feeling so blessed


Yesterday we went to the Pediatric Specialist office for a chat about Tate's kidneys.
We learned quickly after his birth that, believe it or not, his heart wasn't really much of a concern.
They were choosing to be a little more cautious about his kidneys, though.
Not that anything too serious could come from having his funky kidneys, but they wanted to assess the risk of frequent infections and see if his bad kidney needed to be "replumbed" to his bladder.
We had run a procedure at the Children's Hospital the day before and now got to hear the results.
We were thrilled to hear that there is no need for surgery.
True to form, his kidney is odd but working fine.
And the oddities should go away as he grows.

It was a good day for us.
It was essentially the last appointment to really check on his anatomy and make sure there was nothing to worry about.
We were never too concerned about his health during pregnancy, but like any parent, you would want to know that everything checks out just fine with your little bundle of joy.

I left the office feeling so blessed.
There are many people who don't get good news when trying to have babies, while pregnant with babies, or when holding their babies for the first time.
Even though each defect he has could have been serious if it had been bigger, they managed to stay just the right size to not affect him.
He was perfectly pink when he was born.
He had hardly any jaundice.
He nurses like a champ.
PLUS he is now tipping the scale at 8 lbs 12 oz {keep in mind that one week ago he was 7 lbs 9 oz...}.
 Each doctor tells us that his is just an odd but very healthy little guy, but we will take odd over sick anyday!
I am so grateful to be a mother.
There is nothing else in this world that brings me greater joy.
 {well, maybe when Tyrel telling me he likes my cooking ;)}
Each time Kemry yells, "Mama! I tooted!" or "Great job, Mama! You did good!", my heart just explodes.
And now I have this sweet little guy who fusses and fusses until I hold him, instantly calming him down.
Even though both kids were up last night, only getting about 4 hours of sleep myself, eating breakfast at 11:00 this morning, and typing this in my smelly pajamas, I still really like this gig.

Now, if you will excuse me.
Kemry just informed me that daddy is sleeping and wants me to come tickle him with her :)

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