Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Cade

Cade turned one on Friday, and on that day I realized that a miracle it really was that he is alive! On the day he was born I was told that I had a maternal-fetal bleed, meaning blood from the Cade was going through the placenta and back into me. Cade was born with 1/3 of the blood he was supposed to have. He had to have 2 blood transfusions and lived in the NICU for a week. However, it could have been SO much worse. I was also told that this "condition" is thought to be a big cause of still births. I had felt Cade stop moving and went to the doctor - and that day ended in Cade's birth by emergency C-section.
I am SO thankful to have Cade in our lives!! He is my little miracle!!
We had a great time celebrating his birth with our family:

And we ended the day with a little announcement...
Cade is going to be a Big Brother in October!