Sunday, June 23, 2013


I've been reflecting on my blessings a lot lately.  I have a lot to be thankful for.  Here are a few in no particular order:

  • Katherine
  • Steve
  • my house
  • The Fuzz
  • modern medicine
  • c-sections
  • Katherine's medical team including Dr. Rundquist, Child Health Specialty Clinics, her Early Access service coordinator
  • my church
  • Steve's church
  • my and Steve's extended families
  • our friends
  • books
  • magazines
  • Katherine's premature birth because we have learned so much about how fragile life is and baby development 
    • babies develop the suck-swallow-breathe reflex at 36 gestational weeks just to name one fact we've learned
  • St. Luke's NICU 
    • even the mean NICU doctor because she taught me that I will stand up for what I believe is right for Katherine even if trained professionals don't agree with my point of view
  • my lactation consultants, Nancy and Dena
    • without Nancy's support I wouldn't have a successful breastfeeding relationship with Katherine
    • without Dena's breastfeeding support group, I wouldn't meet other breastfeeding moms
  • Medela
  • Dr. Jones, my OB doctor
  • sunshine
  • green grass
  • my job
  • the lactation room at work
  • silly comedies on TV
  • my education starting with kindergarten and ending with my bachelor's degree.
  • all of the conservation projects our grade school made me do because they made me care about the planet
  • my life
  • every day
Those are just a few of the many things I'm thankful for.