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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Ethan!

The NICU TEAM


1 year ago today our Sweet Ethan was born. This is a baby who doctors told us may not even live long enough to born or who may die after he was born. We even had a doctor tell us that she thought we should terminate our pregnancy because she was afraid he was so ill. This is a baby who fought to be born and fought very hard at times to stay alive. This sweet baby has changed my life. I am forever grateful for the doctors who have fought with us. I am thankful for his Occupational Therapist who works with us to do simple things that I took for granted with my other children. Ethan can now sit up by himself, roll all over the place, pivot on his belly all the way around in a circle, bears weight on his legs, hold his own bottle, pick up cheerios and can walk in his walker. He is amazing, he has changed me and makes me a better person. Anyone who has a child with special needs knows exactly what I'm talking about. Those little things that kids do like pick up cheerios or look up and smile at you...when our kids do it...it's AMAZING and we are so grateful for every single little thing!



MOMENTS AFTER HE WAS BORN


IN THE NICU WITH IV


IN THE NICU WITH FEEDING TUBE


HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, SWEET ETHAN!







1 comment:

The Neffs said...

What a blessing! Happy Birthday Ethan!