Thursday, November 1, 2012

Things to be thankful for

It is November, and it is time to be thankful, if not the rest of the year.  Will I keep this up every day in November?  I will try, my self-discipline is not what it should be, but that does not mean I am not thankful!

Today I am thankful for my boys' smiles!  It means they are healthy and happy!  While the older two have been pretty much healthy during their lives, my three babies are all miracles.  Aidan was 6 weeks premature and born by emergency c-section due to the cord being wrapped around his neck.  There were no issues, he came home after 5 days, but then later had reactions to his immunizations.  He had petit mal seizures and has been developmentally behind by about a year.  He is starting to catch up, since the spring he has gone from sitting in a bumbo to sitting on his own, crawling, and now slowly walking.  Gavin was 13 weeks premature, also born by emergency c-section when, after having my water broken for two weeks, both of his legs came out of my cervix!  We were new to the NICU and it was really hard adjusting to seeing our baby at 2lb 11oz, under billi lights and getting blood transfusions.  He is definetly a fighter, now almost 30lbs, eating anything he can get his hands on.  Isaac was born 12 weeks premature, and while we knew the ins and outs of the NICU, 3lbs 4oz is still hard to get used to.  And he took his sweet time in coming home, not wanting to learn how to eat from a bottle, but he is here, smiling and cooing, right on target.  

Their smiles are the most precious thing in the world to me.  All five boys have eyes that light up when they smile (they must get it from me), and they smile often, which I love.  

What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

  1. Wow I could not imagine going threw the NICU three times! My friend had her daughter really early, she was 1 lbs 1 oz....and I remember seeing photos of everything. :( My kids were both about a month early, and really small, and doing great now days!


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