Raising a Farmer

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Weight Checks-How far we have come

on January 14, 2017

The week between Christmas and New Year’s, Vivian had her two-year well-child checkup.  As my sweet girl independently walked the hall to get her weight checked, I couldn’t help but think how far we have come.img_1580

Two years ago was the year Christmas was cancelled. Two years ago we received an early Christmas present, wrapped in pink.  Two years ago, at this time we had many emotions. We were thankful when Vivian and I could come home together after each of us needed to stay in the hospital for a week after her birth. Vivian was in the NICU to adjust to life, and I had to get my blood pressure low enough before I could finally go home.  We were scared because our baby was five weeks early.  We felt Vivian was a pure miracle and continues to be.  Weeks after Vivian’s birth, our world revolved around her weight.

For about a month after her birth the only conversations in the house seemed to be, “How much did she eat? How long did she nurse? When was the last time she nursed? Did you pump? What was her weight today? When do we go back? Do we need to supplement more? Did she have a wet diaper? How is she doing? Brenda, what is your blood pressure today? Can you drop some of your meds yet?” Vivian’s weight checks were weekly and at times a couple times a week.

Here we are two years later. Vivian has taken us by storm from the moment I found out I was pregnant.  She is healthy and strong. She completes our family with her love, strong-willed personality and everything that makes her our Vivy.   img_1543


One response to “Weight Checks-How far we have come

  1. Marilyn Swenson says:

    Adorable little girl…..beautiful mama!

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