I am so honored that I was asked to write a Mother’s Day post for Preemie Support and Awareness. They do an amazing job providing support and resources to preemie families. Here’s a little snippet. There’s a link to their page for the rest of the post, and while you’re there check out the resources they … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Celebrations
A Day to be Thankful
Happy Coming Home Day James! Four years ago today we brought our sweet little baby boy home from the NICU. I cried, a lot. Wasn’t prepared for the crazy, conflicting emotions bringing our munchkin home would cause. It snowed, quite a bit considering we lived in Dallas. My mom drove through downtown by herself, in the snow. … Continue reading
We are very grateful that we’ve been able to create some beautiful Christmas memories with James. Each Christmas has been the ‘Best Christmas Ever’ at the time. Here are a few of our favorites. James was still in the NICU for his first Christmas. ‘Best Christmas Ever’ because, against enormous odds, he was here! Made even more special because I fed him … Continue reading
Christmas Magic and TSO
James learned a new phrase over the past few weeks. “More Christmas please.” It is SUPER cute when he says it! Melts my heart and pretty much gets him whatever he wants. Believe me, if your child has a speech delay and they come up with a phrase like that, they get Pete the Cat Saves Christmas read for the eighth … Continue reading
Daddy Has Arrived!
James’ reunion with his Daddy was more than perfect. You never know what to expect with James. There was no doubt in my mind that he would know exactly who Andy was when he saw him. I was sure James would be excited to see him, too. What I wasn’t sure of, was how James would react. Sometimes … Continue reading
James’ New Friend, The Pigeon
This is the most common sight in our house right now. James has always adored books. From an early age he used to pull every one out to find exactly the one he was looking for, then flip through the pages looking at all the pictures. He did go through a phase when he wanted … Continue reading
Recovering From RSV and Pneumonia, One Year Later
One year ago today we brought our little guy home from Our Children’s House, a rehab facility in Dallas. For those of you new to 22w6d, James spent five weeks in the hospital and ten days at OCH last winter due to RSV and pneumonia. We left OCH before James was ready, but he was … Continue reading
You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!
I can’t believe it’s been three years. In some ways it feels like just yesterday, and in others it feels like a lifetime ago. For three years James has amazed and surprised me, made me smile more than ever, made me laugh every day, kept me on my toes, brought wonderful people into my life, shown me … Continue reading
Visiting Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, for a Wonderful Celebration!
It’s not often that we go to Children’s Medical Center for a reason other than illness, usually James’ illness. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever been there for any other reason until a few days ago. A few months back James was very sick. He spent five weeks in Children’s Medical Center. One day … Continue reading
“Naaa” and “Ssss,” Music to My Ears
Most of our days start the same way. James comes pitter-pattering down the hall at some point; sometimes it’s 1 or 2 AM, sometimes it’s 6 or 7 AM. Either way we snuggle for a while (hopefully a long while if it’s 1 or 2). He announces when he’s ready to get up by sitting … Continue reading