Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary-Claire!

Amazing to think that one year ago today, I was waiting to have a C-Section at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and to welcome our little Mary-Claire.  We knew she had a tough road ahead, but both of us are very positive people and knew that everything would go our way.
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She arrived at 10:13 a.m. and was shortly whisked away to the NICU to await her surgery.  She had strong vitals, so we weren't concerned.  Perhaps the grandparents were most concerned, but we had faith that she would "Play Like a Champion" through her surgery and recovery.
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She was a trouper, and seemed to meet every milestone with ease.  They even let her out of the NICU after 8 days - after cautioning us it would be 3-6 weeks!
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She has thrived since then, and we have had many memorable moments.  She loves her dog, Paddy, and I know they will be great friends for many years.
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She is happy and goes to any one.   Father Bob says he has never met a baby like her, who is at such ease with anyone she meets.
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She will continue to grow and hopefully thrive and meet all her milestones, and we will always call her our little miracle.  Amazing that her dad and I, after meeting in 1986, finally married in 2009, and welcomed her one year ago today on April 6, 2010.
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Everything happens for a reason....
Happy Birthday Mary-Claire McBride Richerson,
If you would like, please click below to witness the miracle of her birth - it's graphic, but it does show you just how far this little girl has come!

Much love from the Real Housewife of Sheboygan County and her awesome Husband


1 comment:

  1. Mary- Clare,
    That last shot? Just too cute for words. Enjoy many more years and milestones to come. It all goes by in a flash.
    Dana

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