Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
DJ took over soon though.
Mom dressed me in one of her favorite shirts and I got started opening my very first birthday card from Grandpa Bud and Grandma Vineta.
And this is what I looked like when mom took my picture in the dark.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
But the day before your birth, I did wonder why I wasn't feeling as much movement as usual. I knew that I could be a little on the "worried" side, so I tried to dismiss it. At 3 a.m. I was awakened by your big brother DJ. I am forever thankful! For that waking permitted me time to realize that something just might be wrong. Daddy and I hopped in the car with only our cell phones, thinking we'd be back after our fears were allayed.
I wasn't even awake for your birth. It was that urgent. The midwife, the surgeon, everyone said you had to come and it had to be immediately. Nine minutes after entering the surgery room, you made your appearance. But something wasn't right. You were white as a sheet, they tell me. Daddy was quite concerned, and they whisked you away.
I remember waking up and knowing there was a baby. I just wanted someone to tell me if it was a boy or a girl. I don't think I realized how serious things were until later. You wouldn't have made it, I was told over and over, if we hadn't come in when we did. Your hemo-globin was so low (3) and it would have kept dropping lower and lower. But I'm forever thankful for God's blessing that day. That I woke up. That I didn't dismiss it. That Kent said, "Let's go." I know that stories like this don't always have such a happy ending. I know that we don't deserve any blessing such as this, but I am thankful.
I'm thankful for your full recovery after 8 days at Children's Hospital.
I'm thankful for your life, your future, and your extra special Daddy.
I'm thankful that today you are smiling, laughing, standing, saying "mama" and "dada", signing "all done," playing "peek-a-boo," playing the piano, devouring new foods, cuddling lots, interacting with your brothers, hugging your sisters, making funny faces at the camera, and waking at 5 a.m. to cuddle some more!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here are a couple of women I really enjoyed visiting with...Diane (right) is a home school mom of two girls and J (I wish I remembered her unique pretty name) is a mom of three (one she adopted from China!)
I met so many others and wish I had used my camera more that night. But there are some other really great posts about this night linked to Jennifer's blog. (I haven't yet figured out how to do the linking right in the middle of my posts).
Saturday, October 10, 2009
These pumpkins would have provided the best background for pictures, but the two youngest didn't realize that this was supposed to be a fun outing. Loved the straw lined wagons.