Friday, August 8, 2008

Three years ago . . .

I know Leah's birthday isn't until Monday, but when I think back to when she was born I tend to think more about the days of the week. I went into labor on a Wednesday afternoon and headed to the hospital around 10 pm, she was born at 4:48 am on Thursday and was sent to Omaha soon after that. John and his dad were there in Omaha with her on Thursday, and I made it late afternoon on Friday. Let me tell you, being in a full maternity ward with no baby doesn't make you a high priority. Thankfully I had my SIL there (who is a nurse and had just given birth less than two months previous and spent time in the NICU with our nephew) to help me through the night without a baby or a husband. About this time 3 years ago I was trying to get in a quick nap at home to get rid of my massive migraine (hormones and stress will do that to you) before heading to Omaha to be re-united with Leah after a good 36 hrs or so.

I will post more about Leah's story next week, but until then I hope you enjoy this:



7 comments:

TJ said...

wow - love the montage! Very well done. She is an adorable little girl!

Happy Early Birthday, LC!

- Tara

Jeanie T said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful and amazing young lady! I especially loved the picture of Leah eating the corn, YUM!
I don't really know how i found your blog but I wanted to let you know I have a son who is CDH & ECMO from 1987, he is now going to be a junior in college and almost 21, yikes! a pretty great young man!
Happy 3rd Birthday Leah and many more!
Many blessings!
Jeanie
mom to Ryan
CDH & ECMO 1987 Cincinnati Children's

Michelle {bsktgirl} said...

Thank you so much for the kind words & birthday wishes! Would you shoot me an email at: bsktgirl@sbcglobal.net
{How about a small world...I actually took care of Audrey M!!!}

KAS said...

We are so blessed and grateful to have you in our lives and our family, Miss LC (even if you do get annoyed with your big red-headed cousin).

We love you so much! Happy early birthday!!

Jenn M said...

awwwwww, what a FABULOUS montage! I cried, I giggled and I mostly just felt so thankful that Leah is here, what a special little sprite she is! I hope to meet her and the rest of her super family some time.

Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!

ps what a super cute preggo you were!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!! Loved the montage - thanks for sharing it.
Give her lots of hugs from Emma and Kate in Texas!
Love,
Amanda

Cristin said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!

Love the montage and that song is perfect!