One Year Later!

"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen"

– A.A. Milne

…And what an adventure the last year has been.  Today as of 12:51 pm Peyton has been a blessing to us for a whole year.   A year ago I had the best intentions of sharing our experience bringing this spitfire in to the world…but I never got around to it.  What better day to share P's birth, on her birthday!

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On To Surgery

Ok… on to part 2.  Surgery.       (Click here to catch up.)

At this point we had been in the hospital 2 nights.  It’s a little blurry but if I remember correctly we had been cleared to start giving her some pedialyte at this point.  We were desperately trying to keep the IV in, but it was proving REALLY difficult with those chubby baby arms.  It finally went bad the night before so we were supplementing with 1oz/hour of pedialyte…. it was heartbreaking.

The day of surgery

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April Showers…

…lead to May flowers… ummm maybe not for us… but hopefully it will lead to maybe some answers?

A lot of the people who know us know that we’ve had a rough 2 months.  Life for us has DRASTICALLY changed and we are dealing with things I would have never imagined 2.5 months ago.  In fact I thought we would still be riding a post-vacation high from a trip to Costa Rica right about now… nope.  Instead we’re trying to get back to normalcy after our (P’s) 3rd hospitalization in the last 2 months.

So unfair to this little nugget.

So unfair to this little nugget.

For those who don’t know, have questions but don’t want to ask, or for other families going through something similar, or for the spam bots who want to add useless comments on my pictures, here’s what we’ve gone through over the last 2 months.  At the very least I will have it for my records since everything has kind of been a blur.

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