Tuesday, March 17, 2009

5 years ago today...

5 years ago today was a very anxious day. I was in hospital at 36 weeks 6 days and at 8 pm was given a dose of gel for the start of an induction due to IUGR. My body was no where near being ready to have a baby and I was told this would take awhile.

Just to prove them all wrong, Ryan made an appearance 5 hours later, 1 hour past St Patrick's day and 1 hour into his 37th week. He was a just a little small and only had to stay 4 days in the NICU before we could bring him home.
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Ryan's first day home and a special snuggle with Daddy.







He may have started small, but he grew quickly. (6 months)










And his brother loves him.
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Really, he does...
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He is my kind, loving, caring child. A great hugger


the one to make us laugh


And I can't believe my baby is going to be five in a few hours.


Sniff sniff...

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! Hope the party is/was a smash!

Amber said...

Aw, what a beautiful post! Happy birthday to Ryan! :)

Sara said...

Happy birthday Ryan. Wishing you every joy possible on your special day.

Sue said...

Oh, SO cute! "Sniff, Sniff" indeed! I always get emotional about things like this. :) Especially loved the photo of the two boys together, one on top of the other -- they really do love each other!

You're one blessed mom! :)

Always A Party..... said...

Happy Birthday Ryan.

Joanne this post brought tears to my eyes for so many reasons.

Jenn M said...

Happy birthday Ryan.

LittleBlueFuzzy said...

Wow, Ryan is 5???!!!! OMG!! Where has the time gone?

Hope you had a wonderful day with him :)