Annelise is five months old today. I cannot believe that its been that long! The time seems to have flown by. Five months ago she was this tiny 7 lb 6 oz bundle in the NICU with tubes in her nose and an IV in her arm. She was so helpless. Now, she's almost 15 lbs and out to be a big girl!
The last 5 months have been both the best and most challenging months of my life. Learning to be a parent is difficult. There are no right answers, no one to tell you what to do when it gets hard. Becoming a mother has shaped my life in ways I never could have imagined.
When I look back to my life before Annelise, I really can't imagine it. These past few years of my life have been truely wonderful. Despite losing my mom 5.5 years ago, I have had a life full of wonderful people and many blessings. But she has added a whole new dimension of happiness. Looking into that smiling face every morning breaks my heart with happiness. Seeing Troy become such a wonderful father makes me love him more than ever. We are so blessed to have our little family.