Locke. 4 weeks old

These milestones just keep getting sweeter.  4 weeks ago today we welcomed this handsome little man into the world.  We had no idea if we would have even two minutes with him.. and here we sit four weeks later, pinching ourselves.  He has truly taught us so many things- for me, the greatest of those is letting go of fear, and living every single day with a grateful heart.


We are spending our time with Locke the only way that makes sense.  Capturing every little moment, making as many memories as we can, savoring every gaze we get into those deep, soulful eyes.  His calm spirit has reminded us over and over again to not be afraid.. there is truly so much joy in this journey.


Locke overall is doing so well.  He is slowly gaining a bit of weight and growing (he is up to 5 lbs 9 oz!) and is getting stronger every day.  We have seen our first apnea scare, but have not had another, and a hernia that developed two weeks ago has not changed- so those things are good.  Things could change at any moment, so we are living in today.  Every single day is a true miracle.  

On Saturday we are having a one month birthday celebration for our little guy (Super Hero style, of course), and we couldn’t be more excited to gather with family and friends.  Please continue to pray for many, many more days with Locke.  Our hearts have felt the presence of prayer from the beginning of our journey, and we certainly feel it now.


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11 Responses to Locke. 4 weeks old

  1. Glynda says:

    What a beautiful family you have. It has been an honor to be able to join ya’ll on this journey. You and your family have taught me to not worry about the small stuff. Just live in the moment and enjoy what we have. Thank you so much. Sending lots of prayers for you and your family!

  2. I absolutely love seeing Locke updates!! Happy 4 Weeks, Little Guy :o)

  3. Super hero!!! Can’t think of a more perfect theme. Beautiful images, beautiful family 🙂

  4. Cori McKenzie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing sweet Locke with all of us. I am so thrilled that you are still celebrating your little guy. And those of us who were a part of your hospital stay love seeing him beating the odds. Much love and many continued prayers for your lovely family. ❤

  5. Marcia Pond says:

    Everyone should take a lesson from your family and live each day to the fullest. Locke is so precious and your daughter is such a sweetie.

  6. Aunt Sandy says:

    Beautiful, love the pictures…his eyes are open so much more. Hugs and kisses to you all. I believe Locke is doing so well because of you two. Kudos

  7. Peg Hertle says:

    Shannon and Josh, we are thinking of you and love the pictures that you share with us. Locke is so very lucky to have two wonderful parents that give him the love and care that he needs. He is such a sweet little boy. We have shared your story with our friends and they send their prayers also.
    Our love, Aunt Peg

  8. Great Grandma says:

    He is a true gift from God. So glad we were able to spend a little time with you. So proud of you and Josh.
    Lots of love to all and we continue to pray for Lock.

  9. Pam Kennedy. says:

    It is a joy and an inspiration to all those who value life. May God give you the strength to face all of the opportunities this little one brings to your lives, and the grace to accept every day as a gift.

  10. Sarah Abernethy says:

    Wonderful. My prayers continue. I love seeing your beautiful family enjoying every moment.

  11. Jackie Pagano says:

    My heart is filled with hope and love for baby Locke. What a precious gift! I love you my dear Shan, he is lucky to have you as a mommy!