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Thursday, April 16, 2015

our little blessing…

every year on this day i think back to it being one of the scariest day of our lives…

i was 35 weeks with my fourth child…he was our little “surprise” from beginning to end…i went to my usual doctors appt. with my third child in tow…i never took him to any of my appt. but this day it was an early one so it was just easier…at least that’s what i thought…

as my doctor listened to the baby’s heartbeat it slowed…she listened again, and it slowed again…she sent me over to the hospital for a stress test…needless to say i was calmly crapping my pants…

i called the hubby immediately who, thankfully, did not work far from the hospital…i was all hooked up by the time he arrived…the heartbeat slowed again…we were frantically making phone calls to family trying to find someone who could pick up our son…our last ditch effort was to our brother in law, who at the time was not a dad himself and had no experience with children…and since he had been a bachelor for so many years had accumulated quite a collection of toys, but not necessarily to be played with…

as the hubby was delivering him downstairs to my brother in law the baby’s heart rate dropped again…all of a sudden i had a team of doctors and nurses in my room telling me i needed to have the baby…right now!!!  when the hubby came back in the room i was bawling…poor guy didn’t know what the hell he just walked into…

within two hours of having my doctors appt. i was having an emergency c-section…5 weeks early!!!  our little guy was 3# 3 ozs and would spend the next 3 weeks in the NICU…my daughter didn’t understand why he couldn’t come home…we were juggling trips back and forth to the hospital to see him…when he did come home he had a heart monitor for a week…it was rough to say the least…

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i can’t imagine what our family would be like without him…without his crazy quirkiness…he fills the last empty seat at the dinner table and has definitely filled our lives with laughter, love, hugs and kisses…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE DUCK!

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