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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Dear Kennedy,

One year ago today we welcomed you into this world. I never could have imagined how much our lives were about to change. Your daddy and I couldn't wait to meet you. I was wheeled into the operating room for a planned c-section. I was really nervous and uneasy the night before about your arrival, but I felt at peace and calm that morning. You were born at 9:39 a.m. weighing 5 lbs 14 oz and were 17 3/4 inches long. You didn't cry when you were born - the NICU team was called to the room and you were whisked away. I got to see you for a split second and kiss your forehead. At that point I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams what we as a family were about to endure. I didn't get to see you again until the next morning at 6:00 a.m.

I often hear the statement, "if only you could go back in time". Well if time travel was permitted I would not change one thing. I know I say this all the time but you make me a better person. I even see it in your daddy. He is more caring and understanding. His eyes light up at the "little" things in life that matter. At night you guys lay in bed and daddy holds your hand until you fall asleep. He would do anything for you. Most daddy's in our situation would have left by now. But not our daddy - he is in this for the long haul, for better or worse.

This road we are traveling down is a rough one, full of many bumps and unexpected holes, but you are riding through life amazingly well. I never would have thought I would get to see you smile or hear you babble or celebrate your 1st birthday. You are a miracle! I love you more then anything in this world.

We love you Kennedy!

Mommy and Daddy too