Leigha and the Triplets

Friday, December 28, 2007

Miracles DO Happen!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we welcome you to join us in our wonderful celebration. So take a seat, sit back, and enjoy the show!


WE HAVE A WALKER!


Matthew and I were playing by the train table yesterday morning. I tried to get him to walk to me, maybe a total of two steps. He was very obliging, with a big grin on his face. I thought I lost him though, as he moved along the wall towards the kitchen. What I didn't realize was that he was just trying to get to a place where he had more room to WALK! I quickly grabbed my video camera and turned it on.

He was too funny to watch. Last night I realized that I didn't have any pictures of him walking, so I was hoping he would perform again. He definitely didn't let me down! I am surprised he could walk at all, he was laughing so hard. Matthew was so proud of himself, but not as much I was! Even when he would fall right away, he still signed and said "again!"





I just remember back to when I was 12 weeks pregnant and my water broke. I was told that I would probably not see Baby C's heartbeat. Each week we still saw his heart beating. I was then told that he would not make it to birth because he didn't have any fluid to help his lungs develop. Then I was told if he made it to birth, he wouldn't survive. Throughout his 98 day NICU stay, he had many obstacles. He had to be given steroids, which can cause CP or brain damage, because he was already on the highest vents and his lungs weren't handling it well. He had ROP surgery on his eyes because his vessels were growing too fast and he risked having his retina detach (which is what caused Stevie Wonder to lose his eye sight). He has proven everyone wrong!

18 comments:

Kei said...

SWEET!!!!!!! Way to go Matthew!!

So glad your video camera was handy!

Ashley said...

I am going ballistic!!!!!

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MATTHEW! YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!

Wow.


=0

P.S. I also found out where you can find an unbreakable mirror. Go to shopping.com, type in "unbreakable mirrors" and click on the very first link. Hopefully this helps!

Love,

Ashley

Laura said...

phenomenal! That kid is such a determined little man.

shmode said...

Oh man, that is so awesome! I'm so happy for him! WTG Matthew!!

laraine said...

That is fantastic!. Way to go Matthew!!!!!!!.

I can't even begin to imagine how proud you are of your little guy :-).

joni said...

OH Yay!!!!
go matthew go!!

jonib

loren said...

So AWESOME, Cathy!!!!

I am in complete awe of his stubbornness to get up over and over and try again! What an amazing Christmas present - congratulations, Matthew!

Jes said...

Now if that doesn't brighten your day nothing will!! Great job Matthew!

Jessica said...

Cathy, what an AWESOME Christmas gift you and Matthew have both been given :) I am so excited for both of you!! Tell him to keep his head up, with that kind of determination he's bound for wonderful things in this world...
Yay big boy...

Hailey said...

Yay Matthew! What an amazing little boy you are!
Keep on defeating the odds and showing those doctors up! You rock, kid!

Anonymous said...

Omg....my heart just beat faster watching that sweet video and his huge smile! You can tell that he is SO proud of himself!!! I am so happy for your family!! What a brave and special little guy Matthew is!! There are big things in store for him. :o)


Tamara

Anonymous said...

Aw, Cathy - how wonderful! I'm so happy for all of you! What a blessing your family is.

Merry Christmas!
Lisa (laurenandwillsmom)

TiffanyLeigh said...

Woo hoo!!! That's so awesome!!! Tell him we said WTG!

Tripletblessed said...

WTG Matthew how awesome! I'm smiling through my tears, how amazing one little boy can be and how wrong dr's can be!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Delurking to say:

Yay, Matthew!

MaryBeth said...

Way to go Matthew!! I can't imagine how happy and proud you all must be...

Rachel Coleman said...

We are SO proud of you Matthew!!!! That is a big deal~ Love Lucy, Leah, Rachel and Aaron

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this GREAT accomplishment the first time? Fantastic Matthew!!! you will be chasing all the other kids soon!!!

-5TAL55