Today Mason and Mya turned one! It brought back so many wonderful and really difficult memories. It seems like just yesterday we were waiting in anticipation for their arrival. Asking ourselves questions like, "Can we do this?", and "What will two babies be like?" On January 20th they were born, but things didn't go like we had hoped, prayed or expected. Mason was born happy and health...WooHoo! Mya on the other hand was born breach, stuck...really stuck, with no place for a c-section in the amount of time the doctors had to get her out (that is a whole other story). Fortunately she lived through the experience but she had a fractured femur, hip issues, MAJOR bruising (which later caused jaundice), and very low muscle tone. She wasn't moving her arms or even swallowing. She spent a day or so in the Silverton Hospital Nursery before being transported to the NICU at Emanuel Hospital. Ryan, Mason and I joined her in Portland while Logan stayed home with Grammy (he had croupe). She spent 9 days there before coming home, and is still in therapy to this day. She is making progress and I believe that God is restoring her physical body. The last year has been soooooo crazy, and busy. Mason and Mya are amazing blessings and add so much to our family. I wouldn't go back one year in time for anything in the world. All the unknowns and sleepness nights were more than I could bear again. We are so grateful for our precious babies--precious blessings--Mason Gregory and Mya Elizabeth! Happy birthday Bennett babies.
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