A Naked Baby


It’s been a pretty good weekend here in Denver. Pete spent the night with a friend for the first time ever! He couldn’t have been more thrilled about it. Leslie had been very nervous about his first night away with a friend. Not for any reason other than it was the first one, but she was nervous all the same. She asked him the night before if he would miss her. He took a few seconds of deep 3-year-old contemplation and said, “Um… nope.” He had a blast! Not only did he spend the night with a friend, but he got to ride on a fire truck the next morning at a Fireman’s pancake breakfast. No wonder he didn’t miss his Momma! He then came home for some sidewalk chalk fun and visit by the ice cream truck. Today he had a good time at church (he had a Hershey’s kiss in his hand when I walked up to get him) and he got to go to a birthday party which of course included cake. It’s hard to argue with that.

Megan’s weekend wasn’t quite as good as Pete’s, but with a handful of rib fractures that’s to be expected. She rested ok most of the time and ate pretty well, though she didn’t really sleep much Saturday night which sidelined her again for church. She’ll make it one of these days. However, some of her happier times led to some nice photo opportunities, so we’d love to share.

As I post these photos there still an elusive photo out there that’s hopefully waiting to be captured and posted. A naked baby picture! No, not a creepy picture, but just one with a sweet little baby girl. All of our pictures of her either have an IV, a feeding tube, a sling for a broken arm or tubing for oxygen. Can I just say that all of those things feel like they’ve stolen some of the innocence of our precious little one. Megan never had the chance to be a naive little baby and think that the world is a safe place where her family can protect her. Unfortunately we just can’t keep the world at bay when the attack is from inside because of a gene mutation, no matter how much we’d like to. One of these days when she can ditch the oxygen (so long as she doesn’t have any broken bones at the time) we may be able to capture that naked baby picture. Until then, we’ll just keep hoping that the opportunity will present itself before her baby phase passes us by.


5 responses »

  1. What amazing pictures! Megan is a doll, Pete has changed since I was there a month ago, losing the toddler look, and Les, you look beautiful! Papa, we need a snap of you too! Your smiles bring such peace to this mom’s heart. I love you!

  2. I agree! Leslie, you look so beautiful and you’re still glowing :). I hope you don’t mind me jumping on to follow your blog, but I kept asking Travis how you guys were doing so he got the link from Ryan. We are thinking and praying for you all!

  3. Sarah Lancaster on October 4,2012 In His Love

    The Writing Ministry of First Baptist Church Cinton is praying for you and your family daily. The pictures of Magan are so amazing our prayer is that the Doctors will be able to find something that will help her bones grow. Little Pete is a amazing little boy. I hope these words from Isaih 40:11 Will Help”He takes care of His sheep like a Shepherd. He gathers the lambs together and carries them close to His heart, He gently leads those who are young.”

  4. Leslie your mom gave me Megan Clara’s blog site last night at church. I’m so grateful she did. I love you and your family so much. Y’all have all been so special to Bacon and me. We have prayed and continue to pray for all of you!! What a journey you are on, but God goes before you and He knows His plans for you. Plans to prosper you not to harm you! Plans to bring you hope and a future. I will eagerly follow your blog and travel this way with you in thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your sweet family especially beautiful and precious Megan Clara.

    In His love,
    Martha Bacon

  5. She is such a beautiful baby. Definitely Pete’s sister. The Spirit of the Lord really shines through your heartfelt words. Many people are praying for all of you and I know that God is with you every step of the way. Romans 8:28.

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