Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Faith

I am posting something I wrote last year about my precious baby girl Faith. Today she turned 10 years old. We have had the best day. She loves attention and made sure every person who saw her knew it was her birthday today. She decided that she wanted to make her own cake. So I let her, she made a funfetti white cake with white and blue royal icing. I feel a little guilty that I did not help but she loved it.
My baby girl. Faith turned 9 today. Faith is such a special girl. I wanted to tell you a little about her pregnancy. At 6 weeks they told me she was not viable and I should have a D&C. I said NO, for 2 weeks I would go in for blood work and for two weeks they would tell me she was not growing and this was not a viable pregnancy. Finally one day her numbers doubled and we were okay. We found out we were pregnant when we were still living in Germany. At 20 weeks I went in for the ultrasound everyone looks forward to, the one that says if you are having a boy or a girl. I found out it was a girl and could not be more thrilled. But that afternoon I got the phone call. Rob was in the field and they called and said there was something wrong with your cord and you would not survive to 28 weeks. I will never forget that day. I will tell you more about that day later. They sent us to vandy for a special ultrasound and tried to convince us to have a amnio. I said NO. we were told you would be born, that as soon as you stopped growing they would deliver you. So for the next 15 weeks I went to the dr twice a week for ultrasounds and non stress test. They said you would probably be born with one kidney and with downs. On June 21, 2000 you were born. I went to the DR that morning and they said you had stopped growing and it was time. You were born weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces. They questioned rather we had the right due date because you were so large for a 35 week. We just laughed because we knew your growth came from God. I will never forget taking you in for a ultra sound to make sure you had both of your kidneys.
Today you are a happy healthy girl. Faith loves to sing and dance and play dress


Mrs. S. said...

Awe happy birthday Faith!

GapGirl said...

What an incredible story! God is sooo good!!!

mannadonn said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday Faith! It's a good thing your mommy knows a thing or two and had...Faith. So touching.

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