Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Miracle Is 17 Today!

My Emily is gonna be 17 today! A day for me that I never thought I would see. Just getting pregnant was an ordeal. The hormones and the fertility drugs, what a pain! But, finally I did get pregnant, but it was not to be. I lost the first baby at 8 weeks. Of course it was just the end of my world! So back to the drawing board. More hormone, more fertility drugs.....you get the picture. Finally I was pregnant again, It was a year later. Emily was 6 days overdue and I was scheduled to be induced on the 26th. The night before, right after I had my supper I began to have pain and throwing up. Emily was finally ready! So, I entered the hospital a day early. I had been laboring for 19 hours and I was sitting in a rocking chair in my room when I had the worst pain of my life. The bottom part of my body was experiencing such a force of pain like I had never known before. Emily had made a bowel movement and then took a breath before she should have! She was basically drowning! Then it all became one big emergency. I was put on a table with abot 30 people in and out of my room. Hooking me up to this and to that. I remember telling one of the nurses :i don't wanna do this anymore." And she said "Honey, I think it's too late to change your mind!" After that I would remember a feeling of floating over top of myself on that table and watching what everyone was doing to me. The next thing I remember is how when the doctor pulled Emily out I didn't hear a thing except for people running here and running there, but no crying from Emily. Later I would find out that she was a 0 on her APGAR score. Yes, the running around that I heard, was all the people that were trying to resuscitate her. And finally, finally I heard that precious sound! The biggest cry you would ever want to hear!

And here is the moment I waited 30 yes thirty, years of my life to have.......

I can honestly say it was worth every scary, painful moment I endured that day! She was wonderful to look at!


And here she is at 2 months old visiting with grandma Mary who passed away 3 months later from cancer.


Here she is dressing up as Madeline. Madeline was her very favorite story book character. She still has her Madeline doll......but you didn't hear that from me...


Emily used to wear glasses when she was little but she doesn't need them anymore. Just recently she realized how much her glasses were like Harry Potter and she really thought that was cool! She can not wait for the new Harry Potter movie to come out.


My baby then..........


And my baby now..........

She is just as beautiful today......inside and out! I love you Emily. Happy Birthday!

14 comments:

AnnaSam said...

Happy Birthday Emily!
Juanita

Black Sheep Lisa said...

What a beautiful young woman you have. Happy Birthday to Emily!

Ellen said...

Where has the time gone? This makes me feel so old. I remember the day you were born and the weeks afterward just like it was yesterday. Happy Birthday to my beautiful cousin Emily!

Wendy said...

She is so beautiful!! Happy birthday Emily!!!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday to Emily and a very happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! <3Lauren

Linda said...

Oh Beth that made me cry!! WHAT A BLESSING Emily is. My Jay was an emergency delivery and had passed meconium too - they needed to get him out so fast I was put under before I knew what was happening. Thankfully both our kids are OK!! Happy Belated Birthday to Emily!

And Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thank you for stopping by to say hi..your daughter is beautiful..I have added you to my daily reads..take care and happy thanksgiving...:>)

Janene said...

Happy Birthday Emily~
Truly a Miracle Baby!
Congratulations to you and your husband for producing a really beautiful girl!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Trudy said...

Emily is beautiful, and more precious because she took her time getting to you.

The years pass so quickly, from 17 to adulthood will pass in the blink of an eye.

Happy Birthday Emily!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Happy Birthday Emily!

She is a beautiful young woman! And I know how you feel.

Have a great week!

Kindra said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Emily! Thank you for sharing her story with us!

Your saltbox wallpaper is so prim! Love it!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a beautiful daughter you have, wish her a Happy Birthday for me:0

Thanks for stopping by!
Rondell

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter, Emily...I have an Emily, too!

Kath said...

Hi Beth...
So sorry this is late...
Happy Birthday, Emily!
What a beautiful blessing she is! :)


hugs-Kath