7 years ago today we welcomed our itty bitty little Ladybug into the world. She was born at 03:56 and in true Ladybug fashion – made a very grand entrance after a very long labour. Knowing her now I wouldn’t expect anything less as she LOVES being the centre of attention, just as every princess should.
At the time we didn’t have a diagnosis, and were told that the chances of her surviving the first year were beyond low. None of that mattered. We had our sweet tenacious baby girl and our life, although atypical for many new parents, was perfect.
Today we celebrate Ladybugs 7th birthday. In the past 7 years she has taught me patience, strength, courage, and perseverance. Everyday brings forth a new struggle, but everyday she takes those challenges and kicks a**! She is doing amazing in school, and has even started to take steps in her gait trainer. Ladybug adores her little brothers, and often smiles and laughs when they play together.
Happy 7th Birthday Beautiful!