Part Three

The first few weeks of being home I was surprisingly in good spirits. In order for me to feel that way I had to have a plan. I made a schedule of when I would go see Jonathan each day. Somehow having that schedule made things a little better, at least I knew what I... Continue Reading →

Part Six

The first few weeks of having Jonathan home are kind of a blur now. It was like all of the anxieties and worries you feel with a newborn were hyped up on steroids. It became rapidly clear how much I depended on the doctors and nurses while he was in the NICU. Hearing them tell... Continue Reading →

Part Five

The only way I was able to make it through that summer was from all of the help that I received. Russ, was so supportive and such a strength for me. We were going through this trial together and there were so many times where I felt like he was carrying me through it. Looking... Continue Reading →

Part Four

Mid July Jonathan’s doctor called me and said that his labs had come back that morning showing that Jonathan was anemic and needed a blood transfusion. He had been anemic in June and had a blood transfusion then, everything went just fine and there were no complications. When I heard the news this time I... Continue Reading →

Part Two

I woke up the next day honestly, feeling really good. I had to stay on oxygen for a little bit in the morning just until the local anesthesia was completely out of my system. The nurses got me up and out of bed around noon and I was finally able to go see my little... Continue Reading →

Part Seven

It’s almost been a year since Jonathan was born. That just seems crazy. It feels like he’s been in our family much longer than that. As I look back on this year, on this journey I’ve been on, I can see why it seems like it’s been much longer than a year. This journey has... Continue Reading →

Part One

On Saturday, May 21st 2016 I had just finished eating dinner with my parents and two sisters. We were getting ready to watch a Doris Day movie. My sisters and I had spent the weekend at my parent’s home watching old movies, eating junk food, and sewing burp cloths for the sisters in my ward... Continue Reading →

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