Thank you so much for your perspective. It made me smile inside. [:)]
This should be repeated!!
I think that even though you had an extremely challenging and scary experience, you gained so much more than if it would have been like "A Baby Story." Think of how much appreciation of your child, and the amazing strength and ability to support others you've gained.
For me, even tho' there is jealousy, I have to say that my children seem even that much more important to me. I missed out on a lot of initial bonding, but we are bonded none-the-less. My 5 yr old has begun to exhibit behaviors attuned to the fact that something is important and significant about him. Its comforting to him and to me; every parent wants to be able to create an environment of special love with their child. In some ways another kind of strong bond has been created for us, by way of our beginnings.
son: 5 yrs, PE/HELLP 27 wks, 1lb 10oz
son: 2 yrs, PIH/low fluid 32 wks, 4lb 8 oz