Happy 21 Months our Darling Boy! I cant believe how quickly we are on our way to 2 years! You continue to light up our lives in every possible way , you continue to teach us so much, God continues to show His love through you each moment of every day! We are so Blessed to be your parents, and love you more and more each moment - you are are hero , inspiration and reason we are here on earth! We love you are Darling Deqlan more then you will ever know , but as i always say we shall continue to try and show you just how much each day by trying to be the best parents we can be !
Today is also Keatons 21 weeks birthday! Hooray! You continue to capture our hearts each moment we see you - you are to dam cute Keaton Beaton - your giggles and smiles and expressions and movements melt our hearts, you are to gorgeous and we love you billions!
Poor little monkey had to have blood drawn today for his allergy test - Nanna says Keaton was full of smiles for everyone and then very heartsore once needle went in - shame, its horrible to see such a little baba so upset - luckily its over and we anxiously await results to see if and what he is allergic to!
Today also marks exactly 1 year since Meggie gave us the news she was pregnant - as she tells on Keatons blog, we where at Kloof hospital and Megs arrived for her 'shift' with me at 6 am and she announced that not only was Deqlan a miracle but that she was expecting a miracle to! We were elated and overjoyed at the news! Later that day Deqlan had his emergency haemotoma repaired - his second op in 2 weeks - boy look how far we have come in 1 year , thank You Lord!
Thank you for all your prayers for Logan , she is out of hospital and will stay at home for the week to make sure she is 110% - her Ouma says she still has a bit of cramps from the gastro , but seems to be on the mend.
I was a bit concerned about our soldier the last few days - he hasn't been himself, a little more niggly then normal, flushed cheeks, and what concerned me the most is that he was not wanting to eat or even drink, now , for Deqlan not to want to drink , something must be worrying him ! I was more then relieved last night as Deqlan ate a little more and drank to and decided to have another peek into his mouth - and there it was! The last molar - out ! Deqlans appetite and thirst are getting back to normal today and he seems to be more chilled and relaxed and in a better mood!
We had a great session at speech and ot yesterday - the girls where impressed to hear about all the new developments the past week and very impressed to see Deqlan showing with his hand that he wanted something. He also calmed down so quickly after the door was shout - so 95% of our session is spent inside and being calm and focusing on activities - that in itself is a huge achievement! So, we go back next week Tuesday and will have our assessment , very interested to hear the feedback of the Doctor who specialises in smaller infants.
Please go and have a look at this video - how beautiful - Sloan Memorial hospital in New York had a prom for all the paed oncology kids to celebrate life! How beautiful and very inspiring...mmm....watch this space...http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5041177
Sam and Don and Mia - the countdown is really on its way as you wait for your baby boy to arrive on Monday 16 June - we are so excited for you and wish we were there to see the little guy arrive - cant wait to meet him - safe delivery my friend, God will be with you every step of the way, that's for sure!
Well, let me sign off for the evening and go and play with my little soldier who is thoroughly enjoying the taste of sand and the feel of mud at the moment!
God Bless, sleep tight, lots and lots of love
Mark, Samm, Deqlan
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!