn't burned down the kitchen or ran out of clean clothes.

When Terri had to fly to Chicago this weekend, there was considerable doubt that I could handle being "Mr. Mom". Well, these next two photos should convince you otherwise. This morning Matthew told me he needed to be bathed. So it was off to the sink with a can of Comet. Look out dirt.

After bath time, I taught Matthew how to run around the house with scissors.

Even with all the household antics, Matthew came out of this weekend completely unscathed.

In between feedings and breathing treatments Matthew and I caught the occasional History Channel show.

Matthew is still having trouble supporting himself while on his tummy. Thus, "Tummy-Time" is one of his least favorite activities.

Here, though frustrated and uncomfortable, Matthew tries to push himself up.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

"Good morning my little man."

Whatever Matthew doesn't drink from his bottle is delivered via feeding tube. This ensures that he gets all his calories throughout the day.

This afternoon, Matthew got some swing time. He enjoys the swing and has begun playing with the toy animals on his tray.

Friday, January 27, 2006

One day down and none the worse for wear.

Matthew started the morning with some yummy apple sauce. When he wasn't looking, I snuck some for myself.

After several minutes of battling the spoon, we switched to the bottle.

After breakfast this morning, Matthew got a fresh outfit and blanket change.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

One of many blessings of being so young is having no concept or idea that another major surgery is just weeks away. Matthew's innocence and happy smiles help to ease the gravity of our immediate future.

I hope that this photo is not an indicator of what kind of driver Matthew will be!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Terri and I just can't get over these chubby little cheeks!

Quite introspection.

When Matthew gets excited, his little legs never cease.

After bath time, Matthew is nearly irresistible in his little bath towel.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Auntie Gabrielle comes over often in the morning to visit Matthew and take Terri for a walk. She is a great diversion for Terri.

Matthew & Uncle Keith had front row seats watching the playoffs today.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

In these next four photos, Terri & Matthew share with us the hazards of baby food!

Doesn't he look like a little scholar in this picture?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

This is Jerry, one of Matthew's Respiratory Therapists from Stanford. He recently sent us a song he wrote about Matthew and it is touching to hear. Jerry is a great friend and was a comfort to our family while we were at the children's hospital. I have asked Jerry for permission to post the words to his song "Matthew's Eyes" on the Blog. Stay tuned.

Matthew recently started discovering his tongue. He sticks it out of his mouth and mashes it between his new teeth.

"Dad, enough with the camera!"

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tracy Butler, one of Matthew's PICU doctors, brought her son Jack over today. She and Terri took the boys for a walk. Here, Matthew dons his jester hat for the outing.

The look on Matthew's face is absolutely classic!

My High School Buddy's parents, John & Mary Hazelwood, flew in from California and came to visit us today. They couldn't wait to hold Matthew as he had a Staph infection the last time they saw him and couldn't have physical contact. We all had a great visit.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

When I got home today, Matthew was just waking from a nap. He was a little cranky, so I picked him up, sang to him, and changed his diaper. His spirits had lifted by the time I put him down to take these pictures and fire up the barbecue grill.