Friday, June 18, 2010

Another Birthday!

Today is my Aimee's birthday.  She is the sweetest peacemaker there is!  She is always kind, loving, and full of laughter!

Today she is 13! 

We are grateful for her and that she is here with us today.

During my pregnancy with Aimee, she was diagnosed with 2 different life-threatening problems in utero at 18 weeks, and then at 25 weeks, I went into labor with her.  Everything was okay, until at 31 weeks, and then I was hospitalized - for her - not me.  I spent almost 10 days in hospital with her - and then, everything turned worse - Aimee started dying.

With quick thinking of the doctors and nurses, we had an emergency C-section at 33 weeks 2 days, and she was born - small and sick.

But once out of utero - with medication - and priesthood blessings - she healed very quickly and was able to go home at 5 days old.  She weighed 4 lbs 14 oz and was 16 inches long.

She gained weight quickly, and spent most of her time in the sling that I wore almost 24/7.  She was quite sick, off and on, for about 2 years - mostly respiratory viruses and lots of pneumonia, from her lungs not being matured 100%.

She was also born with a conductive hearing loss.  She was 98% deaf in both years until age 2.  She was treated by the German audiologists, at age 1, and her hearing was improved to less than <2% deafness by age 2.  She now has less than a 1% hearing loss, and you would never know.  She spent over 8 years in speech therapy to improve her her speech and communication abilities!

She loves to cook, bake, and read.  She is going to be going to high school in 2 years and she already is planning on a culinary arts plan.

Happy Birthday Aimee!!!!!

For those wondering - we have our 3 oldest children with birthdays within a 4 day window!

So, Matt was on Tuesday, Aimee is today, and tomorrow is another birthday!

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