It’s so hard for me to believe my baby is 2 today! I started this blog to keep family and friends updated on my pregnancy with Parker, and look how much more it has become.
Parker had a difficult entry into the world. It was truly the scariest thing I have ever faced in my life. I developed preeclampsia just before 37 weeks, and my blood pressure shot to stroke level. After Parker was born, (so tiny and so fragile!), my blood pressure would sky-rocket and then bottom out to almost nothing. For the 24 hours after his birth, they could hardly keep me conscious. The worst part was not being able to hold my baby or snuggle him like I wanted. (You can read my introductory post here.)
But, through it all, God kept his hand on both me and Parker. Although Parker was very small, he only had to be on oxygen for a few minutes. After that, he was deemed perfectly healthy, and we were able to take him home just 48 hours after birth. God has been good to us, that’s for sure.
Now, Parker is 2 years old, and he is the light of my life. He looks and acts just like his Daddy, and he loves his mama. When he’s not running, climbing, or breaking things, he’s snuggled up on my lap. He’s always giving me hugs and kisses, and although he’s becoming more independent by the second, he still makes sure his mommy knows that he loves her. He is just the sweetest thing on earth.
Parker, I want you to know how much I love you, and how thankful I am that God has given you to me. You brighten my day, and your smile melts my heart. I am so lucky to be called your Mommy. I pray that I will be the mommy that you need, and I will raise you to love our Lord and Savior and hopefully, one day you will call Him your own.
As Kai-Lan says, “You make my heart feel super happy!” I love you, sweetie!