Friday, September 12, 2008

Uncommon hero...

Sofia is a preemie...she is 8 months now (12lbs).  She came into this crazy place too early and with a few things stacked up against her.  at birth...her head was the size of a baseball...she was so tiny and delicate.  it was scary, i have to admit...(look at this old link for more pics)
Since RSV and bacteria, and well, anything at that point, are so incredibly dangerous for a preemie and an already compromised immune system, we were sanitizer nazi's, per doctor's order.  i tossed the last can a few days ago and hubby brought it to me.  he said, 'i don't know if i can part with this last can.  this helped keep sofie safe and alive.'
i promised to put the old can down in history and make a pic for our memories.

so, here's to you, de-germinator...saver of all that is good!

22 comments:

Kel said...

What a blessing - glad all turned out well, she is a darling little girl!
Have a wonderful friday!
~K

FatGirlsSkinny said...

Shes beautiful. That is so incredibly sweet of your husband :)

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet comment from your husband! We still have hand sanitizer in almost every room of our house, I guess it comes with the preemie territory.

Candy said...

wow.

you are so blessed, and very brave. Precious baby....

Karol said...

Aww. I'm so glad that she's doing better! That was so sweet of hubby to be sentimental like that!!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

How sweet of him. You are so blessed with that baby! My husband's firstborn son passed away from complications of prematurity.

The Pink Potpourri said...

what an incredible blessing. she is so beautiful!

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Melissa said...

What a precious gift she is.

Have a great weekend.

Melissa

Karen said...

What a little cutie she is. It is incredible to think what some little people endure to stay in this world.

Ashley said...

What a fighter! I'm glad she has such great parents to protect her from the germs of the world. :)

Tracy said...

It truly is amazing how strong these little ones are - my twins were also 8 weeks preemie & did an amazing job growing!! It is CRAZY to look back at old photos of them - wow - God has been SO good to us health wise - and seems like you guys too.
blessings on you all.

Kacey Randolph said...

She is beautiful! I'm with you on the sanitizer. When you have a preemie (or preemies in my case) you can't help but feel a loyalty to the saving graces of hand sanitizing. Ha! Ha! RSV season was the scariest! My little ones will be one next week and I still find myself walking the other direction if I hear a sneeze or a cough if we are out.

Glad your little one is doing so well. What a blessing!

Abby said...

What a sweet husband you have to say such a thing!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

My baby was 9 weeks early. Spent almost 2 months in the NICU and had a world of issues. That photo just brings back so many memories. Parting with every single little thing (I totally get it about the can....totally) is so hard. Each thing represents a step toward saving her life. It's such an emotional process. I get it. I really do.

hugs

~melody~

Wep said...

Love the announcement. Happy to see everything is going well :)

CrackerJacks said...

SO PRECIOUS! What a great photo. She was so tiny.

Thanks for visiting!
Happy Weekend!

Lindsay said...

Funny the things we get sentimental about isn't it? And more amazing is the fact that your hubby even said he didn't know if he could part with it. That's precious...as manly as precious can be. :-)

My son was in the hospital for five days last Dec when he was barely a year old and I still have the little piece of cloth that covered his arm IV...I don't know - maybe these things serve as a reminder of how thankful we need to be for healthy kids. Sad that we need reminders sometimes.

Great post.

Tinabean said...

Thank goodness for that wonderful stuff!
I'm sure the fact that your family is so wonderful had a bit to do with her survival also!
Thank you for your words to me on my sons biting.
I hope all is well.

lori said...

WOW...what a blessing and miracle...
I have a friend who had a 24 week old and I remember it so well...those tiny creatures...
I'd hang on to that can too....;)

What an amazing family you've got there girl!
God Bless you ALL!
peace and Happy Saturday!
lori

AVT Coach said...

What a beautiful family you have and I enjoyed this post celebrating another milestone! You will be celebrating many firsts as your little one makes her way in the world. Happy 8 month birthday to her!

Casey's trio said...

We knew that hand sanitizer VERY well.

Michelle said...

oh my goodness she was very tiny! What a bittersweet milestone that must be - to finish that last can of sanitizer!