Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday...ONE MONTH OLD





today i am most thankful for ally claire, especially since thankful thursday falls on her 1 month "birthday". wow...1 month. it has been the longest month i think i've ever experienced!! those first 10 days were a sho'nuff doozie. but thankfully we made it through and more importantly, she made it through. the last 3 weeks have been another experience. having 3 kids is what i abslutely always wanted. it was always "my" plan. i am just thankful and greatful that is was also "His" plan. i can remember being younger and thinking i wanted 2 boys and 1 girl. who knew it would work out that way? i'm thankful that my boys had each other while we were having to go back and forth to the hospital to be with ally claire. and again, i will always be so thankful for my doctors and nurses (especially H who loves my baby girl so!) who took such excellent care of her (and me and Micah!) i am learning to be quite thankful for my new best friend, without which i might not get anything done on days like today when she just wants to be held. (but i secretly don't mind, especially today because a month ago, i wished i was holding her allll day.)

i am thankful for my other 2 little knotheads as well. they definitely keep me on my toes (and pulling out my hair). but i couldn't imagine not having them and i earnestly pray that i'll never know a time without them. (on that note, take a moment to say a special prayer for all the mamas and daddys who can't hold their babies today because they are sick, overseas, already gone home to their Father, or are just too big to hold anymore. aching arms are an especially hard thing to endure.)

and i'm thankful for all the other mommies in mayhem that are listed to the side of my blog. i am thankful to know that we have all found each other through this small world wide web and that they go through the same things i do!!

10 comments:

Vaughn said...

You know it is nice to read about what is going on with all the people that I "once" knew and to know that as we catch up on each others lives we are all in the same boat!!! HAPPY 1 MONTH!!

Tiffany said...

Is it just me, or does her hair look like it's getting lighter and . . . redder?

Anyway, happy monthaversary, AC!

Tara said...

Happy 1 month, sweet girl! I know it seems longer than that to you with all that you have been through. I'm so thankful she is happy, healthy, and home with her family.

Dana said...

Yea! Ally Claire! HAPPY 1 MONTH

Midwest Mommy said...

Congrats! That first month is so so so hard.

My little guy is 4 months now.

Lisa said...

1 month already! Wow! She is so cute. Hang in there...remember it does get easier :)

Tony and Susan said...

yay! happy 1 month!! i have a lot of catching up to do on your posts!! i'm trying to get all my posts in order before i catch up on everybody's blogs after camp and vacation. don't disown me yet :).

and as always, i am thankful for thankful thursdays! that is such an awesome thing!!

The Bowerman Blog said...

What a great picture of AC. i am so thankful for ya'll and for making it to the one month mark. Our time is getting shorter everyday and we wonder what life if going to be like with 3. I come to your blog almost everyday just to see what your days are like. You seem to be doing wonderfully! I can't wait

Michael and Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, I've missed so much! It's been a crazy summer and I thought it was about time I checked your blog to see if you had that baby yet! She's already a month old!!! She's gorgeous! Just took some time looking over your previous posts. Glad she's home; sorry that you had to leave her in the NICU. I know that just makes it even sweeter to have her home now!

EmbroideryRN said...

can't believe it's been a month... and AC is looking so tall, it looks like she's grown a foot! kiss that cuteybatooty for me!

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