In a year when the days felt like weeks, and every week was counted carefully, we found ourselves in the middle of all these numbers. 1 blood clot, 2 fetuses, 3 E.R. runs, 4 months of extreme nausea, and the numbers only get larger. 32 ultrasounds, 47 doctors visits, leading to 15 weeks of bed rest, Oh we've just started, 1 week of magnesium hell, 1 placental abruption, 1 emergency c-section, 2 weeks in the maternity ward and now things are getting crazy. 1 heart murmur, 1 meconium-illeus, 1 cystic fibrosis scare, 1 kidney failure and brush with death and 1 special blessing. 2 surgeries, 2 ventilators, 2 brain hemorrhages, 3 hernias, 22 doctors, and this was all in the first 2 weeks of a 9 week Neonatal Intensive Care stay. 20 thousand tears shed, 50 thousand prayers offered, and 2 happy, healthy beautiful miracles. All of these add up to the most incredible year of our lives.
Thank you for going thorugh this with us. Thank you for being there for us. Thank you for staying faithful and giving the Lord more than enough reasons to bless this small family. We could not have gone through all of this without you, and because of your incredible love, we didn't have to.
Miyah is over 12 lbs, stands with help, and LOVES to show off.
Easton is over 17 lbs, laughs uncontrollably, and is our little peacemaker.
Michelle is over 100 lbs, adores her children, and gives herself to them daily.
Nick is over 200 lbs, world class diaper changer, and gourmet bottle maker.
We've had a great year! We're looking forward to 2008 and watching our little babies grow into kids.
Nick, Michelle, and the littlest L's