Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Memories

Last week I talked about Sarah as part of Down syndrome awareness month.  This week I want to talk about Elijah.  I want to share 5 thoughts I had the day he was born.

1.  The first thing the doctor said when he was born was "Wow, look at those big toes!" .  I was worried at first that something was wrong with his toes, but there was not, he just had really big toes!  He was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. 

2.  I was able to hold and bond with him the entire time they finished my c-section.  I was then able to carry him back to recovery with me and give him to my mother for her to see him for the first time.  This was a very special moment.  Only Doug was allowed in the surgery room with me.  Mother had been so upset that I would miss the birth.  She did not realize with the epidural I would be awake and remember all of it!

3.  I told Doug to stay with Elijah while he was in the nursery so he would not get swapped by mistake and to video everything.  I did not want to miss anything.  He literally did what I said.  We have over an hour's worth of video of Elijah laying there!  I did get to see his first bath and first checkup though.  I bet those nurses were worried that we were looking to catch them in a mistake!

4.  I will never forget the feeling I had when the doctor came to my room and said that Elijah had a heart murmur and she was referring him to a cardiologist.  I just cried.  I was so sick at the thought that he was ill.  He had an echo cardiogram and did have a VSD, but it was minor.  They said if it did not close by 1 year of age they would do surgery.  It closed at 9 months of age.  Praise the Lord.  I have had to really trust God over the last 5 years to protect my son, the beautiful gift from God.

5.  I thought my heart would burst with the love and joy I felt at his birth.  He was the most beautiful little boy I had ever seen.  I love him more than I could ever imagine.  He is really growing into a beautiful young man.  I am so proud of him!

Children are a blessing from God.  I feel so privilege to be the mother of 2 beautiful angels.  God has been so good to me.  Here is a picture of Elijah that was taken at the hospital 2 days after he was born.

God's Handiwork

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2 friends said:

June Berger said...

Awwww, how cute!

lonestar818 said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful picture! I couldn't agree more, children are absolutely gifts from God. Thanks for sharing these sweet memories of your son's birth.