Monday, August 3, 2009

Brody is 5!!!

Where do I start with this amazing little man!!! I remember the day you were born. I didn't have enough amniotic fluid while I was pregnant with you. I had to go in for ultrasounds once a week so they could check and make sure you had enough to survive. I was eating cereal early on August 5th, 2004. I thought maybe my water had broken but I wasn't sure, so they had us come into the hospital just in case. So we packed big brother logan into the car and headed for Auburn Regional. It was a beautiful sunny day. About the time we were driving past the supermall, I got the impression that I was going to have you that day. But I put the notion aside because it was six weeks early. They took me in and did a stress test, and confirmed I was in labor, then they tried to get me down for a ultrasound, and the techs by law couldn't tell us anything, but we had logan with us, so I kept asking. Finally I said look I need to call someone to come get logan if this is the case. So a student leaned over and said don't tell anyone I told you this but have someone get your son there is no amniotic fluid left. SO grandpa and grandma rice came and got Logan at 4:30 and you were born at 5:17. Everyone was huddled over you getting you situated, and you were born c section so I was trying to see you. When I finally did, I said look at that hair!!! Then they wisked you away to the nursery. Now after a c section you are not suppose to get out of bed for 12 hours, but the nurse new I was anxious to see you. Everyone kept coming into my room and telling me how beautiful you were. I wanted to go be with you. So the nurse helped me sit up, and asked me if I was going to puke or dizzy, I lied and said no, I wanted to see you sooooooooooo bad. Well they stood me up and I fainted, so I had to wait to see you. But I finally got my chance to see you, and you were amazing!!!! There were other babies in there born early and you were such a fighter!!! We were so lucky no ventilater!!! From the very start you have been a fighter. You have a smile that can light up a room. No matter what kind of day I am having, if you smile it melts away all the other cares. Your father and I know that you were sent to this family for us to grow, and mature in the gospel. You are a barrel of laughs!!! You definatley have been blessed with a sense of humor. You are a amazing little boy, who has the ability to connect with everyone around him. We are so blessed to be able to call you our son!!!!


  1. How do you not give him anything he wants? One smile and he melts your heart. He is so dang cute!

  2. how do you think he got the horse, and the hat?

  3. I'm here at work by myself so just read about Brody. THANKS because now I have big tears dripping and hoping no one comes in to make an appt.! Thanks for giving our family BRODY!!!