This sweet cherry pink sleeve belonged to my Baby Bee.
To know how very precious our girl is to us you need to know a little about how she came into this world.
Baby Bee was a preemie. She came into our world at 32 weeks, 3 lb. 5 oz. and as tiny as a doll baby. I had something called HELLP syndrome which is a bit complicated, but my doctor described it as the worst kind of toxemia you could possibly get. One day I was teaching my sixth grade class and the next day I was having an emergency c-section.
Baby Bee spent 11 days in the NICU and 8 days on the main floor before she could come home. She never had to be given oxygen. She just needed to gain weight and maintain her temperature.
While she was in the hospital they detected a hearing problem. So at 6 months she had extensive testing done and she had no hearing loss.
Because she was a preemie, we also went to a developmental pediatric specialist for the first three years of her life. They told us she would probably have difficulties in school. Yesterday she received two gold medals (for the second year in a row) for scoring advanced on her California State Tests.
Our girl is strong.
Our girl is kind.
Our girl is smart.
Our girl is even more beautiful on the inside than the outside.
Our girl loves pink.
What more can you ask for?
(And boy was she cute and adorable when she fit in this dress. She wore it when she was about 2. I found it when we were cleaning out her closet and I have recently hung it in our bedroom.)
Our Baby Bee's story also reminds me of the power of prayer. So many people prayed for her and this gave us so much comfort and inspiration.
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