Always Have A Dream

Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Way Back When-sday

  Thinking about how small Cody was when he was when he was born, a preemie at that! The doctor was going to send me home because my water hadn't broke yet, and thank God for the nurses that caught some problems when they did or he probably would have been still born. Every time I had a contraction his heart rate would drop considerably. So the doctor broke my water, and after 19 1/2 hours of labor, and putting me in every sort of position possible, and the only way he would tolerate the contractions was me lying on my left side, he finally decided to pop into the world, as they were prepping me for a c-section. Then we finally found out that the problem was the cord was wrapped around his neck, abdomen, and a leg. The nurses were awesome, and I can't thank them enough.
  So these were the first pic's, before they took him away from me for almost a day. So thinking back I'm grateful about this Way Back When-sday. Everyone take cake care and be grateful for today!!  ;0)


Barbara Manatee said...

I forgot all about that! You can be sure I'm grateful for my kids and their health despite the twins' early entry into our world. We were so blessed with Adam's full term & healthy pregnancy!!

BoufMom9 said...

awwwwww. what a sweet post and lovely tribute to your handsome son!

Thank God for those nurses!

Laura said...

And he will go on to do great things!

Nicci said...

Seems there is always someone in the right place at the right time to make sure things work out the way they're supposed to. And it seems L&D nurses are often those someones!

P.S. You look awfully terrific for 19 1/2 hours of labor...jealousy is creeping in!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Thank goodness those nurses were doing their jobs well!

Nicole O'Dell said...

Beautiful story! Good nurses make all the difference!

Lauren said...

Wow what a story! Thank goodness for good nurses. My mother is a nurse and worked in pediatrics for a long time...the stories she has. You and your son are both very blessed.

I was stopping by to say thank you for your card I got a few days ago from the "I love being carded" swap! It was a day-brightener. :)

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