Monday, September 9, 2013

How a year changes everything...

It's been almost a year since my last post.... one year of changes and adjustments. We have been in Jacksonville for just a little over a year now. Landon started and graduated from Kindergarten. I couldn't have been a more proud mama.
Landon's first day of school

How handsome is he!

So proud of him!

 We've already moved once and are settling in again. So much is different and so much is familiar at the same time. The biggest change of all... We now have a baby girl! Elizabeth Olivia made her entrance into our lives on July 28th, 16 weeks before my November due date. I never thought I would ever have a preemie, but she had other plans. A seemingly normal pregnancy went awry when my water broke at 23 weeks. After spending a week in the hospital on very strict bed rest little Lizzy decided she was ready to come. 43 days in the NICU have passed and I am so in love with her. Watching her grow and fight for seemingly small, but in her life, large gains has been the hardest thing I have ever done. She was born at 1 pound 3 ounces and just 2 days ago we hit the 2 pound mark! Those are the victories of the NICU. One step forward and sometimes three steps back. She is a strong little girl and we are just amazed at all she can do. Our family would not be complete without her.

Happy Birthday Lizzy! She has Daddy's wedding ring on!

My first time holding her

Lizzy's "crib" 
Our precious big girl at 6 weeks old

1 comment:

  1. Wow! She is beautiful! Congratulations and welcome back to blogger land!! keep us updated!! (if you can, of course!!) Would love to follow the family and her progress!! :)