Saturday, October 25, 2008

Two Birthdays

Friday was Marshall's birthday. He is FOUR!! WOW! I can't believe he's four already. Time flies. As difficult as life is with him, I would NEVER want it any different. I'm glad he is part of our family. I never realized just how close we came to losing him at birth but thanks to some nurses, his life was saved. Phew! He was the 1st person to wish me Happy Birthday 4 years ago. My birthday is today. I'm 34 now. I'll have to keep reminding myself of that fact because I keep forgetting it's actually my birthday.

Here's my boy once they got him stabilized. I think this was taken by my Dad on Oct. 25, 2004.

He's doing better in this picture. He's breathing on his own but still has the IV in his head. It's hard to really get a grasp for how little he was. These pictures don't do it justice. Just think about how small those green Soothie pacifiers are. It looks gigantic on him!!

This was taken a few months after Marshall was born. He's sitting with his cousin who is only 3 weeks older than him.

Which feet do you think belong to Marshall? Notice the cord up the middle of the 2 babies? He was still on an apnea monitor.

Here's the birthday boy yesterday. His brother gave him a Curious George monkey and he LOVES it!

1 comment:

Happy in Holland said...

Happy Birthday to you and Marshall! I hope you get to do something fun to celebrate! The pictures bring back NICU memories for me. It's crazy how tiny they start and how big they grow.