Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Scott Lincoln Harvey

Scott Lincoln Harvey

Yesterday June 17th we were blessed to bring our first baby boy into the world. He was born at 8:05 by cesarean section. Philip was a trooper and was able to stay by me the whole time even with his severely weak stomach. The doctors cleaned him off as Philip watched, and then he came back and said his name is going to be Scott Lincoln Harvey.

As most of you know already, Scott has Anencephaly. We have been preparing for this over the last several months, and awaiting the day to meet him and send him of to our Father in Heaven. The doctors did not really think he would live past the recovery room. Scott was able to fight and stay strong for us to hold him and get to know him. He did cry when he was born and had several little whimpers throughout the day.

It was so special for us to hold him, sing to him, and just love him until it was his time to go. Summer has loved having a baby brother to hold and kiss. She did not want anyone else to hold him and she called him her baby. In his dad's arms, Scott returned to our Heavenly Father at 4:50pm. We were able to be with him for almost exactly 9 hours. The time definitely flew by, but gave us an amazing experience.

We love our little boy and know that we will be with him again someday. Isn't the gospel wonderful and comforting. It continue to be hard for us, but we are just happy to have been able to hold him alive for as long as we did. We are all doing well considering, and want to thank all of you for your support and prayers throughout the last months and going forward.

This is Scott in his daddy's blessing outfit when he was a baby. This is also the outfit we have picked to bury him in since Philip was blessed in it. All four of us shortly after Scott was born. Philip felt so special in the scrubs that he did not take them off until he went to bed at night.

This is Philip adoring his little boy. I think Scott was making little noises to Philip.

Summer giving her baby brother one of many kisses. She did not want to stop loving him. She makes a great big sister.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Summer

Summer turned 3 on June 9th, and we can't believe it. Time has gone by so fast. I look at her baby pictures and wish I could go back just for a day. I look forward to watching her grow and experience new things in life.

To celebrate her birthday we had a pool party/BBQ on June 7th with many of her friends here in Houston. It was really hot that day, and we were all happy to have the water to cool off in. It is always fun to get together with friends. Thanks to everyone who came you made the party a blast. Here are some pics of the events.
This is the best picture I have of everyone. I forgot to take pictures of everyone in the pool.

Summer and Brinley chillin' after swimming.

The cake and presents melting in the sun.

Summer's Tinkerbell birthday cake made of fondant. I don't think I will have the motivation to do this ever again. We'll see.

The wind kept blowing the candles out, so Philip let Summer try to blow the torch thing out instead.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Presidential Canidates

I have to admit that I am not the most political person. In fact the last time I did decide to vote even without knowing anything about any of the candidates. I have given attention to this campaign a lot considering I never did before. I am no political buff like you Rishelle, however I did take an interest for the first time. I was very saddened when Mitt Romney dropped out, and I totally almost stopped watching everything. I watched every now and then, but it was just boring and annoying. Anyhow, now I am in a dilemma because I don't know who I will vote for in the fall. What do I do if I don't like either candidate? I have thought about not voting at all, but then I would not be able to complain in the future when mistakes are made or when I don't like something about the government. For now I will try to gain interest in following again, and of course my dear friend Rishelle I hope I can ask you what is up. Anyhow, all I know is I'm confused.