Sunday, September 21, 2008

To my sweet baby boy!

My dear sweet baby,

Three years have gone by and I can't believe how much you have grown. At 1:24 am you came into my life and you changed it forever. You are such a miracle and such a blessing in so many ways and in so many peoples lives. I have learned so much from you and by being your mom.

The day you were born I remember feeling so much love for you. You were so tiny and so sick yet I just wanted to pick you up and save you from all that you had to go through. I couldn't do anything to make all the bad stuff go away.

You have had so many things go on in the short little life you have lived. You have taken them all in stride and have come out just as sweet as you went in. I can't bear the pain that I know it causes but I am so proud of you.

I can't close my eyes and not remember those days when I thought I would lose you. I can't believe how often they come. Yet as the strong little man you are you pulled through. You are a miracle in more ways than one.

You have taught me love, compassion, understanding, patience and faith. All of those things are attributes you already hold. You have love just like your dad and you share it with those millions of smiles, loves, kisses and hugs.

You are a miracle. You are an amazing little boy. You have defied the odds time and time again. Because you are such a miracle, you will defy the odds even more.

Thank you Tyler. Thank you for showing me so much. Thank you for making me a mommy!

I love you! I love you more than you will ever know!

Your mommy

Ty this past spring.
Ty for the SL Tribune. He was four weeks old
My first Photo of my 1 lb 11 oz 13 inch Miracle

First time I held Tyler. He was 3 weeks old. He was and is such a miracle.
Ty in a size comparison to a matchbox John Deere Tractor. The cloth on his face is a burp cloth.


Jen said...

*TEARS* Nancy, that was such a touching post! Ty will treasure it forever! Thanks for sharing your deep love for your sweet baby boy! He is a miracle indeed!

Chantel said...

He has come SO far!! What a sweet baby, I hope he enjoys his day!

Posh Totty said...

Such an amazing boy, brings back so many memorys of the early days with my own premmy too, they are wonderful miracles and everyday I am thnkful for those miracles too :o) Xxx

Greg & Britta said...

awww - what an amazing post. Ty is such a special boy -- and so lucky to have such wonderful parents! It's such a miracle, every moment!

Josephine said...

What a precious boy! He was so tiny, sweet thing. I completely relate to your feelings in this post - I feel the exact same way about my miracle baby :) I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog now that I've found it - do you mind if I post a link to you on my blog

Aunt Nicky said...

Happy Birthday Tyler! I haven't been able to write a post yet.. Computer virus!!!! I might have to do it tomorrow at work, I am at Tammy's right now using her computer really quick, hope you guys understand!! I love Tyler soo much!! He has grown up so much and I can't believe it has been 3 years.

Ashley said...

Wow, I can't get over how much you must have gone through. He is a miracle and I am glad that he is doing so well. The pictures are amazing, it is amazing how much doctors can do to help babies that are born prematurely. I can't imagine a 1 lb. baby. Wow, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Andrea, Mrs. said...

Happy Birthday Tyler!

And thanks for sharing with us, Nancy.

ThePreemie Experiment said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Tyler!! You are such an adorable little man!!

Hugs Nancy!!


lonestar818 said...

Wow, he has come a long way! Beautiful pictures and a beautiful little boy!