Mommy's Letter to William Ethan Morgan

My dear sweet baby Will,

I loved you before you were even conceived.  I will never forget the moment I knew you were growing in my belly.  I was singing and dancing and could not wait to share the news.  I thanked God for you every day and focused on loving every moment that we had to share.  My heart grew over the past 10 months to allow me to experience a love that I never knew possible.  Each day my love for God grew because of the miracle he allowed us to share.  I had more love for your father who cared for the two of us with more dedication and concern than I had ever seen.  I had more love for you who brought more joy into my life than I ever knew possible.  Yes the past 10 months have been the best 10 months of my life.

I know that you are with God today.  I may not understand his plan but I do know that if he needed someone full of love he choose the right boy to help him.  Your daddy and I love you so dearly but that is just the beginning.  You have grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and even perfect strangers who have been moved by your journey.  You, my sweet precious William, have in your short little life been loved more than many who have very long lives.  You have inspired so many of us to be better people and to make the most of the lives and our physical health that we sometimes take for granted.   We are so very proud of you.

I am your mommy and you are my son - the son that I prayed for and loved while you were here on earth.  I know that I will long to have you in my arms until the day I see you in heaven.  Until then, I must accept that you are with God in a much better place.   As hard as we tried to keep you to ourselves it looks like God too knew that you were an amazing person even before you were born.

Daddy and I will always love you.  

Hugs and Kisses,


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today's Checkup (and a few Photos).

Another great checkup for Will... today we learned a couple of new things:

1) Will's amniotic fluid continues to fall, down to a measurement of "26". This is good, showing he is regulating his environment. For your background, a measurement of "22" is normal, but Will has been registering from "30" to "33" on his past visits. Less is better. :-)

2) We visited the NICU and learned that upon Will's delivery, he will be incredibly sensitive to stimulation (visual and audible), so all/any visitors will not be able to even whisper around him. We also learned the nature of how critical the first 7-14 days are in his recovery

3) No cell phones are allowed in the NICU... we will be available through a land-line in the NICU treatment room. However, WIFI is available so we should be able to keep our blog updated on our progress.

4) We are running a marathon here - not a sprint. Even though Heather and I both knew we are facing a 3-4 month initial fight - seeing the babies in the NICU hammered home the reality of the situation and we are so fortunate to be blessed to have this level of care.

One more thing... in case you are counting, Will received yet another "perfect 10" on his diagnostics today.

Heather getting ready for her ultra-sound.

As a REAL treat, Beth Golden, a personal colleague of Heather's drove up and met us for lunch at Potbelly's after our appointment. Yumm. (Baby William loves Potbelly's.)


Aep said...

Just wanted to say that will keep you guys in our prayers on the days to come. I know this is a scary time but it sure sounds that baby William is a fighter already!!
Ana and Marco

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

So glad to hear checkups are going well. Keep it up Baby Will! Praying for you all!

The Millers

Missy said...

I'm so happy to hear of the great progress that Baby William is making! I'm sure he already knows how blessed he is to have the two of you as parents! :)

Love you guys,

Amy AKA "Baba" said...

Our daughter Liviana was born on January 18th. I look forward to following your journey. I am sending thoughts and prayers your way.