The first weeks were crazy. Her weight was monitored very closely. We were in the doctors office every three to four days for weight checks. If she didn't gain weight, she would have to go back to the hospital. Gratefully, she continued to gain weight and the doctors were overjoyed.
It is hard to believe that our tiny little miracle is already one and excelling above the level of most. They thought she would have delayed development, but the doctors say she is exactly where she is supposed to be. We are not sure what her current weight is, but she is definitely bigger than the Friday afternoon in March when we brought her home.
This year has been wonderful and trying at times. We have made it through sickness and sleepless nights. We have watched her learn how to crawl and feed herself. We have seen the wonder in her eyes as she discovers new things. She is very expressive, so it is easy to know when she is happy and when she is sad. We have many special memories to carry with us as we close the book on her first year of life.
She is our angel and our miracle. Everyone tells you that you will never know what it feels like to love until you have a child and they are absolutely right. She is the best thing that has ever happened to us. I love to watch her sleep and realize that God made her as a part of me and a part of CTW. We can't wait to see what the years ahead have to offer. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. Time definitely needs to slow down.
Thank you God, for allowing CTW and I to care for your precious child. Give us the wisdom and confidence to raise her in your way. Give us direction to encourage her and discipline her when needed. Thank you for allowing her to be healthy. Thank you for allowing me to be at home with her. Bless us in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Also, we would like to thank our family and friends for the encouragement and prayers that you have given us. Thank you for being involved in our sweet angel's life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our sweet baby girl!!! We love you so much.