One of my favorite things to do on my kids’ birthdays is to tell them about the day they were born. I love it, and they love it. It brings back so many wonderful memories for me.
My sweet little girl is 5 today. Here are some pics to remember her “birth” day:
I had a planned C-section but my water broke about a week and a half early. All in all, Miss A came 3 1/2 weeks before her due date. My water broke at about 12:30 pm, my hubby arrived home at about 1:30 pm and we left for the hospital immediately. Dave says it was his favorite car ride ever because he was speeding *just a smidge* in order to get me to the hospital. Let’s just say it wasn’t my favorite car ride ever. I think we had to go over every pothole between here and Buffalo! 🙂
Anyways, she arrived about 3 hours later – I ended up having a c-section after I was fully dilated and pushing – with no drugs. (that was never in the plans!!)
The day I was discharged from the hospital, we learned she wouldn’t be coming home with us. She was diagnosed (eventually!) with thyroid agenesis, which means she was born without a thyroid gland, and with severe reflux which was preventing her from feeding. She was in intensive care for exactly 6 weeks.
The nurses had put the little pink bow in her hair – isn’t it adorable!! And she had some wonderful nurses! I am so thankful for them and still think of them so fondly. I still exchange Christmas cards with one of them!
Here are some pics from our time in Intensive Care:
Finally she came home! Those six weeks were terribly difficult, but I trusted then that God had a plan for those dark days – and I still believe that! I wouldn’t change it.
She has brought us so much joy and is doing wonderfully.
I am so thankful for this girl!