Wednesday, December 29

In Loving Memory...

Todd Heston Martin

born: December 5, 2008
died: December 29, 2008

I can hardly believe that two years have passed since we celebrated the life and death of Baby Todd. Everyone who has ever experienced the loss of a loved one will say that those anniversaries get easier with each passing year. While I tend to agree and believe that one day it will get easier; I'm not completely there yet. My heart still hurts a little, and I miss him more than anyone could ever know.
We love and miss you Baby Todd...and look forward to the day when we will see you again!

Tuesday, December 21

4 Months!

Paisley turned 4 months old this past Saturday, the 18th. We spent the day with Dustin's family to celebrate Christmas. I will post about that later.

Anyway...Paisley had her 4 month check up with the pediatrician this past Monday. As always, it went well, and the Doctor was very pleased with her. I was completely surprised by her weight...only 14 pounds 2 ounces. I was expecting her to weigh more than that. She did very good with her shots as well. Only a few tears were shed this time around!

**All ready to go see the Pediatrician!!

As of Monday December 20th, Paisley

weight: 14 lbs 2 ozs.

height: 25 in.

Paisley has also mastered the art of rolling over. She has rolled over before, but not consistantly or intentionally. We have had fun watching her roll. She gets excited & giggles every time as if it's her first time all over again! She is playing with toys more and more, and is able to recognize her baby doll.

We have started feeding her cereal...with a spoon. She is enjoying the cereal, but not the spoon so much. She tries to slurp the cereal from the spoon, which is quite cute! I think she would rather continue with the bottle, it's much faster! She doesn't like anything getting between her & her food.

It has been such a blessing to have Paisley in our family. We are enjoying every minute with her, and are looking forward to celebrating her first Christmas!

Sunday, December 5

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Today we celebrate Todd's 2nd birthday...not with cards, gifts or cake...but with 24 balloons & lots of memories.
Todd...on his Birthday - December 5. 2008

This morning, we released 24 balloons in memory of Baby Todd. One balloon to represent each precious day we were blessed to spend with him. Tags were attached to each balloon, in hopes that they would eventually be found.

I was praying for clear skies for our balloon release. However when I woke up this morning the clouds were thick and low, with snow flurries, very similiar to the weather last year on Todd's birthday.

If you found one of Todd's balloons please leave a comment here on the blog. We would like to hear where all the balloons were found.

If this is your first time visiting the blog, feel free to go back and read previous posts to get Todd's complete story.


For more pictures from our balloon release, click HERE!