My baby girl is 6 today!! I cannot believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was staring at her for the first time….time really is flying by too quickly.
Makena was born a few weeks early. She was just 6 pounds….a little thing. She developed RSV at 14 days old and stopped breathing. We rushed her to the hospital and were admitted….during that first night she stopped breathing completely about 20 times. It was unreal.
She got down to around 4 pounds. Needless to say….our little girl was a fighter….and after several days at our local children’s hospital…we were cleared to go home. To say I was terrified is an understatement. During those first few months of her life, both my husband and I slept little to none. One of us hold her all night long…constantly checking to make sure she was breathing.
My girl has always been a fighter….strong. Stronger than her mama on lots of days. I admire how she lets things roll off her back, how she takes risks and the amount of confidence she has.
I feel blessed every single day to be her mom. To watch her grow and enjoy life. Makena has a smile that is contagious and a wicked sense of humor. She makes me laugh daily. She is sweet and kind to her two brothers. Yes…she is sandwiched in between two boys….so she is tough…..
She is opinionated and fierce and has a style all her own. She is a mommy to all babies and asked Santa this year for a sister of her own. She is my trend setter and fashion icon
Makena…..we love you SO much. You bring so much joy and laughter into our lives. I am thankful every single day that you chose me to be your mommy. Here is to the best year yet.
I love you with all of my heart!!!