Monday, June 18, 2007
My Preemie turns 2!
This week is so momentous!
Alexander was born at 1lb 6oz., he was 25 & 1/2 weeks gestation. That day was horrendous. I wasn't afraid until I actually saw little Alex. So tiny and fragile. The truth is, I should have been afraid the entire pregnancy, but I wasn't. I had so much faith everything would be fine.
Then I saw Alex, and my world came crashing down on me. The Dr's were not very positive, and projected, that if he lived, he would probably be mentally and physically handicapped, very probably have blindness and deafness, and possibly never be able to eat by mouth. Thank God for the Nurses at the Hospital! They were rays of positivity and hope. They, it appeared, still believed in miracles! When the pain was the deepest, my lovely sister Susie was there to prop me up and show me how to be a mom.
After 5 1/2 months in the hospital, 4 surgeries, Alex came home. Our little miracle, with the help of modern science continued to thrive.
His first year was a blur of vomit and tears, laughter and love, joy and pain, but he was home, and that was all that mattered to us.
Fast foward to today, Alexander is a healthy, happy, and quirky little boy! He loves Blue's Clues and the Wonderpets, but hates it when his mom or dad sings the songs from the shows! He loves to dance, with techno being his favorite dance music, although anything will do. Goldfish are his favorite food, but he will eat almost anything.
As far as his development goes, he is almost completely caught up. The only area where he is behind is his speech. Alex doesn't have much to say yet, but I am sure that will change one day! He has great vision and hearing. His intelligence is normal. He doesn't have any of the issues that the dr's predicted.
How blessed this family has been.