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My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby angelical » Tue Apr 27, 2004 09:04 pm

by angelical (330 Posts), Tue Apr 27, 2004 09:04 pm

I can't believe it, my little 2-pounder is going to be TWO on Sunday! It doesn't seem possible.

I surprised myself over the weekend by getting all weepy, thinking about his birth. I knew last year I'd be upset, but I didn't expect that many tears this year. I suppose no matter how old he gets, he'll always be tiny to his mommy.

I got a weekly update today from a web magazine. It said something like "Congratulations. Your baby will be 2 this week. Enjoy the toddler years. School will be starting soon!" ARGH! How could they write that?! YIKES

:-)

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby josiah1112 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 09:12 pm

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Tue Apr 27, 2004 09:12 pm

What a blessing Sharel!! Enjoy him, every step of the way.

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby mada » Wed Apr 28, 2004 06:47 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed Apr 28, 2004 06:47 am

HAppy Birthday little Aaron!! That's so great!! It goes by too quick doesn't it!!!

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby deerhart » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:42 am

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:42 am

LOL today, my oldest son turns 4. It was a hard realization about 3 months ago when I thought hmm next year we will be doing kindergarden readiness tests... jaw drop OMG I am SOO not ready *sigh*
It's always a mixture of joy, shock, and the realization that his birth was the ultimate end of a very trumultuous and hard time in our lives. This year will be one of the first that we aren't dwelling very much on how he got here, but rather where he's at now :)
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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby hannahsmom » Wed Apr 28, 2004 03:59 pm

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Wed Apr 28, 2004 03:59 pm

Sherel,

I know how you feel! The whole week before Hannah's first birthday I cried, remember what was going on each day the previous year leading up to her crazy birth. Then the week before her second birthday...same thing! Now she turns three in August and I guarantee there will be more tears! My husband doesn't understand. But I am just so thankful for my little peanut! Happy birthday to your big boy![:D]



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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby julie f » Wed Apr 28, 2004 05:27 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Wed Apr 28, 2004 05:27 pm

Happy Birthday to Aaron!

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby sarab » Wed Apr 28, 2004 09:34 pm

by sarab (2950 Posts), Wed Apr 28, 2004 09:34 pm

Happy Birthday, Aaron!! [8D]

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby pugmommy7 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 05:15 am

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Thu Apr 29, 2004 05:15 am

That is sooo sweet! It is amazing whenever anyone says they are "big" huh?
Happy happy happy Aaron!
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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby caitlynsmama » Fri May 07, 2004 11:58 am

by caitlynsmama (436 Posts), Fri May 07, 2004 11:58 am

I missed the little ones birthday but am sending a belated happy birthday out to him. I cannot believe Caitlyn will have been here for a year in just a couple of months.

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Re : My preemie is a big boy: 2 on Sunday!

Postby angelical » Fri May 07, 2004 08:41 pm

by angelical (330 Posts), Fri May 07, 2004 08:41 pm

Thank you all so much. I know that you all can share my joy at reaching each birthday. So easily could this be a time of sorrow for us, as it is for so many that experienced this disease.

Each day is a miracle, and these birthdays signal the year to realize that.

Take care & hugs to all of the other little guys and girls out there!

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