Thursday, November 27, 2008

one year

One year ago I was in the hospital tucked under warm white blankets giving birth to my baby boy. My pregnancy was complicated at the end(well actually all the way through but really at the end). Every night I would wake up, waiting to feel him to kick, to know he was still alive. Every few days returning to the hospital for ultrasounds and test to be sure he was still well. Sitting at my computer at 2 am every night, reading articles, weighing out the risks. After ardous weeks of postponing delivery to allow more time for his lungs to mature, each day weighing life. His day arrived, a joyous birth and exultant relief to have a healthy baby boy only to discover to everyone's surprise that he had a very large blood clot occluding the portal vein in his liver. Tears, blessings, many prayers, weeks in the NICU, carefully mixing doses and injecting his little arms and legs day and night, all of my hopes for him hanging on a resolution.

He stands one year old today- a testament of God's miracles, my thanksgiving. Happy birthday baby!

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you. I needed to read a post like this today.

LL said...

this made me cry! I remember it all so clear, it's just so amazing to look back and count all the blessings involved.
I love that little guy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him.
And a happy birthing day to the mother who worked SO hard to get him here--healthy and so happy!
Love you both.

King Fam said...

Happy Birthday Palmer! He truely is a miracle baby and a reminder that Heavenly Father watches over all His children.

Becky said...

He IS a miracle. Happy birthing day to YOU as well. You worked so very hard to get him here and he is so worth it. :) Happy bithday ss#3.

Jenny said...

The SS Palmer is a gift. Love that cute boy! Happy birthday to him, and thanks for sharing such a tender thanksgiving.

Char said...

happy birthday indeed.

bluestocking mama said...

happy birthday to both mother and son. the first birthday is always a bittersweet milestone for me!

Jane said...

Happy day!

I needed to read this today, It just affirms to me how much God loves each of us, and watches over his children.

sweetpea said...

Happy Birthday! What a miracle baby, and a blessing to your family. I needed this post too--thank you.

Andrea said...

truly your thanksgiving. Happy birthday! Are you still here? I don't have your email? Were in the phonebook...call me and we can hook up!

Trueman twins said...

I was just thinking about him today and how difficult it was last year just before this time for all of you. I am so grateful for miracles and precious blessings. He surely is both!

Shelah said...

Happy birthday, little guy! I'm so glad that all of the stress of last year is just a memory now.

Swimmingmom said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Wow, what a quick year. What a sweet little guy.