Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Lot Can Happen in a Week

What a difference a week makes! Matthew is celebrating his first week birthday today. It's amazing that in the span of a week this little guy has done things that many of us won't do in a lifetime.

Let's recap what Matthew has accomplished in only 7 days:
  • Been born (this took some help, but he was definitely an active participant)
  • Taken a jet ride
  • Had his first bath (ok, hopefully this isn't new to any of us)
  • Visited two different states
  • Learned to use a pacifier
  • Undergone a complicated heart surgery
  • Stayed strong during recovery
  • Made countless friends, including many through this blog and Facebook!
Matthew continues to progress well and we can credit the amazing medical staff along with the army of people praying for him and our family. It has been especially nice of all of the heart parents and kids to share their stories and support -- Matthew is lucky to have a an extended "family" watching out for him.


  1. Happy 1 week Birthday Matthew!!!! I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I'm still praying for you, your mom and your dad. You're one lucky guy to have such great parents.

  2. I am so glad that Matthew is doing so well. He is one tough baby. I know how hard it can be in the hospital as a fellow heart mom. I dont live to far away so if you need anything please feel free to email me. I am hoping that you recieved the gift from CJ's crew...if not please be on the look out. It should be there soon. ( CJ's crew is something I started after the loss of my son CJ.) It was created to help families while their children are in long term care at CHildrens Hospital Boston. You can read aboutit on Face book. Just search Cj's Crew( its the one with a heart picture) =) My email is
    I will continue to have you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!! Way to go Matthew <3

    Heart Hugs!!

  3. What a beautiful video and a strong little fighter Matthew is<3 Much love and prayers always from all of us Heart Parents<3, Alison