Melody’s First Birthday!!!

Melody entered the world with much fanfare, and she was not about the let her first birthday pass incognito. The expectation of Melody making it to one year was low, but by God’s mercy here she is.  The expectation that people should show up for her birthday party also seemed like it should be low, given that it was Super Bowl Sunday, there was snow on the ground, and it was sick season.  But somehow the girl managed to celebrate her big first birthday with about 300 of her closest friends! We are so thankful for all the wonderful people who contributed to making Melody’s birthday exceedingly special!  We are particularly thankful for our friend Jamie who is an exceptional organizer and helped …

Melody is 9 Months Old!

Little Melody is nine months old and counting! Our little girl is gaining strength. We were spending about 9-10 hours a day feeding her.  She just made a nice advancement in that arena and has become more efficient.  It still takes a bit of time to feed her, but we are thankful for this turn of events! Melody’s lack of neck strength has been one of her more pronounced weaknesses.  She is making extensive progress in this area.  She likes her exercise ball and is happy to lift her little head when she is on there. Melody’s newly acquired neck strength has been a conduit for some exceptional progress in other areas.  In the past Melody rolled over but her …

Melody Celebration

Our friend Joan organized an event to celebrate Melody’s sweet little life.  The remarkable Bold Reflections group sang for this event.  We were immensely blessed by these talented young men as well as the other accomplished musicians and singers!  Thank you to all those who who joined us for this evening of celebrating Melody’s life!  

Melody is 4 Months Old!

Little Miss Melody is 4 months old! She has on baby doll sunglasses in this picture.  I am pleased to say that she is growing out of them, as she has been growing rapidly lately.  Not only is she growing out of baby doll sunglasses, she is growing out of doll clothes, premie clothes, and even some of her newborn clothes.  Believe it or not, “Big M”, as her daddy calls her, weighed in at 8 lbs, 12 oz. this morning!  Our friends are letting us use their baby scale for Melody so we can keep track of her weight.  Just for a little perspective on Melody’s size, when she first came home from the hospital her daddy weighed her in …