About a Year Ago…

About a year ago, we were announcing to our family that we were having a little girl!

The big announcement picture. Cute dress, huh?
The big announcement picture. Cute dress, huh?

About a year ago, we were busy packing for our annual family vacation at Boy Lake, up near Leech Lake, Minnesota. I felt great. I felt the baby kick all the time. Steve felt the baby move for the first time with his hand on my stomach. We didn’t know that would be the only time Steve would ever feel Jax kick while he was still inside me.

About a year ago, we went to a fun outdoor concert with all of our friends. We took a picture to document the Baby Bump.

Two weeks before Jax was born...
Two weeks before Jax was born…

Yesterday, I gave my first presentation as a Children’s Hospital Volunteer. I was able to share our story with a group of about 60 staff members in the IT department at Children’s. The purpose of the presentation was to help the people who typically work “behind the scenes” at Children’s recognize how their work affects kids and families in the hospital.

It seemed fitting to be able to share our story so close to Jax’s birthday. Sharing our story from start to finish is a way to help me “see the forest through the trees,” look past all of the doctor and therapy appointments, and appreciate that Jax’s story is simply amazing. And he is here.

About a year ago, we had just gotten used to the idea of being pregnant.

About a year ago, we were preparing for a baby girl.

About a year ago, my body was preparing to have a baby at the edge of viability.

About a year ago, the thought of having a child in the hospital for 3 months never crossed my mind.

About a year ago, my life was about to change…

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Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

4 thoughts on “About a Year Ago…”

  1. Funny the adventure that you never saw coming, huh? If I’m honest I was ready to groom a baby genius just like my parents did me. You know what’s funny? I resented the bees knees out of them growing up! So now I am a “live in the moment” and celebrate the small things mom.

    And I am so glad!

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  2. And no one could do it better than you and Steve. Thank God Baby Jax picked the right two as parents. Believe it or not, the world is a better place with all of your understanding and patience. God bless you all………………..

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