Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Brynley getting her little foot massage
She was loving every minute of the pampering!
Mexican restaurant with her favorite bean dip, yum!
It was a super fun day and I am so glad we had the chance to go out together!
Striking a pose!
Monday, August 16, 2010
One Week ago today, Brynley, Mia and I had a fun girl's date planned. First we took Zac to a friend's house and then we went to get pedicures, lunch and a haircut.
One Week ago today, we put Zac down for a nap, Brynley was watching a movie while I went in the other room to sew as Mia napped in her carseat.
One Week ago today, our sweet babysitter Jagen asked if she could come and hold Mia while she slept and so she did.
One Week ago today, Mia began to shake, her lips pursed, no air was going in or out, she looked at me with panic in her eyes and I couldn't help her. Liquid began to stream from her nose and saliva started oozing from her lips. I was terrified, screamed, begged the 911 operator to help her; that she was not breathing. I held her as she turned her head, went blue, and went limp in my arms.
One Week ago today, for a few minutes I imagined my life without one of my children in it. As I looked at poor Mia's lifeless body, I pleaded with my Heavenly Father to save her. I begged him, telling him that 4 weeks was not enough time for me to have her here and I prayed for more time.
One Week ago today, Mia took a shallow breath and I sobbed. She was alive. I thanked my Father in Heaven for saving her, for entrusting me with her a little bit longer. I did not know how I would go on if she has been taken from me. That is something I hope to never experience.
One Week ago today, I experienced the most terrifying event of my entire life. Our 4 week old baby Mia was rushed to the hospital after an apparent seizure and going 3 minutes without breathing.
One Week ago today, I spent my first night at the hospital with Mia. And here we sit today... still in the hospital for 5 more days but knowing that she is going to be okay and knowing that the seizure was apparently caused by a bacterial infection in her blood stream. An infection that began with no other symptoms, an infection that was detected 24 hours after entering the hospital when Mia spiked a fever and when her blood results came back.
Today I realize that had it not been for that life threatening event which brought us to the hospital, the infection may have gone untreated too long and Mia would have suffered severe long term effects. I am thankful for divine intervention that caused the events to occur the way they did that day. That brought Mia where she needed to be for the help that she needed to receive. She will be ok.
I am grateful for that day. For the fun that Hayden and Andy got to have and for the special day that Brynley and I shared with Mia. And for a Father in Heaven who answered my prayer, one week ago today.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Poor Bryn really wanted to try the rock climbing wall but she was wearing sandals. So we put Hayden's shoes on her, it was very frustrating for her and she was too scared to let go of the rope holding her so she couldn't grab the hand holds to actually go anywhere.
It was a fun night out with just the 5 of us before Mia got here!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Walking to the playground
Here is Hayden with his friend CJ ready to walk in.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
2 Weeks old - taken just before going to the doctor
Now this is more like it - very cozy on Daddy's chest!
Or how about cuddling up to that cute two year old? Sounds good to Mia!
Today marks 3 weeks since Mia's birth and her first time going to church... Below is the best picture I could get of her with her eyes open.
Hayden loved that he sort of matched her!
Brynley before she was actually ready for church
Our very first family picture as a family of 6. Not too bad for an impromptu photo before church!
Me and my girls!
Today we also had to say goodbye to Aunt Shelly who has been staying with us for the last 9 days. The kids loved having her here and I certainly didn't mind! She got up many mornings with them so I could stay in bed which was heavenly! They got to do a lot of swimming and movies and playing together with their fun Aunt Shelly, I know there will be some withdrawals this week!