Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Birthday Mac!

Today is my baby's birthday. Okay, so he isn't much of a baby anymore since he is turning 8 today. I can't believe he is 8 years old today. When he was born he was 2 1/2 months early. He weighted 2 pounds 14 ounces and was 14 inches long. I had several problems with my pregnancy and was on complete bed rest the entire pregnancy. Try doing that with a 3 year old and a 4 year old running around the house!

The odds of Mac being born alive let alone having a normal life were definitely stacked against us. The doctors honestly thought that if he did survive the birth that he would be severely handicapped. Just a small list of problems he had were Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, a grade 4 brain bleed, and slight Cerebral Palsy. We have been extremely blessed and Mac has overcome all of the initial problems.

Fast forward 8 years later and he is as healthy and energetic as any other boy his age. We were warned of that he could have some learning disabilities from his brain bleed. We have noticed that he has some problems in Math and Reading but I honestly can't say that it is a learning disability. I think it is more that he just doesn't like those subjects.

Yesterday evening I finished stitching Cathymk's piece for her birthday. I even found some fabric in my stash that will go perfect with it! Now, I have to figure out how I want to finish it for her. I also started on the Easter Exchange for Becky. Unfortunately, I can't show any pictures until they are received.

Happy Birthday Mac!!

9 comments:

Shannon L. said...

Wow. Happy Birthday Mac ! :)

Lili said...

Happy birthday to Mac!
Take care!

Bastet said...

Happy Birthday Mac and for pulling through with all the doctors said you couldn't.

Jenna said...

That is quite a story about your birth, Mr. Mac. Have a wonderful 8th birthday!

Mylene said...

Wish you a happy happy birthday, Mac. Enjoy!!!

Von said...

I'm so glad that Mac is a healthy, happy boy today!! Happy birthday, Mac!!

Renee said...

I remember the first time I held Mac. I can't believe he is 8 years old today! Happy Birthday Bud! ~Aunt Renée~ :)

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday, Mac! You are born in the same year as my son who will be turning 8 in Nov 06!

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