After Oliver was born with his heart defect, I was scared I would never be able to have a healthy baby. That thought alone shattered my hopes and dreams. August of last year I announced that I was pregnant again. Our entire family was thrilled yet terrified of the chance that this baby, too, would … More Rainbow after the rain
When I look back on the last 15 months since I had Oliver, I realize how much we have seriously gone through. I gave birth to, basically, a super hero. He has had many surgeries. He was clinically dead 2 times, once when they stopped his heart during surgery, and another during cardiac arrest. We … More Remembering
Here I am laying in bed thinking to myself as I look at my son… just how completely amazing he is, but at the same time, just how awful life can be. He doesnt deserve to die. No baby or child does. He has barely gotten to live! Not even a year old, but his … More Times Tickin’
You have proven so many people wrong just by being here baby boy. I can’t believe you are 9 months old. Lets keep showing everyone what you’ve got! Keep fighting son …we are going to try to see if another hospital can help you. It’s time for mommy and daddy to fight, too. Fight for … More Nine.
I remember when I was so afraid that we wouldn’t have anywhere to stay when Oliver was in critical condition in the PCICU. We were already so scared and beyond stressed from finding out our baby was born with this heart defect that required 3 open heart surgeries to “fix”, and to add some more … More Better late than never!
So many people come up to me and tell me that I am strong, that they don’t know how I stay so positive through all that I’ve been through. I think it is so nice that people see me like that, like I am a super human of some kind. Super mom. Some days I … More Seven.
Through this roller coaster of a journey with Oliver in the hospital, there we’re many times I just wasn’t ok. Far from it on most days. I had a very hard time after finding out about Oliver’s heart condition, so much that I couldn’t bring myself to even talk to my own family about what … More This one’s for you – A post to the father of our sick baby boy.
For about 6 months when Oliver was in the PCICU, I couldn’t wait for the day we could break out of that place. I day dreamed of taking the IV poles and oxygen tanks and rolling his bed out the doors. Running away from it all. First stop… The beach! Putting his little butt in the sand, breathing in the … More Beach Therapy
This is the excerpt for your very first post. … More The Journey Summed Up – Baby with half a heart