One year ago today around 3:00pm, I was told I needed to have an emergency C-Section. By 5:43pm, Emerson Neal Pounds entered the world crying. What an amazing feeling it was hearing him cry after our doctors had told us they didn’t know what state he would be in. Hearing that first cry, my husband and I began to cry and I breathed a sigh of relief.
Little did I know that he would spend 191 days in the hospital. I remember thinking “will I ever get to take my baby home” and the days of completely breaking down into tears because I didn’t know what to do. I feel beyond blessed to be sitting here a year later looking at my son (at home) and wondering how time went by so fast. Living in the hospital for those 6 months felt like an eternity, but little did we know time was slipping right by.
Jeff and I are so proud of Emerson and how he is thriving at home. We couldn’t have given him a better name as he is constantly proving the “Brave & Powerful Champion” that he is.
With how special today is, I thought it would be nice to share a few photos of our journey. Enjoy, and please vote for Emerson Pounds to be in the High Risk Hope Calendar Contest: https://www.highriskhope.org/contests/2018-hrh-calendar-baby-contest/