Ten years ago today, I was a terrified new mom...
I had just given birth (emergency c-section) to this teeny little guy... all 2 lbs 14 oz of him.
(all you "abortion rights" folks out there, take note -- THIS is what a child at 30 weeks looks like!)
With a head barely the size of my husband's beeper, and feeding tubes and IVs stuck in him, he looked so small and helpless.
We made the hour long trek every day to the hospital, to sit in the NICU with all the other parents of preemies. We got used to the sights and sounds of the NICU, and learned how to read the monitors, how NOT to freak out every time an alarm went off, and how to take care of this little guy.
50 days later, he was finally able to leave the NICU -- all 3 1/2 lbs of him. He was still on a heart monitor, and we had to give him caffeine every morning to ensure that he would be OK, but basically he was a very healthy (albeit small) little boy.
And now, ten years later, here he is..
We are so blessed.
Happy birthday, sweetheart! We love you!