I can NOT believe its been 2 years since I last published something!! Time has just been crazy and so many things have happened. Time really does fly, doesn’t it?
I know for one thing, I can’t even believe my precious baby is 2 already! The last time I wrote, I was around 28 weeks pregnant. Baby Grayson (aka Baby Handsome, as we call him) arrived at 34 1/2 weeks because of a syndrome called HELLP.
HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening pregnancy complication usually considered to be a variant of preeclampsia. Both conditions usually occur during the later stages of pregnancy, or sometimes after childbirth.
H (hemolysis, which is the breaking down of red blood cells)
EL (elevated liver enzymes)
LP (low platelet count)
Baby Grayson stayed in the NICU for 2 weeks so, I had my hands full. I think just being a new Mom in general is hard but when you have a preemie it’s even harder because of all the risks.
We have been so blessed with our sweet boy! He’s been healthy and so far just 2 minor surgeries, one to open his left tear duct and one to untie his tongue. Little boys surely hold their Mommys hearts in their hands.
March 2nd of this year, we lost my 2nd Dad, the Dad who taught me what it meant to have a true dad. My “stepdad” Paul. He had a stroke February 23, 2015 and was paralyzed on his left side, and never regained his strength from that. His heart was very weak to start with and the stroke just complicated it even more. He was an amazing man, the best man I’ve ever known. His physical heart was weak but his love was strong!
So now here we are, July 5! We are currently waiting on our new (brand new!!) apartment to be finished. I’m soo very excited, I can’t wait to decorate! My husband got a new job at the end of April and he’s doing so Awesome! I’m so very proud of him and it makes me happy that he loves his job.
August 23 we will celebrate our 3 year Wedding Anniversary and September 15 we will have been together 4 years…just WOW!! 😍😍
How does one put into words just how BLESSED she is? For so many years, I prayed and cried out to God to send me a man that wanted to spend his life with me and give me children. I always felt in those moments that I’d end up alone without anyone, that somehow I didn’t deserve that kind of love. But guess what?He GAVE it to me! When I wasn’t even looking and had stopped “pestering” him about it. And he gave me a wonderful man. A man that loved my 2nd dad as his own. Those two were so close, once they met they were always texting and talking about both of their favorite subjects, Food! It was immensely fulfilling to know that I had a guy that my dad loved!! And once Baby Grayson came, he became Paw Paw and baby Grayson had him wrapped around his finger.
I’m filled with happiness, joy and sorrow tonight. I’m missing this man a lot!
So I’m somewhat caught up…maybe the in between story next time. 🙂
Peace & Love to you all!