Saturday, December 12, 2009

One Year Ago

Today Trish's post over at Fertile Hope reminded me of what I was going through this time last year. In fact I wrote a blog post exactly one year ago today, that sums up how I was feeling about having a baby in the NICU. And at this point last year I was only half way through the NICU stay. Sometimes when I look back I'm completely amazed that we made it through at all. The NICU is not an easy thing, and if you have lived through that experience as a parent you will know exactly what I mean.

All I know is that I don't take my son for granted. We worked hard to get him home and do the best we could for him. And we're so lucky to have him here today, growing up and thriving and smiling and being his wonderful little self.

Tonight is our YMCA Christmas party. I'm kind of excited if only because the food is usually good at the training sessions so I'm hopeful the dinner will be catered by the same people. Instead of charging a fee they ask that you donate some food to the Christmas Cheer Board which I think is an excellent idea.

Last night we went on a hayride as our Christmas party for my centre. It was fun even though it was freezing. The horses were gigantic, afterward there was a bonfire and some hot chocolate, which wasn't actually hot by that point, but it was good nonetheless. Afterward my work friend came back to my place and we played b.and until she had to go home. It was a good night.

But my little monkey is making monkey noises because I'm not feeding him his banana fast enough, so I had better get on that.


Stacie said...

I've been reading your blog for a whole year now. You have come such a long way in your journey with Skyler.

I remember jumping with joy for you and C when I read the post where you got to finally bring home your baby boy!

Corrie Howe said...

It's great to see you back on line. I'm glad that your little monkey is not eating fast enought....:-)