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surveyorshawn
11-12-2009, 01:34 AM
Hey guys, due to several requests, here are some updated pic of Benaiah. He is one year old today!! I can hardly believe it has been a year!! And it has been 5 months since his surgery!! Thank you guys for all the prayers and kind words you have given us over the past year!!

So excited!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09e.jpg

"Hey, what's going on here....?"
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09fIMG01509.jpg

Happy Birthday!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09g.jpg

He got his very own personal cake!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09j.jpg

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09m.jpg

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09n.jpg

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09o.jpg

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09t.jpg
"I AM the birthday boy!!!!!"
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09u.jpg

rockdawg21
11-12-2009, 01:35 AM
Cute pics!

How cool though! My wife and I are going to name our first son "Benaiah"!

surveyorshawn
11-12-2009, 01:56 AM
Here are some recent pics of him too:

His scar has healed up so well!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-10-09a.jpg

He still hates going to the cardiologist!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-10-09drcouglesoffice.jpg

He is strong enough to sit up by himself now!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-10-09b.jpg

Playing with his toys
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-10-09c.jpg

Watching his favorite show...Sesamie Street!!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/N11-10-09a-watchingsesamiest.jpg

surveyorshawn
11-12-2009, 02:07 AM
Cute pics!

How cool though! My wife and I are going to name our first son "Benaiah"!

Well, it is an awesome name!! I have prayed our little boy will live up to the bravery associated with his name. He has already beaten a bad congenital heart condition and went through open heart surgery like a true warrior! We are super proud of him!!

rockdawg21
11-12-2009, 02:18 AM
Well, it is an awesome name!! I have prayed our little boy will live up to the bravery associated with his name. He has already beaten a bad congenital heart condition and went through open heart surgery like a true warrior! We are super proud of him!!
Cool, I was really wondering what was up with the scar. We also felt the name would be very fitting considering the history. Good stuff! :)

VCURamFan
11-12-2009, 02:28 AM
That's fantastic, man! It's such a blessing to see that little guy looking so happy!:happydancing:

Bonnie
11-12-2009, 05:14 AM
Thanks Shawn for posting these pics; they're great! Benaiah looks terrific!

I love the one of him totally going for the plastic with icing rather than the cake with icing. :laugh:

Hey, I just had to get hooked up like that too, but I didn't get a binky. :cry: What's up with that! :angry: :laugh:

mikthehick
11-12-2009, 05:20 AM
Shawn, isn't it awesome when God answer prayers of people far away? Seeing your sons story has SO encouraged me. He is precious!

Bonnie
11-12-2009, 05:29 AM
Hey guys, due to several requests, here are some updated pic of Benaiah. He is one year old today!! I can hardly believe it has been a year!! And it has been 5 months since his surgery!! Thank you guys for all the prayers and kind words you have given us over the past year!!



http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09t.jpg

He is too cute, Shawn. I think this one is my favorite!



"I AM the birthday boy!!!!!"
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/11-11-09u.jpg

He looks like he is about ready to give a "manly" belch or he might just be high on sugar. :laugh:


:happydancing::happydancing: HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BENAIAH!!!:happydancing::happydancing:

Llamafighter
11-12-2009, 12:26 PM
Awesome pics, Shawn! He looks great. That cake obviously didn't know who it was up against :laugh:
Keep the updates coming!

Primadawn
11-12-2009, 01:05 PM
Great news and great pics!!! I want to squeeze him!

rockdawg21
11-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Great news and great pics!!! I want to squeeze him!
Uh oh! Did you know with a comment like that, you could be convicted as a sex offender? Shame shame Dawn!

surveyorshawn
12-06-2009, 03:18 PM
We finally got a date for Benaiah's eye surgery. It will be Dec. 31 at 7 am. It should be a simple, one hour, outpatient surgery, but of course parents are always nervous when our little ones have to have something done, so we ask for your prayers as he goes through this. Hopefully it will be successful and he won't have to undergo anymore surgeries!!

Spiritwalker
12-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Very heartwarming!!!! Very happy for your family!!!!!:w00t:

VCURamFan
12-06-2009, 03:26 PM
We finally got a date for Benaiah's eye surgery. It will be Dec. 31 at 7 am. It should be a simple, one hour, outpatient surgery, but of course parents are always nervous when our little ones have to have something done, so we ask for your prayers as he goes through this. Hopefully it will be successful and he won't have to undergo anymore surgeries!!

Thanks for letting us know, Shawn, we'll be praying for the little rascal!

