Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Doll Face!

One year ago today a great fighter came into this world at 25 weeks gestation weighing a hefty 1lb 7oz, measuring a whopping 14in long. Little did anyone know she'd not only survive her birth, but survive resuscitation, 3 1/2 months on a ventilator, 3 intraventricular hemorrhages, 14 neurosurgeries, sepsis, 2 throat surgeries, catastrophic epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and cortical vision impairment. She was born with a future so uncertain, in fragile health and with no family to love her. No one could've imagined that tiny person would grow into such a strong (19 lbs 26 1/2 in), loving, amazingly spirited little girl. I am so in awe of her every day. I am in awe of all she's been through and all she continues to go through. I am in awe of her smile and her giggle. I'm in awe of how hard she works and how determined she is to get her uncooperative little body to do the things she wants it to do. Mostly I am SO GRATEFUL that she found us. I cannot imagine my life or our family without her.

Happy Birthday my sweet, gorgeous Doll Face!!

I promise to post birthday pictures soon!


High Heeled Life said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful blessing!!! HHL

Hilary Marquis said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie! Yes, pictures!!