The Story of Emmie-Rose

This is the story of a little girl that came into this world way ahead of schedule. Now fighting day by day until she can be home with her family. This is Emmie's story. From 23 weeks old on...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Mar 6, 2007 - Start of spring in 14 days.

Only 14 days left until the start of spring!

I’m hoping the groundhog was right and that the warm weather is on its way soon.

Everyone is doing well. We have made it thru Z’s, M’s and B’s birthdays as well as Stephanie’s. I’m the exception to every rule in our house with a birthday in October.

I want to thank everyone that keeps checking in to see how things are going. Its pretty amazing the number of hits a week we receive to this site.

For all our new readers, Welcome!
This site started out as a way to tell our family how things were going with the birth of our new baby Emmie-Rose. I was home watching our other children while my wife was at the hospital. After taking so many phone calls I was like, there has got to be a better way to get the word out.
I’m in the IT field so a blog made perfect sense.

What started out as a family web site has grown into something amazing.

What has been going on?
We went a few weeks ago and picked out and ordered Emmie-Roses headstone. Sometime in the spring/early summer it should be in place.

I was talking with my instructor at school this week about everything that’s been going on so far and he was like, “I can’t imagine everything your family has been thru. You have certainly changed from all you have been thru. You’re not the same person I interviewed at the beginning of last year.”
I was kind of taken back a step by that.

Stephanie and I are trying hard to hold strong. There really has not been any closure yet with everything going on at Uncle Steve’s office. I’m normally a brain stormer, someone always dreaming up new programs or solutions for IT problems. Anymore it’s like I was hit by a ton of bricks and I don’t seem to have the energy and enthusiasm I once had. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been cooped up in the house all winter and need to run around in some warm weather.
Maybe I just miss the fact that my child would be 8 months old this month.
I can picture her playing with her brother and sisters. Each of them taking turns pushing her around in a stroller, like they do with their dolls now.
B still walks around the house with his hands in front of him saying
“I ‘m holding Emmie-Rose, give her a kiss Mommy and Daddy”
Her love still lives on as demonstrated by our 3 year old. She touched so many different hearts in so many ways.

Our hearts and love go out to all the families with children born before their due dates.

3 Comments:

  • At 3/13/2007 11:15:00 AM, Blogger munkeesmama said…

    Hugs, I know I still check quite often. I can't even begin to imagine your pain. Off topic: I'm creating a montage to help support our team for the March of Dimes walkamerica. I'd like to include photos of preemies both living and of those who have passed on with their names, gestation and birthweight. I immediately thought of Emmie-Rose and was wondering If I could have permission to use a picture of hers? Please email me at elaina@stanfordfam.com with her stats and a picture you'd like used. Thanks. And my prayers are still with you.

     
  • At 3/14/2007 06:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    DEAR MUNKEEMAMA-

    WE ARE SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND WELL WISHES!!

    GOD HAS REALLY BLESSED US ALL AND GIVEN US A SWEET PEACE ABOUT EMMIE-ROSE AND HER GANKE.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE MARCH OF DIMES. I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU AND YOURS WELL AND HAPPY!!

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS AND PEACE-

    PAM BRENDTKE (NANA TO 5 THAT RUN AND 1 WHO FLIES-J, Z, A, M, B, AND SWEET EMMIE-ROSE)

     
  • At 3/17/2007 09:54:00 PM, Blogger munkeesmama said…

    Thanks Pam! Can I use a pic of her on my video? I don't want to do it if you're not comfortable with that :)

     

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