May 12, 2012

B Updates

We went to Brooklyn's post UTI checkup this week. It looks like the doctors were not concerned with her lymph nodes this time, yay! They did want to check to make sure her UTI was gone, but they didn't want to put in a catheter again since she is still semi traumatized from the last visit. They did a bag collection this time. So, they literally used a bag with adhesive, spread her girly parts and stuck the bag to her. Then we put her diaper back on and fed her a shit ton of water and formula (yes not milk. That's a different story!). So, my stubborn little baby waited about 2.5 hours before she actually peed. The doctor had come in just minutes before and said that he was giving her another 10 minutes and then they would have to do the catheter, otherwise they risked the sample being unsterile. Luckily, the preliminary test results showed the UTI to be gone and today's lab results confirmed! I'm one happy momma!

On May 22nd she will go to get an ultrasound to check her kidneys and make sure she has no kidney scarring. If that turns out well, the doctor said he does not want her to do the internal iodine (VUG) test because of the radiation. I'm praying it all comes out normal, because if it doesn't, I don't want her to have that test done AT ALL.

Tomorrow will be my second Mother's Day! Last year Brooklyn was 1 month old on Mother's Day! She was such a tiny little thing. Today she was crawling all over the house and walking with her walking toys. We went to lunch at Portillo's and she made me share my chopped salad with her. Oh the fun of being a mom ;) Tomorrow I will be enjoying every minute of her!

On Mother's Day I always think about all of those who suffer from infertility and want a baby. Mother's Day was always very, very hard for me when I was trying to have my own baby. I remember wondering if I would ever get to be a mother to someone. Those days still hurt.

A girl friend sent this to me today. She said her sister-in-law framed it for her for Mother's Day. It made me cry.

A child preparing to be born asked God, 
“They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” 

God answered, “Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” 

The child paused and again addressed God. “But tell me, here in Heaven, I don’t do anything else but sing and smile, that’s enough for me to be happy.” 

“Your angel will sing for you and also smile for you every day and you will feel your angel’s love and be happy,” God replied. 

“Oh,” the child said, “and how am I going to be able to understand the language that men speak?” And then, glancing at God the child asked, “What am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” 

God softly touched the child on the head and said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” 

The child then asked, “I have heard that on earth there is evil. Who will protect me?” 

“Ah,” God answered, “your angel will defend you even if it means risking her own life.” 

“But, I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” 

“Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.” God said. 

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard, and the child in a hurry asked softly, “Oh, God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.” 

Sweetly, God looked at the child and whispered, “Your angel’s name is of no importance. You will simply call her MOM.” ~ Author Unknown ~

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. For those waiting and wanting to be mothers, my thoughts are with you tomorrow. When your day comes, I promise it'll be worth the wait.

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