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!!!!