We needed a little magic in our lives during the period of time when the picture below was taken, but no, this genie didn't appear by rubbing a lantern. Her name was Bea and she was one of Carter's nurses at McMaster Children's Hospital. She didn't grant us any wishes, but after a three week stay at McMaster what we'd been wishing for finally came true. We were able to take Carter home!
The pictures below were taken fourteen Halloweens ago! Carter was just eight weeks old. He was diagnosed with failure to thrive because he was having a lot of trouble coordinating his eating and his breathing and he just wasn't gaining weight. So, he was admitted to Mac where he got a heap of attention and some fancy shmancy tubes to help him breathe and eat. As a result, he finally gained weight!
You can read more about his early days here.
Carter settled in for a nap just in time to head home. I couldn't have been happier.
Fourteen years later, here's 5'4", 100 lb Carter!
Sorry, no Halloween costume (he's not into that anymore). But, if you'd like to see some Halloween posts from days gone by, you can click here, here and here.