Friday, November 05, 2010


Thankful, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

Credits: Layered template (September 2010, Template Challenge) by Aimee Harrison (Girlboheme Studio), Bracketed Sentiments by Katie Pertiet and January Love by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is Segoe Print.
Journalling reads: Having two premature babies before Logan gave us a different perception of what a “normal” birth experience was. We were prepared for him to be born early, to be tiny and to be rushed straight to special care. Then he surprised us all he wasn’t anywhere near as small as we had expected he seemed to have nothing wrong with him and for the first time, our baby was handed to us for cuddles, not only in the ambulance on the way to hospital but once we got there too. He was even allowed to stay with me and come up onto the ward. Lukas got to come and visit with Nan, Lisa and Ella and to be honest it seemed a little bit too good to be true. None of us realised how thankful we would end up being for these photos, when our “normal” again got ripped out from under us. Logan went to special care for a blood test and ended up being admitted. It seems stupid but this was our hardest special care stay, he didn’t look sick like Lukas and Leo had. He didn’t need help breathing or staying warm. Special care’s rules meant that Lukas wasn’t allowed to visit and it was so difficult balancing the desire to be with Logan and the need to care for Lukas especially since we had no help. It was 13 long days before we were finally able to start being a real family, and bring Logan home.

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