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 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/danieldodd.
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!!!