Happy Thanksgiving!! While I am thankful for many many blessings, I want to address one in specific:
My daughter Mikah Penelope
Now I know what you’re thinking – well duh, of course we’re thankful for our kids! Tell me something new!
But seriously, it is a miracle that this little girlie is here. I didn’t share my pregnancy journey on my blog (although I did plenty on my personal facebook page) – but many of you only know I was preggers, and had a baby.
What you don’t know is what I had to fight to get Mikah here –
high blood pressure / borderline preeclamsia / blood flow restraint in the umbilical cord / 2 large blood clots in my left lung at 34 weeks pregnant / blood thinning medication for 6 weeks of pregnancy / early labor contractions / a natural delivery where I lost half of my blood / Mikah’s heartbeat was lost as she was delivered, and she came out blue / emergency surgery 1 week post-delivery / a blood transfusion / a stent in my artery in my lungs, surgery to put it in and remove it
yet despite it all, my daughter was born at a healthy 9 pounds with the biggest cheeks I’ve ever seen! It makes me cry just thinking about it – how grateful I truly am that she is here. How grateful I am that God protected both of us.
She has brought a joy to my life that I cannot even begin to put into words.
So this thanksgiving, while I am thankful for MUCH, I am specifically and overly thankful for my baby girl.
her sweet little face just melts my heart…