Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy First Birthday!



It is hard to believe that a year ago our, Miracle ‘Mikro’, Michael Lee Wilson, III entered this world!! He was born weighing 1 pound 15 ounces, today he is 19 1/2 pounds! He was carried in the arms of so many wonderful prayers said by so many friends and family. He was tiny, but he was also mighty! Some of his greatest accomplishments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were, 1) He was off the baby venulator within a few hours after birth and never had to go back on it! 2) He had no bleeding on the brain! 3) He never had to receive a blood transfusion! 4) His eyes were perfect, His ears were perfect, and He was just perfect!In the first month he did get an infection on his intestines, but we were able to medically treat that with no surgery! Some of his first outfits were from build- a- bear and they were to large!


After 83 days in the NICU we were able to go home together as a family for the first time!


Today Michael still continues to amaze us! He has the brightest smile, which just lights a room with happiness, and brings so much hope for all on what God was able to accomplish through him and his life in just one year!

As I look back and reflect over this year I can’t help but be thankful beyond thankful for all the great people in my life who stood by us, while we were in the hospital. Who visited, who called, who prayed! We wouldn’t be were we are today without all those caring things!



I owe Mike Lee’s nurses some of the greatest thanks! They held me up, so that I could hold my baby. They educated me on terms and conditions, so that I could be the mother I needed to be. They were amazing and I am deeply thankful for them! I am also thankful for the Ronald McDonald House for giving me a place near my son, I could call home, they have so many volunteers, and I am forever grateful for them!

I am thankful that Mike Lee has so many wonderful people in his life, and I am mostly thankful that God chose to answer my prayers, and not only let my son live but thrive!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our First Zoo Trip

We took our first zoo trip today as a family, and it was a day I will never forget.  I am having a hard time going to sleep thinking of all the fun and sweet things my little guy did today! The last time Michael and I went to the Nashville Zoo, was last May 2010. Michael Lee was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit then. We went for a few hours with Michael's family and a walk for cystic fibrosis. I was reflecting on that moment, I had such a sadness in me that day. Michael Lee was doing well, but we didn't know when the next down would hit or how low it could go, praise God it didn't hit, but there was that fear. I looked at the animals and wondered if we would ever all three be there together, would Michael Lee ever get to experience a zoo? Today we were there just the three of us almost a year later and it was fabulous! I know he is a little young to fully experience the zoo, so we plan to go back probably plenty of times in the next few years! But it was amazing how much he did experience and see, and he really enjoyed a lot of it too! It felt so good to just enjoy my family and the sunshine. To watch my little guy take notice of a monkey and look at me and smile. Or to watch father and son taking in the fish and bats and grin at each other. Michael just really looks at his daddy with such admiration and I love seeing him smile at his daddy with all the love. He is such a good example to his son, as a father and a husband and I just feel such pride toward both my boys. I always loved the zoo, but nothing could have prepared me for the wonderful moments I felt today with the amazing family God has blessed me with! Our first zoo trip has been the best zoo trip!