Thursday, April 8, 2010

UBP 2010~

Welcome to our blog! We love new people! We LOVE comments too!
Ultimate Blog Party 2010
So here is our story ( the short version because you can read the FULL story here and here!)

I am Nancy ( YES! CLICK!! I LOVE to take pictures!) and I am the mom to a former 25 week M preemie ( YES he was 15 weeks early!) and the miracle that we blog about. His whole life has been filled with HUNDREDS of medical procedures and 9 brain surgeries ( and we are NOT done yet). Shortly after he was born he had heart surgery to correct his a small heart defect known as a PDA. He suffered from brain bleeds that left him with brain damage and resulting hydrocephalus. He was diagnosed at age 3 with Cerebral Palsy. He has had brain surgery to correct Sagittal Craniosynostosis that was a result from his prematurity, several shunt malfunctions and ROP surgery. His ROP surgery has left him legally blind.

He is amazing! ( and funny!!) Though we still deal and will deal for the rest of our lives we are so proud of him. He does walk. ( And currently walks UNASSISTED!!) He doesn't talk. But he does have some communication that seems to be improving EVERY SINGLE DAY!

While I mostly blog about Tyler we do have other things going on. I am a stay at home mom that uses my blog as an outlet when I am still riding the roller coaster here in "Holland." The Dad is a independent computer program developer and he writes Apps for the app store for Iphone and also for Mac computers like THIS ONE! And THIS ONE! ( which we will be giving away!)

We also have endometriosis which has been causing some infertility issues in our world. We have been trying to add one more to our family for a while. So sometimes the emotions are RAW and not nice!

Please take a look around!

Some of my favorite posts are

During the week we will be giving away Bows from The Darling Daughter, 2 $15.00 gift certificates from Thoughts on the wall and a copy of Newsprint and some SCENTSY! There might be more so come back OFTEN!!

* For the contests, Please wait for the posts that will be coming up in the next few days!*

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23 comments:

The Murray Crew said...

Love that you are sharing your story with so many through the UBP! Thanks for your friendship!

QuatroMama

jenn said...

I am totally coming back this week to read and win win win, by the way I read this blog on a daily basis while at work and love it, you make me laugh and cry on many occasions!! Love you always!

Pepper said...

I got to read your post about the grocery produce man. What a wonderful experience you both got! What a blessing! I'll be coming back!

Team Morris said...

Wow! Your story is so moving! So glad I stopped on in for UBP to your site! I'll definitely be back! :)

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello.
Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! Your post made me cry! God is so awesome...and you my friend are one strong mama! I'm going to subscribe and follow. Thank you so much for leading me here. It's wonderful to 'meet' you...and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Kristen said...

P.S. Your boy is beautiful!

Maria and Michelle said...

Lots to read and I can't wait to! I'm an L&D/antepartum nurse, so your miracle is right up my alley. Stop by FTSN for a visit and some peanut butter pie when you have time!

http://www.fromthesamenest.com

~ Michelle

singedwingangel said...

Hi there and so pleased to meet you. I too believe in miracles. Your pics are beautiful.. I am your newest follower and have fun with the UBP I am a first timer to it lol.

The Local Cook said...

thank you for sharing your inspiring story. Hope you are enjoying the UBP!

Shelly said...

What an incredible story you have. You are one strong woman. A blogger friend of mine once shared "Holland", and I think that it is such an inspirational way to view the curve balls life has thrown at you. I am a follower of your blog now.

Amy said...

Stopping by from UBP, and I have to tell you that your story has touched my heart. You are truly blessed.

I am a mom to two preemies, my daughter Gracie was born 1 day shy of 31 weeks, she also was born with PDA. My son was able to "bake" until 35 weeks but endured a NICU stay because of severe respiratory distress, low heart rate, and apnea. He still suffers from respiratory issues.

Thank you for sharing your story, I can't wait to read more of your blog!

http://foodiefairytale.blogspot.com
http://www.intheeyesofasurvivor.com

jskell911 said...

Amazing story. Thank you for sharing it. Just visiting from the party, but wanted to make sure I commented on how amazing Tyler is

Plowlady said...

what a cutie! Dropping by from UBP -- love your blog!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now, off to look around some more.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blogs Nancy you do an awesome job and you are a very awesome person!! :)

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

I love meeting new bloggers! New follower! Loved reading your story. Very amazing! Sending prayers!

Have a great party!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hi! Just stoppping by for the party! Hope you have a great weekend!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi. You've got a "wow" story for sure. Amazing. I hope you can stop by my place on the UBP (#225) this week, too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Visiting from UBP - I am glad that I stopped by. My thoughts go to you and your family, and I hope that M continues to improve!

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Shop with Me Mama said...

So nice to meet you! What a little miracle you have there and so handsome too! Happy party week!