Thursday, January 15, 2009

memories

seriously, i think i'm getting old, because i don't know where this last year has gone.

sofia is 1 year old today...and although this was a very exciting day, it was a very scary day for all of us. i was diabetic, pre-eclamptic, hypertensive, "advanced age", high proteins, and on and on. sofia was IUGR and very small, and premature. it was time for her to be born...and no one really knew what that would mean until she was here.

well, all 3 lbs made it...

she was sooo tiny and precious...still is, actually.

her little head was the size of a baseball...and much smaller than this 10" softball...

but we were so thankful and delighted when we knew her health was good...

it was not so good for me, so we just will not talk about that...we will however, talk about how stinking cute my littlest treasure is today!!!

so happy bday sofia...you get to always be mommy and daddy's little baby.

one year old...14 lbs. and 26 inches...and still not on the preemie growth chart. i'm 4' 10", so i'm not expecting big things from her...plus,

dynamite comes in small packages. beware!

28 comments:

Abby said...

She is beyond adorable! Happy Birthday Sofia!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, those tiny feet! I'm so glad you both are healthy now. Happy 1st Birthday, Sofia! (I LOVE her name!)

tara @ kidz said...

OH MY GOODNESS that picture of her teeny foot almost made me cry! And hello the pix of her in that birthday hat - LOVE them! Happy Birthday Sofia!

Lori said...

What a sweetheart♥
Happy Birthday Sofia :)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Sofia! What a little sweetheart. I think seeing NICU pictures will always get me.

Wibeche og Rune said...

Happy Birthday to Sofia:)

Becky Welch said...

So So sweet! Happy Bithday, dear Sofia!

CntryMomma said...

*sigh* The teeny weeny feet just make me swoon. ;o)

Happy B-day, Lil' Sofia! So happy you and your Momma are a party of our world!

LORI

He And Me + 3 said...

Happy Birthday Sophia. You and Actress share the same Birthday! Only Actress is 9 today! I love her birthday hat...she is so cute! Thanks for all the pictures too. I never knew she was a preemie. Wow...she has grown. So sweet!

Cammie said...

what a peanut! Happy Birthday!!!

Jaysi said...

Happy Birthday you to your little princess!! What a miracle and certainly a blessing!

Emily said...

Happy birhtday Sofia.. you are one precious lil one year old!

Carrie said...

Oh man! What a teeny little itty bitty thing!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOFIE! It is such a pleasure "knowing" you and your mama!

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!! I have tears in my eyes just reading your Mommy's words! What an amazing blessing!

KGW said...

Awww! How sweet! Cute pics. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mandy said...

Oh how sweet. Happy Birthday Sofia!

auntie said...

she's so adorable! that smile could light up even the darkest of days :)

Ashley said...

Oh, my! She just melts your heart!!! That hat? And that car? Too precious!!! Happy Birthday, Sofia!

Jen said...

Wow, she is a peanut and a very adorable peanut at that. I don't know anyone who is/was smaller that Claire.
Happy Birthday Sofia!!!!

Brooke and Ben said...

Happy Birthday Sofie!! She is seriously super cute...what a beautiful gift : )

Lindsay said...

awwwww - she is just a doll! Happy Birthday you BIG (little) girl. :-)

I would love to hear YOUR story though. For real. I love seeing/hearing how God works miracles.

Oh - and all of 5'2" of me will not produce anything but small packages, either. Oh well. I like dynamite. :-)

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Birthday to that little bundle of Beautiful!!! That picture of her should be framed!!!!

Rachel Ann said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love that picture of her smiling...what a bundle of JOY!

Meaghan said...

happy bday sofers! she's so beautiful! i can't believe how much she's been through!

jenn said...

She is so precious!

And I'm 5'1" so I finally found someone shorter than me. Haha.

Pam said...

Wow! What a story!! What a cute little package you got! WOW!

Rebekah said...

Wow- she was teeny. But good things come in small packages

Michelle said...

happy (belated!) first birthday! I can't get over how tiny she was - that itty bitty foot - oh my! She is precious!