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MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby hannahsmom » Tue Aug 24, 2004 06:42 am

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 06:42 am

Well, today is Hannah's third birthday. Boy, has time flown. I took off work today and we're going to the doctor for her three year check-up and then we're going to hang out at Chuck E. Cheese for as long as she wants to play. I can't believe three years ago today the doctors told me Hannah had to be born right away because we were both in danger of dying. The biggest memory in my mind of that day was asking everyone if my baby was alive, over and over and over. I saw her for a brief second after birth and they whisked her off to the NICU. Everyone told me she had made it but I didn't believe it. I even didn't believe my husband, so the nurses took a digital picture and printed it out and sent it down to recovery for me to see. I also remember right after Hannah was delivered, the NICU nurse practioner leaning over me on the operating table and telling me that Hannah weighed less than a pound and they would do everything they could for her. When Hannah got up to the NICU she was weighed again and was 1 pound 1 ounce. I didn't get to see her for two or three days because my blood pressure would not go down, my memory of that time is still a blur. When I finally did see her, the nurses had put a beanie baby in the warmer with her and they were the same size. It was just amazing that a creature so tiny could fight so hard for her life. Then the next morning I was in my hospital room and the nurse prationer came down to talk to me. She said Hannah had caught an infection and it was very, very serious. She said Hannah had about 50% chance of survival. I began to cry and so did she. I knew then how serious it was. So we had her Baptised that day and we had people around the world praying for a miracle. A few days later we got one - the infection was gone. I truly believe it was the power of prayer. The rest of her nearly four month stay was just as rocky, but we got through it. This is going to be a happy but emotional day for me. Thanks for listening.

Suzanne
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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby catherine » Tue Aug 24, 2004 07:02 am

by catherine (2832 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 07:02 am

A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ms Hannah [:X][:X][:X]!!

Suzanne, I hope you and your family have just a wonderful time today.

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby mada » Tue Aug 24, 2004 07:26 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 07:26 am

Happy Birthday to Hannah Rose!!! Hope you all have tons of fun today!!!

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby wcarder » Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:13 am

by wcarder (934 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:13 am

Oh, happy birthday!!! our little peanuts share the same birthday! It is surreal to look back on the day they were born, isn't it? I can't believe how time flys - and how strong our little preemie's are. Look how far they've come. I'm so proud of hannah -what a fighter! What a story she has to tell. Hope you have a great day ~ that's wonderful that you get to spend it with her.

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby paljane8 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 09:44 am

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 09:44 am

Yay!!!! Happy birthday to you both! Hannah is such an example of hope!

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby jenn » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:07 am

by jenn (2038 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:07 am

What a BIG day!
Party on lil' Hannah! Today's your day!
Hugs to you as well, I know how bittersweet bithdays are, I dread Jai's birthday every year...one second I'm overjoyed she's growing up-then the memories that are like nightmares.
How is it one day can be the best and worst in ones life? Strange.

But this is a great day!
Happy 3rd Birthday Hannah you lil' pumpkin!
Wish I was at Chuck E. Cheese [;)]

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby aimeejane » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:44 am

by aimeejane (589 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:44 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!!!!

3! She's officially a "big girl" now!

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby deerhart » Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:02 pm

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:02 pm

Happy B-Day!!!!!

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby denise » Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:19 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 08:19 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!!!!!![:D][:D][:D]

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Re : MY ONE POUND WONDER IS 3 TODAY!!!

Postby maxs mom » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:16 pm

by maxs mom (594 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:16 pm

Suzanne,
Wow your post brought tears to my eyes, I had to share it with DH. It brought back such sharp memories of our experience too. I am so glad Hannah is doing great. I was just thinking today how parents oh and ah when their babies do something new, but with our babies, it all just seems so much more sweet because they have come so far from their just over 1lb sizes.

Congratulations, enjoy the day!

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