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Saturday, August 12, 2006

kindergarten


my baby has started kindergarten. Jordan willl be 6 in November and I am in complete denial. When I was pregnant with her, I went in labor at 26 weeks and remained in the hospital until she was born at 29 weeks. She was so tiny. She weighed a mere 2lbs 13ozs. She spent one month in the NICU and came home at 3lbs 13ozs. With most newborns, crawling and walking are huge milestons. with Jordan it was gaining 6ozs. At two she weighed 18lbs and was still facing the rear in her carseat. My baby is bright and beautiful and a constant reminder of how fragile life is. She reminds me to take pleasure in the little things and be happy with what you are given. One day I was told my baby might not survive and now I'm the one whose having trouble surviving. Not because I can't be without her during the day, but because I've realized there is no turning back. From now on, she will continue to grow up and away from me. I know I might sound dramatic, but I have already seen small changes in her behavior. Her face looks different to me and I guess part of me doesn't want to let go to that tiny baby that once needed me so badly.

6 Comments:

At 12:15 PM , Blogger Missy said...

Lori,
Something seems to be wrong with your post about Jordan's first day of school. Looks like a formating problem. The end of each line is cut off.

She's looks adorable.

Missy

 
At 11:09 PM , Blogger jen b said...

oh my gosh how I related to your post, my first born starts kindergarten this Monday. I am in total denial and my heart is aching. Glad to know someone loves their baby girl just as much.

 
At 5:55 AM , Blogger Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a cutie pie! it seems like just yesterday I was in your shoes.
the years fly by - enjoy every moment!

 
At 3:12 PM , Blogger audrey said...

Oh Lori...I hear you. Montana is only two and I am so upset at how quick he is growing and changing. I take in as many hugs, kisses, and snuggling from him cuz I know as he gets older he won't want to lavish all that affection on me. I was just watching the videotape of my ultrasound when I was pregnant with him. Just watching him moving around inside me was just bringing to me to tears. Now listen to me being all dramatic and sappy.

Jordan is so precious and darling. I wish her the best kindergarten year ever :o)

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger Kristy C said...

wow-so crazu that she is in kindergarten! amazing.

 
At 10:51 AM , Blogger Karen said...

She's so adorable! I got tears in my eyes remembering my baby's first day in kindergarten. And I cried when we dropped him off at college almost 3 years ago. But I think we must have done something right with him and his older sister. They still love to come home but are growing into wonderful confident adults. So konw that i doesn't necessarily get any easier, but the payoff can be amazing. Sorry for the book, but your post really touched me.

 

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