Thursday, May 15, 2008

Who woulda thunk....

As S, A, my dad, and I sat on the deck yesterday eating dinner we couldn’t help but think about what a year has brought us. One year ago that deck was being built, S was starting a new job, we were planning my 30th birthday BBQ, looking forward to my brother’s family’s visit and a very very busy summer. We were also, anticipating yet another failed TTC cycle.
My, what a year has brought us, many good and many difficult.
Who woulda have thunk ,
• my brother and cousin reported their wives pregnant within weeks of each other.
• we’d be successful at TTC.
• S would have lots of morning (all day) sickness.
• I would consider co-lactating.
• we would have a boy!
• we would struggle to name the boy.
• I would start taking birth control.
• S would find pregnancy not nearly as romantic as she thought it would be.
• despite taking great care of herself during pregnancy the baby sugars attacked.
• instead of being the average of 8 days late for a first pregnancy our baby came 3 weeks early.
• S’s water would break without any other sign of labor.
• we would have to induce.
• 36 hours after begin home with our new baby we would end up in the ER.
• our baby has a freak intestinal volvulus.
• we watch our baby wheel off for surgery at 58 hours of life.
• our baby has an ostomy.
• we check out of the hospital and go home, again.
• our baby got dehydrated and dipped below 6 lbs.
• we checked back into the hospital.
• we stay in the NICU for another two weeks.
• our baby can’t tolerate breast milk.
• our baby is on formula because he can’t absorb nutrients.
• we are sent home for the third time
• I give up on co-lactating after months of prep due to not wanting another thing to manage for the next month.
• we’d still have more to go….
The good news about all of this, is that A is perfect, wonderful, adorable, sweet, and my favorite boy in the world. We didn’t anticipate any of that stuff but every bit of it is worth it because he is our son. I am totally and utterly in love with him! Just look at him!


Merr said...

wow that is a lot to deal with in a years time! hopefully the next year will be much calmer! he is definitely a cute baby!!!

Poltzie said...

Gosh he is cute!!

Alissa said...

He is beautiful!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

What a year! He is a cutie. I think you'll have to tease him when he's older about having 4 boobs at his disposal and not being able to avail of them. I'm sorry - it's so ironic, it's almost funny. I'm not trying to make light of your situation, though. It seemed like Erin was really looking forward to co-lactating.

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Ali said...

Wow what a year indeed! So glad you are home.

I love the pics!!!

qweirdutah said...

I'm just a lurker, but decided to reveal myself to comment on such beauty. My youngest is two already. Seems like yesterday. Enjoy his babyhood.

sandra said...

SUCH a doll!!

keri said...

It has definitely been a crazy year for you two! But what a blessing!!
He is looking so much older already! handsome.

Hope said...

He is a beautiful little boy

Dr. Grumbles said...

What a year!

Don't be stingy with the A pictures!

Holly said...

wow - it is amazing!

And he is so beautiful!