Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Maryam is two years old

I get emotional around Maryam's birthday, I know its lame, but I can't help it. I also get crazy around Maryam's "release date" too. I can't pinpoint exactly why those particular dates get me all worked up, but they do. I kind of got emotional around her due date too, but not like her birthday....CRAZY Mommy. Well, now that her birthday has come and gone, I feel more at ease writing about it. The day Maryam was born was pretty traumatic, probably not much more than any other birth of any other baby on the planet, except for the fact that it happened 15 weeks earlier than it should. And really, the actual birth part was fine, it was the 5 months that followed that really took a toll. You can read all about that day here.

Maryam has come so far from that day. She's a very happy, healthy two year old toddler! She LOVES books, animals and Elmo. She has done more than anyone dreamed possible. I'm very grateful for her. Maryam is an amazing little girl that discovers something new everyday! I couldn't be more proud of my little punkin. She is my gift from God and who am I to question him?
I wanted to show you some pictures of development. These first few pictures are from the day she was born....

And here are some pictures of Maryam when she was one year old....

Now Maryam at two years old....perfect.
Could we be any luckier? Nope, I don't think so.

1 comment:

susanh929 said...

Yeah Maryam!! Jennifer, you gave me goosebumps reading that. I felt the same way on McKenzie's bday, but M has been through so much and is doing awesome!