Let’s start with Glo. When I first started dating Dew, he told me that he was sure that he had a daughter that he had never met. He was told that she wasn’t his but in his heart he knew she was. He was uneasy about contacting her because he wasn’t sure what she had been told. When Glo was 22 she sent Dew a Facebook friend request. Within a couple of months she was visiting with us for a week. A month later she was back for a surprise week visit. Since then she has been in our lives. She is absolutely gorgeous and smart. She has a musical talent that is out of this world (like her Dad). Last year we traveled to South Florida to attend her wedding. We felt so accepted by her family and friends. Bub and Nan completely love their big sister and she has been a blessing to our family. We love you GLO!
Bub was born in 1997, 6 weeks early. He weighed in at 3lbs 14oz. He was the smallest thing I had ever seen. I was very scared and did not know anyone that had a preemie therefore I had no one to turn to, no one to ask if my baby was going to live or die. He was in the newborn intensive care unit until he weighed 4lbs 8oz which was exactly 6 weeks later. He came home on his due date wearing an apnea monitor to make sure he kept breathing while he slept. Bub had a few health problems that he ended up growing out of. He is now 15 years old and is taller than me and will be taller than Dew. He is a gamer and is so hysterical. He makes us laugh daily.
Nan was born in 2001, 8 weeks early. She weighed in at 2lbs 3oz. I only thought Bub was small. She was so tiny! This time around I felt more comfortable. I understood how things worked in the NICU and knew the terminology the doctors and nurses used. Even with that, I was still scared. It is a painful thing to go through. It is amazing hard to get discharged from the hospital and leave your baby there. Nan is now 11 years old. She is completely beautiful. She has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound but she doesn’t let that hold her back much. She did get the love of sleep from me. On a weekend or when school is out, it is nothing for her to sleep until noon. Sometimes she will look at me all sleepy-eyed and say “Let’s take a nap Mom”. I LOVE IT because I am always game!
So, that’s our kids and you can bet they keep me busy.