Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy 1st birthday!!!!

Wow. This year has gone by fast!!! A year ago I started having contractions in the morning, got a really high fever. By 10am, I called the hospital to get some advise, by 10:30 my  water broke. 11am rushed to hospital with the ambulance, then the terrible time, waiting for the test results, discussions with 3 different doctors if we should wait (I really wanted another natural birth) induce, or have the caesarian, if i should be transferred to a different hospital because of the bad test results then the decision. At 14:56 Michi was delivered by emergency caesarian. I was only able to see him for a short moment, then he was rushed away for the tests - luckily DH stayed with him the entire time, but the next 3 hours while I was sown back together and put in the recovery room seemed like an eternity. 

Then the relief: the decision was the right one and baby was fine. I was put on heavy antibiotics but the baby was healthy! (After I came home, I read up on the internet and got really scared. Had the doctor not acted so quickly, Michi could have died or be severely handicapped.)

At 6:30, my sister and her family brought Sarah to the hospital to see her little brother. 

Then at 10pm when everything was quiet, I just laid there, admiring my little miracle. 

And now, a year later: He has been running (not walking) for 2 months, has 8 teeth, uses 6 different signs of the baby sign language, climbs up everywhere and is the cheekiest rascal a mom could wish for. Yesterday, while I baked the cake for his birthday,  he stole my oven mittens and thought it was really funny running around with them.

I pre-made this layout using the My Minds Eye kit. I bought it here at SCRAP ME. 

This layout is based on a sketch by "let's get sketchy!"

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. What an awesome story! So glad everything worked out! Happy Birthday to him! What adorable photos and I love your layout! You did an amazing job with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  2. Happy birthday to your sweet boy!!! What a story!! With a great ending. :) This year has just flown by!!! It has been fun watching him grow through your blog. So, thank you for sharing. LOVE his birthday page!!!

  3. 1 years old already!!! Really!!??? Wow, how time flies. Seems like it was only yesterday that I was praying for you and the baby!!...Happy birthday sweet Michael...May all of your dreams come true!! Beautiful layout Elizabeth!!

  4. How sweet! He has gotten so big!

  5. Wünsche Michi alles Gute zum Geburtstag, wie sich sehe hattet ihr ein schönes Fest. Wie schnell die Zeit vergeht sehe ich auch bei meiner kl.Enkelin.
    Für das "Neue Jahr" wünsche ich euch Glück und Gesundheit.
    Mit ganz lieben Grüßen

  6. those photos are darling and your layout is fantastic! thanks for joining us at lgs!

  7. happy birthday to your son! what an amazing story.

  8. What a touching story. They grow fast! I love the pp's you chose for his special day! Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us this week at LGS!

  9. What a super fun event to scrap! Great way to make use of the sketch. Happy B'day to your little one.

  10. Thank you for sharung such a beautiful story and LO with us at LGS.