Monday, January 2, 2012

"Bee"-ography Monday







Our first bee-ography of the new year comes from our little bee Hayden's, daddy Jason. Thanks for sharing her with us:




Well Whitney was 5 almost 6 months pregnant when we found out about Hayden's condition. The doctors told us a little about it, but not too much. When we found out we were dumb-founded and didn't know what to do. 



As months went by we worried more and more on what was going to happen when she was born. Right before she was born one of the drs that we had seen about her condition come in and wanted to know how things where going and then said that he didn't think she was going to live past birth. 


Finally on December 29, 2009 my daughter Hayden Nicole Porter was worn at 12:16pm and weighed 7lbs 13oz and 19 1/2 ins long. Everything with the pregnancy went well and there were no complications. 


After we got home everything was still good. After a month or 2 we were in and out of the hospital until we had her surgery for her shunt placement She pulled through it and has been doing really well since.


At 2 years old now, she's our gift from God and I'm thankful that she's here with us every day.


She enjoys watching tv and playing with her toys, she loves to go outside and to eat. She eats orally, oatmeal and some normal food. She has learned alot of things the drs said she wouldn't do.



Since mommies always know the details, here is a little more details from Hayden's journey courtesy of her mommy Whitney:

" Actually I was preclamptic when I had her. She had her shunt surgery at 2 weeks and started having seizures at 4 months. However, we have been able to control the seizures with medicines and so far the only times that she has them is when she gets sick or stressed out due to pain or being over-tired. Other than that she can walk and sit up with little support and can say a few words. She has her own way of communication and has slowly learned more words. Development has been slow but progressive. Unlike what the doctors said she does have a personality and can recognize people and places. So all in all, you do not want to listen to what the doctors say one hundred percent. Hayden has gone against just about everything they have said about her development and that is with the help of just a weekly visit from the physical therapist and including her in just about everything we do."


"I just want other parents with children with this condition whether they are single parents like myself, young parents, or just your everyday family to know that it might be stressful but there is still hope. Hayden might not be able to understand how to play with toys on her own, but she loves to be played with and loves to be able to stand up and move and she understands and learns way more than any doctors would ever say. And for those families that are in Florida I highly recommend the Wolfson/Nemour children hospital in Jacksonville."

3 comments:

  1. SHE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE. I AM SO GLAD WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING AROUND HER. SHE IS A BLESSING AND SHE IS SUCH A HAPPY LITTLE GIRL.HAYDEN WE LOVE YOU!!!!

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  2. Joyce Baldwin-MatulewiczJanuary 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Praise God for touching lives through this beautiful gift of Hayden, what a great blessing from above. I know her Grandma loves her more than words could say. Thank you God for Your great blessings of such a special child. There is a song that must have been sent straight from God for this child, it's called "Blessings" by Laura Story

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  3. Our beautiful little angel Hayden... God has blessed us with her we Love her so much, she had touched so many lives since she has became a part of our family. We Love you Hayden Grandma & Poppa Polzin

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