Sunday, December 07, 2008

Happy Holidays

It's been a while and we know some of you have still been checking for any updates..... First of all, thanks for the thoughts and prayers.... Secondly, many of you know that Melanie is due for our second son, Drew Colin Domanico, on Feb. 1st. She is doing well and so far everything looks great. We have had every test/scan possible but, no amniocentesis. In talking with our friend Terri the other day, she convinced me to post an update regarding Drew and she wanted to see a 3D picture. As you can see in the photo, Drew looks a lot like Colin even though his hand is blocking much of his face. The holiday season has been going by really fast. Melanie and I went to Florida for Thanksgiving for a much needed break. Plus we really didn't feel like celebrating with everyone without Colin. So we spent turkey day laying on the beach in Siesta Key and going to Boston Market for a Thanksgiving dinner. It was great... We wish we could do the same for Christmas. Colin's memorial mass was perfect... A great tribute to a perfect boy. There was about 300 people who showed to celebrate his life. We had a great party afterwards downstairs with great food donated from friends and local businesses. Colin's grave was all decorated for Halloween and is really decorated for Christmas. We miss him so much but, we also know and feel that he is with us all the time. I guess we may be doing a blog for Drew but, it won't be the same..so stay tuned for further updates. In the meantime, Happy Holidays.

Tim & Mel


20 comments:

Seth said...

awesome pic!

Vanessa said...

I check on you guys often. Thank you for posting an update.

Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving to me. I'm glad you guys got a chance to get away.

I think of Colin alot and I know a part of him is still with us all.

That would be great if you started a blog for Drew. You already have his 1st picture to post. :)

Much love,
Vanessa

Tofaeono Family said...

So glad you posted!!! You are in our prayers!!! May God continue to give you strength.

God bless,
Erika Tofaeono

Rachel said...

I check on you guys every day! I pray for your healing everyday and for your new baby to be healthy! I am so glad to come here today and see this post!

I LOVE the new baby's name. What a wonderful tribute to Colin for putting his name in with his brothers.

The picture is amazing and he certainly does look like he's gonna look like big brother. It also looks like there is quite a bit of hair on that little head.

Thinking of you & praying daily,

Rachel

Ginameister said...

Thanks for the update! He does look like Colin--man those genes are strong!! :)

Sue Altman said...

Thanks for posting an update...I think about you guys all the time. Glad you enjoyed yourselves in Florida & that Mel & Drew are doing fine.

Drew looks just like Colin, Tim & his Grandpa! Strong genes!!

Hope you guys enjoy this Holiday season.

Hugs & Kisses to everyone.
The Altmans

Kelly & John said...

Yay Drew!! He does look like Colin- what handsome boys you two make... We cannot wait to meet him!! We think of Colin and you both all the time...
Thank you for posting- we check often for updates :)
It was so nice to see you guys the other day (Mel- you look amazing)!
All our love, always...
Kelly, John & Jack

Tina:0) said...

So glad to get the update, & that Melanie is doing well. Good news that the tests are all coming back okay. One less thing to worry about.

Know that I check on you all every day & keep you in my prayers. I'll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for Drew's blog & to see how things are going! Drew & you all have an Angel watching over you!

Sending prayers....
Tina:0)

Diane said...

Mel and Tim,

I just wanted to say thanks for sharing Colin's life with all of us, and a little glimpse into Drew's..I hope you guys have a peaceful (as possible) Christmas and a Happy 2009.

I still check here often....

Diane Hodson

kelly mancari said...

WOW!! He definately looks like his big brother!!!! So glad baby Drew is doing well!!! He will always have his own guardian angel!!!! Colin will be looking down on his little bro, & Mommy & Daddy too!!

Kathy said...

OH MY GOSH...
I LOVE baby Drew's name...it's perfect. I'm glad that Terri threatened (I mean...talked to you sweetly) and convinced you to post an update. We were all worried about you guys. We LOVE you guys...and want to be nosy, in your business...and share the good times and bad times with you.
got it!
Glad to hear that you two were able to get away and rest...and who wouldn't love some Boston Market for turkey day! (i'm jealous!)
Happy Holidays for you guys!
I'm always thinking about you!
love and hugs!
Kathy

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh my heck.. what a great picture!

I think it's awesome what you all did for Turkey Day....

maybe you can go something similar for Christmas ... God knows you guys deserve some fun in your life right now...

Can't wait for Drew's blog...

lol and I ditto what Kathy said.
I am going over to Kathy's on Monday... Lisa Mannings baby needs another heart surgery, so we're getting together for our little support group...

I don't know what I'd do w/o other heart mommies. I love them so.

The Portas said...

I'm so glad you guys wrote an update! What a sweet ultrasound photo. He certainly does have Colin's sweet face.

Elijah and I continue to pray for you two every single night. We will continue to do so..

Please keep us all posted on baby Drew's arrival. How exciting!

Jane said...

Thank you for the update. Congrats on the little guy on the way. I'll be thinking of your family tomorrow. Sorry Colin can't be with you this Christmas.

Vanessa said...

Merry Christmas!

Tracy & CJ said...

We are glad that you had a chance to get away. You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you guys and Drew all of the best.

With all of our love.

Tracy & CJ V.

Tina:0) said...

Still checking in & keeping you in our prayers! Hope all is well & Melanie is doing well with the pregnancy. Have a wonderful 2009!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

How is it all going???

Christini said...

Looks like Colin's little brother. Now we know for sure he will be cute :)

Rachel said...

Hope things are going ok for you guys. If you get a chance, please let us continuing lurkers know how you are doing and how little baby boy is doing in the womb.

Love and Prayers,

Rachel