I borrowed this from his mommy's blog. Happy Birthday, baby boy! You are SO loved!
As I was being wheeled into the operating room at 25 weeks gestation last year, scared and praying for my son's life. Pleading to God, please do not let this turn out like my daughter, Paris. Please keep him safe and cover him with the safety of your blood. I kept repeating this until the mask went on and I was asleep. I awoke to what seemed like a ton of doctors and nurse with me and a team of neonatlogist and nurses for Talan. I remember a nurse saying here is your baby. I could barely make out what was a little head in a BIG huge giant plastic box (isolette). He was here! Talan Rayce Smith born 7/23/08 @ 1:20 pm 1 lb 12 oz 11.5 in long. And after 1 surgery and 94 days in the NICU on October 24, 2008 he was home.
Talan is my mircopreemie miracle baby. The chances of survival are basically 50/50, maybe less. I am forever thankful to God, my husband, my family and the nurses and doctors, specialist, social worker, my WTE aunties, friends, church family who consistently prayed over Talan through what seemed like a lifetime in the NICU.
Talan is amazing. He has a smile that could make a room look like it is filled with sunshine. His eyes make our family melt. His personality is strong, funny and playful just like his Daddy. He like our other children shine in our hearts and make us proud every day.
Talan is 16 lbs 2 oz. a long way from what he started out at. A look back at my tiny miracle who has changed our lives in so many good ways....
Happy Birthday precious Talan. How blessed are we to have you in our life. How blessed are we that God gave us such a miracle. How blessed are we to be your parents. You are AMAZING!
Daddy, Mommy, Austyn, your guardian angel sister Paris and Gavin.
Another look back....
I LOVE this last picture! It makes me smile!
He's ready for birthday cake!