3 days after my last post, more than a year ago, my husband and I got some fairly awful news. Our second baby boy was diagnosed at 17 weeks gestation with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and was given a 50% chance of survival. The remainder of my pregnancy became a whirlwind of specialist appointments, hospital visits, and prayers.
Parker was born on May 18, 2012. He spent 90 days in the NICU at Egleston in Atlanta. It was the hardest time of our lives-- having a three year old at home and a newborn on life support 40 minutes away was, to put it mildly, stressful. Through sheer stubbornness on his part, the genius of his medical team, and the neverending graces of God, Parker came home on August 19.
I have a family blog detailing our journey, if you'd like to read it. You can CLICK HERE to visit.
In pastry related news, I have been slowly getting back into the swing of things. I have done a few cakes over the past few months, and I am very pleased to be solidly booked for the rest of this month and most of March.
Love my Loulu's fans! :-)
Some recent work:
Bridal shower cupcakes
7th Birthday Peace Signs
Oregon Ducks Fan
Atlanta Falcons First Birthday
Cross Country Team Banquet
Youth Football Banquet