Feb 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Elise!


If you were reading my blog a year ago, you may remember my cousin Jessica, and her sweet little baby Elise. 

Jessica posted this on facebook today, and I just thought it was so sweet, and wanted to share with you all!

“It’s almost that time. 1:17PM one year ago today. I didn’t want to give birth. I would have done anything to keep her inside of me. BUT God (and my Momma Lou who passed almost a year prior on 2.20.11) had other plans. Within minutes of doctors telling me, “I’m sorry, it’s time. We have to take her out,” Elise Diane Olsen was born at 1 lb. 4.5 oz and was as long as a ruler (12.25 inches). 

I didn’t feel bonded to her at first. I felt cheated out of a full term/happy pregnancy and was extremely scared when I looked at her...my daughter... wrapped in wires, monitors beeping like crazy, and her lying in a plastic bag so her body heat would not escape. And then the begging began (for all of my family)...please God, let her live. The doctors were honest...we had a 40% survival rate. 

And here we are...one year later.... Tears trickling down my cheeks as I say... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR ONE YEAR OLD BIG GIRL!!!! Now, how strong is that bond? Unbreakable. I can’t stop kissing her today...and everyday. Forever thankful for our faith, our family, and alllll the community outreach. Blessed beyond words. THANK YOU from all of us!”




Sweet baby girl. Jessica, you are such a fabulous momma! Your mommy is SO proud.  love you so much!! xoxo

Happy Friday everyone :)


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30 comments:

Carolyn said...

This is SO SWEET! I love it! Happy birthday to that adorable little girl!

Lisa Cheney said...

Cue the tears!!! What a precious girl:)

Just What Jess is Up to said...

Precious :) Such a wonderful and uplifting story to share! Thank you!

Rachael said...

Oh goodness...I am one choked up mama reading this! My son was born at 31 weeks and the first year celebration means so much. Hurray for your cousin and her sweet Elise!

Sarah said...

So sweet! I remember praying for her last year and am SO GLAD she's doing so well! She's beautiful!

Sami said...

Oh my gosh she is just too precious for words! PLL.. three blog posts in one week? Does this mean you're back ;)

Nicole said...

So happy that baby is healthy! She's beautiful!

Van Wynsberg said...

She's so precious! Praise God! How far along were you when you had her? What happened that caused her to come early?

Rachel said...

What a sweet story!

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Design Apprentice said...

What a beautiful little girl and a beautiful story too. As a fellow ICU preemie I can say, I'm sure their mother daughter bond will even more precious with time!

Jessica said...

awww soo beautiful and precious! I can relate as I was born at 1 lbs and 7 ounces and I am now in college. God deff has a plan for her sweet little life.

Raquel said...

Oh my goodness this is so sweet!! She is such a beautiful little one! :)

Brittany said...

She is so beautiful!! And what a cute name, I love it!

I'm a fellow ICU preemie too, and along with the others I can definitely say that she can do big things, even after starting off with a little life :)

Happy Birthday Elise!!

XO

Nora Spaulding said...

I remember reading about this before and I gotta say- Thank the Lord. I'm glad she is healthy and strong, she is a GORGEOUS 1 yr old!! :) proud of you too mommy~

Day Old News said...

That is amazing and she is presh.

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

So sweet and beautiful happy birthday to the little cutie-puh-tootie :)

Jordan Skiles said...

How wonderful!! She's a doll! Elise is my middle name so I clearly think her name is especially precious!

Happy Birthday, Elise!

xo, Jordan

Ashleigh Day said...

This is so sweet & without a doubt brought tears. I am glad she is a happy healthy 1 year old now. She overcame great obstacles during her first few months of life. Happy Birthday sweet miracle~

Beauty by MissAsh said...

OMG She is sooooo cute!!! xox

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Morgan said...

Awe! Happy Birthday! What a sweet girl. So special. I had a micro-preemie baby girl too!

Lauren said...

How sweet! So glad that baby is okay!

itsallaboute said...

What a sweet story! So happy for the family that they are celebrating the 1st birthday of such a beautiful little girl!

SH said...

She's adorable - and you're beautiful!

Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

Nessa said...

Oh wow.. truly a miracle baby! She is gorgeous!

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