Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Today, I was holding Cooper and thinking about the journey of him joining our family. I just sat there feeling his weight in my arms and reflecting on the happiness that just his presence has brought to my life. How content I feel every time I kiss the top of his head and feel his soft hair on my lips. How ecstatic it feels when I feel his chest rise and fall underneath the weight of my hand on his back. I'm thankful to change his diapers during the day and it didn't even bother me when my finger fell into a pile a poop! I pump every 3 hours without (much!) complaint because it means that I'm feeding a living and breathing baby!

I'm thankful beyond words that he arrived here safely and that despite the normal preemie stuff that he's doing so great everyday. I feel blessed to know that he's in good hands even though I can't wait until he's home.

To feel bliss when you've felt the deepest sadness is surreal...


  1. {{{hugs}}}
    I am so happy for you!

  2. JenJen, this is great news. Even with the apnea and the reflux -- something we had to deal with for both of our preemies -- Cooper sounds like he's doing fantastically. Keep it up!

  3. You couldn't have said it any better...
    Happy Thanksgiving Sweetheart. Love and hugs xx

  4. *hugs* That sounds like a wonderful feeling.