Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hug a little tighter!

Some of you may have noticed my link to "Pray for Kayleigh" or you may have heard her story. Baby Kayleigh and the Freeman family have been on my mind for months and I would check on her everyday. Kayleigh was born three months early weighing just a little over a pound. She had over 200 medical procedures including open heart surgery, which made her the smallest baby to ever have open heart surgery. She is a true miracle. The Freeman's lost their sweet Kayleigh after a short eleven months with her. I have cried and kissed and loved on my baby boy more and more since I have learned of this amazing family. They are dealing with something I could not even imagine. If you want to learn more about them and their story you can click on the link to "Pray for Kayleigh" and they are also going to be on an episode of The Doctor's today.
Another family that has been on my mind the past few weeks is the Dodd family. You may remember my post about them and their son who was delivered very premature due to complications. Daniel is growing and seems to be taking to his feeds. Their have been some concerns with his heart and they are remaining optimistic that everything will heal on its own and he will not need surgery. I have thought about them and their family every since I heard of his delivery. I thought of Kimberly who was spending her first Mother's Day watching her baby boy fight for his life. You can get updates on baby Daniel here
All of this has made me think how precious life is and how blessed I am. Hudson had a couple health scares at two months and again at four months but neither even compares to what these two families went through and are going through. I was blessed to have a healthy pregnancy and labor and delivery...other than the fact that is lasted WAY too long!! I am so thankful for that. I remember being so thankful when the doctor told me I had made it full term. I was so nervous about having Hudson too early because of everything my sister-in-law had went through the summer before having my niece six weeks early. I just have thought a lot about all of this the past few days and I feel so blessed. I know I get frustrated when I don't get sleep or I can't get anything done without having to stop a gazillion times to get Hudson from getting into something he shouldn't! I wouldn't trade any of it for anything! I have kissed on him more the past few days and held him just a little longer before laying him down for a nap or bed time and I have just looked at that precious face and cried! I am so blessed and so thankful for my sweet baby boy!!! Hudson Miller, I love you more than you will ever know and I could not imagine my life without you!!!


Sasha said...

This post is really good Brittany. You and mothers like you make me look forward to the day that I might, too, be a mother.

Thank you for sharing.

The Moses Family said...

I know, Brittany. Of course we have our day-to-day frustrations, but nothing like these mothers have gone through. I've thought a lot about it the last few days myself. We are very lucky!

Jillian said...

Thanks for posting Daniel's website! We have been wondering how he is doing!

Arika said...

I have had lots of these moments where I hug and kiss so tight I think I'll squeeze them until they are blue! You don't realize just how fast it goes until one day you look at your 5 year old preparing for kindergarten. No matter what the circumstances, we only have our babies for a short while. The first time around I was so concerned with doing everything "by the book" as to not spoil them. My second time and especially my third (last) I have tossed the books and just enjoy every little second! Every moment with them rocking, feeding, laughing and even crying will fade and I want as many memories of those moments as I can. You love on that baby all you want!!! :) Love you! Thanks for sharing these thoughts!