Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts

I have always loved Thanksgiving, it is one of my favorite holidays. I love Fall with leaves changing and the smell of Winter looming in the air. It's not just the food that goes with Thanksgiving that I love, I love the time of reflection that the holiday brings. This year is probably the most meaningful Thanksgiving that I have ever experienced, because I could not even start to describe how thankful I am for my beautiful baby girls.

Last year at this time, Josh and I were given a big scare as we went to the doctor for my weekly check-up. The doctor was doing ultrasounds at every visit because it was the only way that he could monitor the growth of both babies. At that visit, they saw that Baby B (Lyla) had barely grown and that both babies were actually very small for their gestational age. He preliminarily diagnosed them with IUGR (Intra-Uterine Growth Restriction), but was not ready to deliver yet because they were showing no signs of distress. He put me on "couch-potato rest" (his words, not mine), and made me an appointment with the high risk doctor for December 2nd. I had never been so terrified in my life. We had been so thankful that I had made it to 35+ weeks (at that time) and I never imagined that something would go wrong. (To avoid any suspense...Lexi and Lyla were born healthy at 36 weeks and 4 days and needed no NICU time)

Reflecting on what was going on in my life last year, I can not help but feel incredibly thankful and blessed to be planning a delicious Thanksgiving meal with my parents and Josh's parents. I am so thankful that I will get to watch Lexi and Lyla try all sorts of new foods tomorrow at their first Thanksgiving meal. What a wonderful year it has been, with so much to be thankful for.


  1. Cecilia,,,,that was a most beautiful posting. I am thankful to G-d everyday for you, my baby, and thankful for having 2 happy and healthy grand-babies.
    I love you all,