Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This Day in History

On this day four years ago, our journey with prematurity and parenthood began. I went to see my doctor after work that day because my blood pressure seemed to be a little elevated and my feet had begun to swell. I was 25 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

After doing the requisite "pee in a cup" that I had been doing at every doctor appointment, I was informed that I would not be going home that day. He was arranging a bed for me at the local hospital. Pre-eclampsia was setting in and he wanted me on a fetal monitor and bed rest. I would likely be there for the duration of my pregnancy.

We had no idea at that time, that the duration of my pregnancy would only be another 3 days. That was on Thursday, September 23, 2004.

One year later, on September 23, 2005 we were preparing to evacuate for Hurricane Rita and had to cancel AJ's very first birthday party.

I sit here today in an office that is still without electricity after Hurricane Ike, preparing for my miracle baby's fourth birthday. And as stressful as those few days and weeks were in 2004, I am thankful for my sweet, healthy little boy.


Margie said...

God is so good to His children---no matter the stress, the craziness---etc, He is in control! Thanks for praising Him in the storm because look at the blessing He has given you----You get to be a MOMMY! And that's the best!

Anonymous said...

Wow that made me start thinking about the past! Thanks for sharing, another month and Aaron will be 8. I know how crazy it can be, but I know you are doing a great job!


nikki said...

Your little boy is definitely a miracle. You have a lot to be thankful for. I'm glad you stayed safe during Ike.