Happy Due Date and first Halloween to Liam! We have been waiting to celebrate the day that Liam is no longer considered a negative age. So, we will feast tonight with friends and family in honor of Mommy's Little Monster turning zero! Grrrarrr!!!
Tonight I sat with my husband in our cozy, clean home, with a plate full of amazing cheeses and fruits and a glass of red wine. I was holding my freshly bathed baby in his blue and brown striped snuggly fleece sleeper and he was wide eyed and staring at my face with a look of pure contentment. I started to cry. It wasn't a sob, but that hot, choked up feeling. You know the one...that thick lump in your throat followed by a stream of silent, salty tears. I cried because I felt more full than I ever have. I cried because I am so humbled that my God would trust us with such a precious gift. I cried because he saw fit to give us such a beautiful miracle despite our state of being. I cried in awe and wonder of this gracious God of mine and the answer to thousands of prayers perfectly knit together in my womb and now safely snuggled in my arms.
If nothing else, Liam sure knows how to make an entrance! The last two and a half weeks have been a whirlwind. I feel like I have aged 10 years already, but I am sure that my youth will return as we settle in.
I am posting a slide show of Liam's first two weeks. It is a little long, but so much happened. My water broke Monday the 22nd and he was born and airlifted the 23rd. The 24th through the 2nd or 3rd (I can't remember) he spent fighting and growing his little lungs. Then the 3rd through the 5th He learned how to suck, swallow and breathe at the same time. We were discharged from Everett Providence NICU on Sunday the 5th of October at 3:30 in the afternoon. The nurse rolled Liam out to the car in a big red wagon with much celebrating and fanfare. And by the 6th of October the three of us were relaxing at home, thanking God for the speed of Liam's growth. Now we are finally settled and learning how to be a family of three.
Thank you all for all of your prayers, gifts, encouragement, and support. We would have felt very alone with out it. Let us know if you would like to visit!
I know that this blog comes a little bit out of order, but I had intended to write about my last two showers before Liam came! September was a month of blessings for me. I had a family shower on the 13th and a shower with my close friends a week later. Both were beautiful, fun and full of great baby gifts!
Thanks to my beautiful aunts, Mikki and Nancy and my beautiful mom, Shirley, the family shower was amazing. I posted a slide show to prove it! I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family and so many of them close to home. I am sure you will all by dying to babysit, so don't worry, I will post a sign up sheet later!
A few days later my two best friends, Kristen and Renee, put on a very fun girls night out shower. I was so blessed by how much love and effort they put into it. I am so humbled by these two women and how they have blessed and served us through this whole ordeal. I could never do enough to thank them in return. My good friend Diana took pictures at this shower and I have yet to see them, but when I do you will be sure to see them too!