Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy, Happy Birthday Camdyn & Cade!

What can I say?  What a year!  That seems like such an understatement to describe what our past year has been like.  Maybe there is no one sentence to sum it up.  It has been - miraculous, heart-wrenching, stressful, tearful, joyful, worrisome, amazing, celebratory, busy, CRAZY!, and so much more.  This year is one of those years that becomes a benchmark in your life - the kind of year that you measure everything else by - things that happened before and things that happened after.  The journey of this year has made me see everything in different ways, appreciate life so much more, and thank my God for the miracles He has sent me every day. 

Camdyn - I type this while you are sitting on my lap trying to push the buttons on the keyboard.  I love you so much!  I feel so blessed to have you in my life.  You are a little ball of energy, feistiness, and determination, and you have been since you were a tiny 1 pound baby.  I can already see my personality in you.  Nothing stands in your way - not even the 39% chance of survival they gave you at birth.  I have loved every minute with you.  You have a smile that is contagious.  I love watching you meet new milestones and discovering your world.  I can't wait to see you grow into a beautiful young lady.  I love you my sweet, miracle baby.

Camdyn at birth - 1 lb 2 oz

Camdyn - 1 month old (The first time I held you.)

Camdyn - 2 months old

Camdyn -3 months old

Camdyn - 4 months old (Your big sister loves you so much.)

Camdyn - 5 months old

Camdyn - 6 months old

Camdyn with Cade - 7 months old

Camdyn - 8 months old

Camdyn - 9 months old

Camdyn - 10 months old

Camdyn - 11 months old

Camdyn with Cade - 1 year old!

Cade-  My sweet, sweet boy!  I love you so much.  You have worried the heck out of Mommy and Daddy many times.  Your NICU stay was pretty scary at times.  We feared we might lose you several times.  We are so blessed that you had the strength to hold on.  We have watched you struggle to overcome many obstacles, and we are so proud of you!  You are my cuddle baby.  You love to cuddle, and Mommy loves to cuddle with you.  You are much more laid-back than your sisters.  You have the sweetest laugh ever and the most beautiful blue eyes.  I love you my miracle baby boy.

Cade at birth - 1 lb 8 oz

Cade - 1 month old - (This was Mommy's first time to hold you.)

Cade - 2 months old

Cade with Camdyn - 3 months old

Cade - 4 months old

Cade - 5 months old

Cade with Camdyn - 6 months old

Cade - 7 months old

Cade - 8 months old

Cade - 9 months old

Cade - 10 months old

Cade - 11 months old

Cade - 1 year old!

Happy, Happy Birthday to my two precious MIRACLES!  You both have been such a blessing!


Megan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Congrats Mama!

Lachelle said...

Happy Birthday Camdyn and Cade! Wow, they are looking very grown up! So happy for you all.

Jan said...

It's amazing to see their pictures and how they've grown! You all look so good!

Sarah Pope said...

I love all of the wonderful pictures! Happy birthday to both of your sweet darlings! Our babies were born only a few weeks apart - and you're quite right, they do have very similar stories. It's so good to find other mom's who have been through similar experiences. I can't wait to get to know your little ones through your blog!
-Sarah Pope