Since then, we've been trucking along and getting used to life with two kids. Tyce has done amazingly well, and Gabi can't get enough of her brother. That being said, it definitely hasn't been easy. Although Tyce had very few "preemie issues," he still requires extra time and care. As is common with most preemies, his muscles and joints are a little bit stiff, so we have an occupational therapist come to the house twice a month to work with him and show me stretches and massage techniques to help him loosen up. Also, he has had appointments with the ophthalmologist every 2 weeks since we brought him home to make sure his mild retinopathy of prematurity is resolving. Praise God that he had his last appointment a few days ago, and the doctor said that his eyes are healing beautifully and that he expects him to develop good vision and have no future complications from it. It's been pretty obvious that God has had His hand on Tyce and caused his body to heal and develop wonderfully!
For those of you who aren't on Facebook and don't get to see pictures or hear about how Tyce is doing now, let me tell you a little bit about him. His corrected age is almost 2 months old, and he pretty much acts just like a normal 2 month old. He is very content when he is awake and just likes to look around. It's amazing how well he focuses on our faces and how he studies new people. He recently started smiling and cooing at us, which has been incredibly exciting and rewarding. He has rolled over from his tummy to his back a handful of times and can sit for a few minutes in the Bumbo seat by himself. I'm guessing he weighs about 10 or 11 pounds now and is slowing chunking up. Can't wait to see how his little personality continues to develop!
Lastly, as for the puzzle, it has been completed! I just need to glue it and write everyone's names on the back, and I promise to post a picture when I'm done. It's pretty cool how PERFECTLY God provided the funds for this adoption. The combination of our personal savings, the adoption tax credit, and the puzzle donations covered the adoption costs exactly - no more, no less. What an amazing provider our God is! A huge THANK YOU to all who donated money for our adoption. Most importantly, we are immensely thankful for all of your prayers for us and for Tyce. God blessed us through each of you, and we are forever grateful!