Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A year ago today

The birth of my baby girl, Lucy Elizabeth...
Just a couple minutes old...and not doing so well.  The nurses paused to let Marty take a picture, but then they resumed giving Lucy breathing treatments.

After listening to scary things happening and being completely helpless, they finally brought her to me.  You can see the worry in my face.

Touching noses...I'm telling her she is loved and that it's going to be okay.

After being released from the NICU.  My pretty girl had been through so much.

Finally home, safe in Daddy's arms.
Lucy's birth was very difficult, for both of us.  However, the first few hours afterward were even worse.  One day I'll write about it, but suffice it to say that the events that transpired so threw me for a loop that I didn't gain solid emotional footing for quite some time afterward.  I can find only a couple of pictures of me holding her those first days and weeks, even though I rarely put her down.  I was terrified that she would be taken from me again, and my face showed it (thus, the lack of pictures I allowed of me). 

As I rocked her to sleep tonight, I thought about all of this and prayed my abundant gratitude to the Lord.  We are so blessed to have our Lucy and I'm just so thankful that everything came out just fine in the end and that we are all healthy now.

Happy First Birthday, my sweet LuLu!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby girl! She did have it pretty rough there at first, but you'd never know it to look at her now - happy and healthy. Can't wait to celebrate her birthday this weekend! -Katie