It's funny how things change so in just one year. Last New Year's Eve all we could think about was how much we wanted a little one. Yes, we were extremely happy together, just the two of us, but we were so ready (beyond ready) to expand our little family. Now, in just twelve months we are complete! We have our little bundle of joy and our hearts feel content. It's amazing how God works!
2008: Year in Review in Numbers
I have one amazing husband. He is my strength, my support, and the love of my life. He knows just when I need a hug or even some space. He is a tremendous help. Who am I kidding? He does it all, I help out. Hee, hee. He is not only an amazing husband, but an extraordinary daddy. I love seeing him with
my our little girl.
I have also only been able to work one day since the school year began. Yikes!
I have been blessed with two terrific parents. They are my biggest cheerleaders and give more support and encouragement than you have ever seen. And I know they love me unconditionally and love Travis as if he was theirs.
I also have two pretty awesome brothers. One who cooks a pretty mean spaghetti and the other who can fix anything, and I mean anything.
And we have two fur babies, Lola and Cash, who tug at our heart strings as well.
Our little miracle, Morgan Kate, has been with us for four months. Four months, can you believe that? In those four months we have seen some pretty frightening things, but we have also witnessed things most people will never have the opportunity to see. We have been truly blessed with this gift and we treasure every moment with her (even if it's 4am and she is screaming).
If my memory serves me correct six is the number of surgeries that occurred this year in my family (extended family as well). I may be off by one or even two.
My family and I spent seven glorious days at Folly Beach this past summer. It's as close to heaven as you can get!
Morgan Kate "lived" in Room 8 while in the NICU. We will never forget room 8 or the wonderful people there.
I spent ten days in the hospital back in August. Six were before Morgan Kate made her debut and four were after she was born.
Travis and I have rung in the New Year together for the past thirteen years.
It is exactly eighteen miles from our house to Baptist, one way.
I was pregnant with Morgan Kate for 26 weeks, well actually, twenty five weeks and four days to be exact.
Travis and I have been married for forty-one months and each one has been so very special.
Morgan Kate takes 66ccs of formula every three to four hours.
We spent 107 days in the NICU.
It's exactly 236 steps from the parking garage on Sumter Street to the NICU - according to Travis' footsteps.
We have been blessed with countless family members and friends who have been so loving, so supportive, and so encouraging to us this past year. Your warm words, kind thoughts and faithful prayers have meant the world to us. You all will never know how fortunate we feel to have each of you in our lives.
I wish everyone a new year full of love, hope, happiness and faith.
Happy New Year everyone! Happy New Year!