Friday, June 8, 2012

Letter to my Daughter

23 years ago today, you came into my life way too early! You came into this world at 24 weeks, weighing only 1lb. 4 oz. and only 13 inches long! You came out fighting and have been fighting ever since. Everyday was a challenge for us.
On July 24, 1989, you were almost 7 weeks old. That was the first time I finally got to hold your tiny body in my arms. One week later, you got a grade 4 brain bleed and we thought we would loose you. But you survived. Two weeks after that you got a yeast infection. You had to be on very strong antibiotics, that is what caused your hearing lose. Being born so early caused you vision lose, because your eyes were not fully developed. After 4 1/2 long months, we finally got to bring you home!
In the past 23 years, we have got to see grow and thrive. Everyday, I have become more and more amazed with you and what a blessing it is to have you in our lives.
I just want you to know how much I love you and how thankful I am that you are my Princess Daughter!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trying to Get into a Routine

Oh my goodness! Where does the time go?
My sister's baby is a month old! Can you believe it?! It seems like it takes forever to get them here, they are finally born and already time is flying by!
My niece finally had her baby on Thursday (the 31)! She did so good. They were going to induce her that morning but the hospital told us they would have to call her that morning because the doctor didn't call soon enough and they had 3 inductions and one c-section already on the schedule for early in the morning.
I was talking to my mom on the phone (about 8) that morning and I heard my niece tell her, "I think my water just broke!" So, I told my mom I would be right up to get her. We had her in here room at the hospital about 9:00. At 5:45 p.m. they had her start pushing and little Kaylee was born at 6:20 p.m. I could not believe it! First baby and it only took 10 hours from start to finish!
                                 Kaylee Dawn Jensen
                                      May 31, 2012
                                6 lbs. 8 oz. 18 in. long

On Sunday, my parents left to go out of town for a week. My mom wanted me to go stay with my niece. So, I said I would go stay at night and her mom could go be with her during the day, so she is not home alone with a new baby.
That is where "trying to get into a routine" comes in. It has been dang hard trying to take care of two different households. I think last night was the hardest.
I have said all along how crazy I think my sister is for having a new baby. Well, these past few days have proved that to me. I haven't been getting up and doing "night feedings," but I wake up every time the baby does.
I have another niece that has an 8 month old baby, I kept her last night, cause my niece had to be to work by 6:00 this morning. That was tough getting up in the middle of the night with her. She slept from 8:30 til 1, I changed her and fed her and she went back to sleep til 6:30. Then we got up and I brought her out to my house and we hung out here the rest of the day. I am so glad that I am not doing that all the time!
I guess that is all for now. Hope you all have a great night!
Til we meet again! Pam