Thanks for all the great birthday wishes for Buddy on Thursday. They were much appreciated. When I tell people his story, I hear the word “miracle” a lot. But, I tend to think any baby that makes it here is a miracle.
Buddy just had to work a little harder than a few others.
I also wanted to add in that he was born because I have an blood clotting disorder that had not yet been detected. Basically, the placenta was aged to a 40 week pregnancy, thought it's job was done and was pulling away from the uterine wall. But, I had no contractions or any other signs of impending labor.
He wasn't able to get enough oxygen and that's why he had stopped moving. When babies in utero are in distress, they try to save their energy by just coasting along for a bit.
We were told that if we had waited 6 more hours, they would have pulled out a dead baby. Not the kind of thing a mother wants to hear, but we just thank our lucky stars, guardian angels, God – who ever was looking out for our baby boy that all the pieces fell into place and not only did he make it, he survived.
And, I know I put this on my Twitter feed and also as my FB update, but I'm also going to brag here. Because that is every mom's right.
On Friday, Buddy came home from school with a note from the Reading Specialist. He had taken some sort of reading test and is reading at the college level!
All those years of reading him the same book 20 million times a day and taking him to the library have paid off. But, he comes by it honestly, too. He comes from a long line of avid readers.
This isn't what I had planned today, but this is what you're getting. I just felt like I needed to clear some things up from Thursdays post and kind of elaborate on it, which I didn't want to do in the comments section.
Hope you all had a weekend as nice as ours! :-)