As a mother to a baby given 20% chance of survival, I couldn't be more grateful for Jaxson's life and good health. 2 years ago I was in the hospital receiving grim statistics and predictions on what could be of my sons health- and what do you know, my son with the help of God proves EVERYONE wrong! With exception of his speech delay he is miraculous and not showing signs that he was born at 22 weeks 6 days. His life is a reminder that good things DO happen to those who believe!
Failure: lack of success
This is a word that should be obliterated from the vocabulary of women. People period. I remember after I gave birth to Jaxson I struggled with feelings of guilt and failure. I told myself and really believed that my body failed me and failed to keep my baby growing. Although I had done everything right I still in some ways felt it was my fault he was born prematurely. I fought with these feelings each and every day for MONTHS! Sometimes the thoughts were debilitating and brought tears to my eyes.
On Thanksgiving he decided to take his first unassisted steps! Talk about an amazing moment! It happened so fast that I wasn't able to get my camera recording fast enough. I did manage to eventually capture about 30 seconds on video and I have literally watched it almost a thousand times LOL. Yes, I am THAT mom. But I make no apologies for being overly excited and proud of my boy. He's conquered so much in his 17 months of life and seeing him reach milestones big and small just make me overjoyed. I've been trying to soak in all that's new with Jaxson and really take the time to make sure he feels special and give him the love and attention he needs.