Laura was born on September 21, 2006 at 2:58am. She weighed 5 lbs 12oz and 19in long. She was so petite and carries that trait even today.
Israel and I tried on and off for about 6 months to get pregnant. Then it happened. I was sick of taking pregnancy tests, but one morning in February, Israel talked me into testing. Sure enough - there was a plus sign. Having cerebral palsy didn't affect the pregnancy really, but I had major morning sickness most of it. Plus my arms were swollen and very sore.
In June 2006, we found out I was having a girl! We both knew it and very excited! I got pink everything. We named her Laura Therese. Laura because it is not a common name but strong and Therese after St. Therese the Little Flower.
Laura came into the world at 37 weeks. I planned to have her vaginally but the csection was a better route. When I saw her, I was in awe how beautiful and perfect she was.
Laura is very smart - almost too smart sometimes for her own good. She is a very good kid, and I hear how polite she is from others. Laura just turned two when I met Jeff. Today she calls him Dad, but she knows all about Israel. She has two Dads - one here and one in Heaven.