Friday, December 5, 2008

1st Christmas

Here is a picture of Shay taken for her 1st Christmas.

What I remember about this Christmas...Shay was really sick and on Christmas Eve day I had taken her to the doctor. They gave us some medicine and sent us home. I needed to go to the store to get some lasts minute gifts so my mom stayed home with Shay. I got home and mom was frantic. We didn't have cell phones back then so she could not call me. I had not been gone that long. Shay was running a fever and was having trouble breathing. You could see her chest suck in with each breath. I was so scared. I called the doctors office and spoke with the same doctor we had seen earlier. I told him all I wanted to know was what hospital I should take her to if her fever did not break in the next 30 minutes. He started to say something, but I told him all I wanted to know was which hospital to go to. He told me Childrens and I hung up the phone.

Exactly 30 minutes later the fever broke and as is the way with most kids, you would have never known she was sick. I was so thankful for that moment. It was the first time she scared the crap out of me. There have been others and I am sure there will be more.

The other thing I remember about her first christmas was that I went WAY overboard. I had been buying things over the couple of months before christmas. And with babies their stuff is very inexpensive. By the time I got all the gifts around the tree I was feeling so guilty. I did not realize how much stuff I had gotten. I hope I can find a picture of that tree.


Tracy said...

Love the story of Shay's first Christmas-what a cute baby she was!
My oldest was also sick during her first holiday season-seems we spent the weeks between halloween 1989 until well into January 1990 making bi-weekly dr. visits.
It is hard to watch them be so sick as babies and not be able to tell you what is going on.
Thanks for sharing-it is good to look back they grow up so darn fast!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

She is/was so damn cute!!


Tami said...

She is so adorable. Great first Christmas story.


Tami said...

She is so adorable. Great first Christmas story.


AirmanMom said...

Thanks for sharing this story! Such a pretty baby! It amazes me, as I look into my children's eyes today, I go back to so many though they were yesterday.

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Lisa said...

Isn't it fun to remember back to the early days? Shae was a very pretty baby, I love the picture! I will try to find one of my first Christmas pictures of the kids since you have started the heartstrings to pulling!

Tonjia said...

isnt she just the sweetest little thing! I love her dimples.

Debbie said...

Aww this is precious. Don't we all go overboard on their Christmas's? David was only 4 months his first Christmas and had gazillions of toys LOL!