I was done, so done, having kids after Joslynn, my now 3 year old. I had my amazing two older kiddos, BrieAnna (now 17) and Judson (now 14) who were already fulfilling my dream of being a mom. Then I was blessed to meet and marry Jason, and add Joslynn, our sweet, special needs, light and joy little girl. Between the three I was keeping plenty busy, even feeling overwhelmed with meeting all of Joslynn’s needs. Full Entry
Originally published by Lisa Treleaven on Nov. 17, 2014 on her blog Yes, This I Know.
If our sweet girl June had been born on her actual due date last year, she would be turning 1 tomorrow. Instead, she celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 10. She was born five-and-a-half weeks early due to concerns about the affects her tachycardia was having on her heart in utero; the doctors needed to deliver her to start treating her heart condition directly. It was a rough road. She spent two-and-a-half months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before she was able to come home with us. Now, one year and five-and-a-half weeks later, with our beautiful daughter still happy and safe with us at home, we are able to reflect on those first months. Full Entry
Seventeen weeks into my pregnancy it was confirmed that our sweet baby girl had spina bifida. How could this happen? What did that mean? What IS spina bifida? Our world was rocked with the news that our precious daughter would have special needs. Full Entry
For as long as I can remember October has always been my favorite month. In our family October is about birthdays, celebrations and the start of the holiday season. A time of light, love and family. Almost five years ago, October took on a new meaning for us. Looking back, five years ago this month, I remember being pregnant during my 23rd birthday celebration. As I blew out my candles that year my only wish, my only prayer, was for my unborn baby to be healthy. I think a part of me knew that wouldn’t be the case, and God was gently preparing my heart for the months and years to come. Full Entry