I just returned home from the hospital today. Sadly, I returned without my daughter… She is still in the NICU learning to breathe and eat on her own.
I wanted to have all of my beautiful photos to post about her for the first time, but I am too tired to even think about digging out the camera to download the images. So I’m using my cell phone images for now, but promise I will take the time to upgrade to the good stuff soon!
For cell phone photos, they aren’t all bad. She looks awful pretty to me!
Excuse all of her apparatus. This is nothing compared to what all she had going on the first day she was in the world. She is 4-days old today, and her little soul has already been through so much.
I don’t have the energy to explain it all right now, but suffice it to say that Drew and I were shocked to meet one another a month before her due date. She was very, very ill at birth…most of the doctors and nurses thought that she would not make it. After blood transfusions and lots of help breathing, she is very healthy and basically just a preemie baby now.
There is nothing in my life that I have ever been so proud of. All 4 pounds and 13 ounces of her! I love this little life that I am lucky enough to call my daughter. I have thanked my husband 1,000 times for choosing me as the mother of his child. And I have prayed so hard that tears well up in my eyes each time I even think of who I really owe thanks for saving my little girl.
I don’t mean to be mysterious with our birth story, but it’s long with a lot details that I don’t want to forget to tell you. But now I’m drunk on pain killers and exhausted from a week of firsts. I didn’t want to delay showing off my little Drew even one more day. Thanks to all of you for your messages of well wishes, they were SO appreciated this week.
L&V, a.k.a. Drew’s Mommy