Friday, August 27, 2010

My Sweet Cherry Pink Bundle of Inspiration

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. 

Today we are sharing our pink stories of inspiration at

Pink Saturday.

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  1. Oh...your Baby Bee sounds very Special. Thank you so much for sharing your story and letting us know just how Special she is.
    You started her out in just the right fashion..."Cherries"! The world will be a better place because of your Baby Bee.

  2. Answered prayer for sure!! I love it when God sets the Dr's He is the healer!!

    Love that cute dress!!I would frame it..just

    Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. Hello there - I am so glad all is well with your sweet Baby Bee.
    We have so many things in life to be thankful for - today, I am thankful for everything God has blessed me with - I appreciate you sharing this story and helping with the Miracle party - what a delight,

  4. thank you for sharing about baby bee being a wee preemie. It was a touching post and I LOVE the dress. Here is my post on my baby's dress, she was 5 1/2 weeks premature...

    I know just what you went through. My little girl had to stay in the hospital for some time too! They said she may have complications & possible brain damage....She is none of it! She is a healthy girl with no complications. Our girl's beat the odds!!!! Blessings to you and yours this weekend! Mica

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sure Baby Bee is doing so well due to her loving parents! Congratulations Baby Bee!!

  6. Wow, that's quite a story! Prayer is a powerful thing.

  7. Baby Bee! What a joy! Thank-you for sharing this story!

    Miracle's BEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad you are on the team--I am grateful!

    love, kelee

  8. What a sweet story about your Baby Bee. My son was also a preemie (27 weeks and 2 lb.s 12 oz.) He spent two months in the NICU. Now he is an 18 year olds and writing his own songs and music. Definitely defying the odds. Our doctor gave us a 2% chance that he would be a "viable" baby. Just goes to show that doctors don't always know everything!

  9. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. My Chickie's initials are BEE so I always think of her when I read your blog!

  10. So cool to hear about your miraculous baby bee!

  11. That is some beautiful blogging you have today! You are wonderfully blessed with Baby Bee!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!

  12. What a very special story! You are so blessed to have such a sweet girl!

  13. Your sweet Baby Bee is a little miracle! I love stories that prove the experts wrong. I'm a bit of a rebel like that.:)
    PS I adore your border!

  14. Thank you for sharing Baby Bee's story! The little dress is precious. I have every dress I made my girls when they were little.

  15. Such a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it. Happy belated Pink Day.

  16. Isn't that the cutest little dress! I bet she looked adorable in it.

  17. I always love to hear stories of preemies that have done well. And I have to say that I am loving your border. Very cute!


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