Wordless with Whitt


The Name

I have been asked "What's in the name?"


So here it is......

His first name comes from a couple different places:
1. My dad was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was younger, his oncologist name was Doctor Whittaker. I was only in 4th grade when my dad was diagnosed so my dads doctor really did not exactly make a huge impression on me at such a young age in which I would name my son after him but the journey of my dad's battle with cancer did. So I chose the name Whittaker to represent his Fight and how he conquered it for so long with such grace.
2. My sister's name is Whitney.... She is great. She is 3 years younger than me and I feel as if we were inseparable until I moved off to college. She has such a fire for life and I am so glad Whittaker has such a great Aunt to look up to.

My great great great grandmother on my dad's side of the family was Grandma Overstreet. She is not someone that I had ever had the pleasure of meeting. But my grandmother Jewel (my dad's mom) would always talk to me about Grandma Overstreet and how she was a fiery lady with zeal for life....That she had a spark.

So there it is.... neither of the names have great definition from Mr. Webster but they have come from stories in Life from the family line... I am sure glad my son gets to represent such great and wonderful people with his name.


Meet Oliver

I just wanted to
Introduce you to
Whitt's little side kick
Oliver the Owl....
Never a night without a little cuddle from Oliver

(Mom's not jealous at all....)


{::Life of a Preemie::}

Whitt had his 9 month appointment yesterday (Tuesday) and he did great. He weighed in at 18.6 lbs. He is now in the 30th percentile. WOOT WOOT! But the doctor referred us back to ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) because she has some concern that Whitt is not crawling yet, saying mama or Dada or waving bye bye. We worked with ECI a little bit in the beginning and did not really gain a lot from them. We also have had friends that have worked with ECI and we have not received much positive feedback from them either. So next week we will be in communication with a Functional Pediatrician to see what steps she thinks we need to take.
We were definitely warned about this having
a 29 week preemie but he has been mostly
on track up to this point minus his small size.
We are ready though and we have God by our side to walk us down this path.
He has reminds us daily that he is in control and he will always prove faithful.
We know Whitt can do these things, he might just need a little extra help.....

Fellow Mom's -
When did your kids crawl?
say mama?
wave bye bye?
Have any of your blogger's worked with ECI?
In your opinion, what did you think of them?

I mean look at this progress....
Picture 1: 3 days old, 3 lbs.
Picture 2: 9 months old, 18.6 lbs.
We are on TEAM WHITT and ready to tackle this.


Please Pass the Veggies

This is what goes down in the Wetherell Household when you try to give this madman applesauce. He is a VEGGIE boy, that switch from veggies to fruit never goes over smoothly.
For now, I love this face that he does, it just cracks me up....
{Key word: FOR NOW}
Did you hear his manly grunt, He is such a BOY!


He makes me speechless!


Happy Nine months to my little stinker.

Oh, you sure are a stinker.
You are becoming some kind of Ornery.
For now, it is considered cute...but only for now.
You are sleeping from 8 to 8 and
mommy loves you for that.
You are eating 4 7 oz. bottles a day but
can be really fickle about them.
You can never decide if you really want one.
If there is a room full of people you would totally
rather be the life of the party and
not eat your boring bottle.
You love the mornings...
you would lay in your bed and babble for hours if I let you,
you LOVE your morning oatmeal and
literally slurp it out of the spoon.
You still love your veggies more than your fruit
and still have a killer gag reflex to let
us know you don't like them
Your dad and I "tried" to sleep in the same room
as you not to long ago and son, you snore so loud.
I will start praying for you future wife's ears.
Your dad and I did not sleep at all.
You are not crawling yet but I think you are getting close.
You simply just move in circles with your arms,
you cannot yet put the arms and legs in motion together.
You will get it soon though....
Diaper changes are not our friend,
You like to flip onto your stomach mid diaper change every time-
Poop or no poop, it is not right.
You have 2 bottom teeth and your top right
one is pushing it's way through.
You have recently noticed if you scream,
you will get attention.
I am trying to figure out how to get this under control.
You are growing faster than
I would have ever dreamed,
the saying "it flashes before your eyes"
really does apply to your little life.
You have a smile that shoots it's way
directly to your mom and dad's heart
and a laugh that puts the biggest smile on our face.
Thank you for being the happiest baby I know....
Happy 9 months little bugger filled Bitters!


To the > of these

Buy a T-shirt :: Support an adoption

As I sit in my backyard looking at my nap-less whining
boy who is teething like a mad man, I cannot imagine
my life without that little nap-less,
whining,teething boy.
Whitt is perfect,
God has given him to
Andy and I as a gift-
HE sure has blessed us beyond words.

We have some great friends,
Zach and Christine.
They are going through the
process of Adopting a little
baby right now.They have been Blessed
to be chosen by a birth mom and
soon they will be
blessed to have that little
baby in their arms to hold.
They will one day also be blessed
with the joys of the whining, teething
and nap-less days.
God is continuing to bless them.
My friend Amanda wrote a post to honor
the journey that God is taking
them on. Please go and read what she has
written about our sweet friends.
Amanda has a gift of writing and
I couldn't (really could never attempt)
to put in better words what she
has written(I am telling you she has mad skills).
Please Go to Zach and Christine's blog

Here are the details:
-The cost is $25 (includes shipping)
-We will take t-shirt orders for the next two weeks and then place the whole order at once. This will help us be as efficient with the funds as possible.
-The t-shirts say "To the least of these." They are heather gray with turquoise and clear ink.
-Available in adult sizes S-XXL
-Look on the right side bar to purchase a t-shirt and/or simply make a donation.
- Click on button above to go to T-shirt site

Andy, Josh and ZACH
Jennifer, Christine and Myself


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