Silverback
12-06-2009, 05:03 PM
He's a beautiful little guy, and look's like he really enjoyed the cake, I have four son's and they are my world just as Benaiah is your's. My son's and I send our best and god bless.

Llamafighter
12-06-2009, 06:25 PM
We finally got a date for Benaiah's eye surgery. It will be Dec. 31 at 7 am. It should be a simple, one hour, outpatient surgery, but of course parents are always nervous when our little ones have to have something done, so we ask for your prayers as he goes through this. Hopefully it will be successful and he won't have to undergo anymore surgeries!!

You got it Shawn!

Bonnie
12-06-2009, 07:53 PM
We finally got a date for Benaiah's eye surgery. It will be Dec. 31 at 7 am. It should be a simple, one hour, outpatient surgery, but of course parents are always nervous when our little ones have to have something done, so we ask for your prayers as he goes through this. Hopefully it will be successful and he won't have to undergo anymore surgeries!!

I had severe crossed eyes when I was a kid and finally had to have surgery too. Mine were pulled inward though. But that's been a lonnggg time ago and they have really come a long way in what they can do nowdays. Like you said, now these things are done on an outpatient basis and recovery is so much easier and faster. Plus these little ones seem to recover so much faster than us adults--we can be such big babies. :laugh:

I'm sure he will do fine, Shawn. Nothing our little lion tamer can't handle especially given what he has already been through. Piece of cake! :ninja:

He's in my prayers. :)

hughesfan4life
12-06-2009, 09:09 PM
:)hey shawn!,the wee guy is in my thoughts and prayers,my best friend's wee lassie has had corrective surgery on both her eyes 3 times and is doing very well.your wee lad sounds like a true fighter,he'll do good,i know it!.all the very best."war benaiah!".:punch::punch::punch:

Rev
12-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Hey brother, lil Ben has helped me get through this whole thing with Gabe and he doesnt even know it. He is looking great and I just know that he is gonna do great things for the kingdom someday.

Llamafighter
02-01-2010, 12:17 AM
How did the surgery go, Shawn. I noticed in the drawing that his eyes seem to be corrected.

Tyburn
02-01-2010, 12:48 AM
Gosh...has it really been a whole year :blink: Unbelievable!

just look at him now :w00t:

surveyorshawn
02-01-2010, 02:16 AM
Yes, his eyes are corrected now! I'm sorry I forgot to post after the surgery!! It was postponed on Dec. 31 because his eyes were all crust & runny. He had the surgery last Wednesday, Jan. 20. He is doing great! Thank you guys for all your prayers!

Llamafighter
02-01-2010, 02:17 AM
Yes, his eyes are corrected now! I'm sorry I forgot to post after the surgery!! It was postponed on Dec. 31 because his eyes were all crust & runny. He had the surgery last Wednesday, Jan. 20. He is doing great! Thank you guys for all your prayers!

That's great!

Mac
02-01-2010, 02:24 AM
Great to hear it Shawn . Those pictures are great. He is adorable!

Bonnie
02-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Yes, his eyes are corrected now! I'm sorry I forgot to post after the surgery!! It was postponed on Dec. 31 because his eyes were all crust & runny. He had the surgery last Wednesday, Jan. 20. He is doing great! Thank you guys for all your prayers!

Oh that is great news, Shawn; I know y'all are relieved to have that done. I remember when I was in 4th grade, I got to be library girl for a week and I was checking this kid's books out and he called me "cross-eyed" and I was like, "Nuh uh! I just had them fixed!" :laugh:

Brat! I should have date-stamped his forehead and told him that that was when his momma was gonna RETURN him for a nicer kid. :laugh:

Rev
02-02-2010, 07:13 AM
Dang its been a while! I miss ya bro, we need to hang out.

surveyorshawn
02-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Dang its been a while! I miss ya bro, we need to hang out.

We do! BTW, who you got in the main event Saturday night?

Rev
02-02-2010, 09:01 PM
The only chance Mark has is lay and pray and I dont think Randy is gonna let that happen. War Randy

surveyorshawn
03-15-2010, 03:25 AM
Thought I'd post another update of Benaiah. He's doing great! The weather has been awesome, so he got to go outside and play.
This was his first time in the sandbox:
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/IMG01187.jpg

Swinging:
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/IMG01175.jpg

Eating a banana. He loves fruit!
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/IMG01162.jpg

Showing out at snack time! (He's sitting next to Grandma GG)
http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu62/akshunter70/IMG01166.jpg

Llamafighter
03-15-2010, 01:49 PM
He looks great, Shawn! Glad he's enjoying life.