Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking back...

Well... 2008 is almost and 2009 is coming on fast and furious. I look back on 2008 and I am amazed at how much our life has changed over the last 12 months. We have been so very very blessed over the last year.



In January 2008, we were given the chance to adopt another child. Our son Michael Ian Lucas was born on June 5, 2008. He is such a wonderful, sweet, easy going and happy baby. He has a beautiful smile and a wonderful gleam in his eye that holds such promise and joy. People notice him wherever we go and he smiles at everyone.



In April of 2008, after over 9 years of fertility treaments, I finally received a positive pregnancy test. It was a rocky road. But after being hospitalized at 26w3d pregnant and spending 8 weeks at USA Children's and Women's hospital in Mobile, AL, Nathaniel Blake Lucas was born via C-section at 37w1d on December 1, 2008. After having some issues with fluid on his lungs, he was transferred to the NICU at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. He was released on December 10th and has been going strong every since. Thankfully, he is also a very easy going baby. The one benefit to spending 10 days in the NICU is the boy can sleep through anything. He's so used to the NICU being active 24/7, a little noise doesn't phase him at all. He eats, he sleeps and he rarely cries. He is a true joy in our lives.



Jack is becoming such a little man these days. It's amazing how tender he can be with his little brothers. He loves to come up and stroke their heads and give them sweet kisses. He loves to play with Michael and make him laugh. He tries to make Nathan laugh. He doesn't quite understand that Nathan doesn't laugh yet...LOL Like any 3yo boy, he has his moments. But for the most part, he is a sweet, loving, sensitive boy and a complete blessing in our lives.

Have a wonderful 2009 everyone!

Pam, Jeff, Jack, Michael and Nathan

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