Wednesday, December 23, 2015


It's been a busy week. 
Leighton has had a few ups and downs. 
She lost about a pound. 
She was intubated for several days. 
But the days have been seeing positive blessings happen.
She is a sweet little thing. 
And has stolen our hearts. 

Tonight my son sent this picture. 
Do I see a little double chin?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WAIT! Not yet!!!

I received a phone call from Nate yesterday. 
Sara was having contractions. 

Wait! Not yet. 

Not due till February 10!

Then he called an hour later. 

Baby in distress and labor not stopping. 
They are doing a stat C-section. 

My son sounded so alone. My heart was breaking. 

A short time later...

The little warrior princess was born 
Initially she was breathing with a little

During the night she had to be intubated. 
They did a couple of doses of surfactant. 

Grandpa and I decided to brave the horrible roads and drive the 4 hours to be there for a moment with our son and other grands. 

Beside it was Kendrix's birthday. 
We stole the two boys to stay with us in the hotel. 
That was fun. 

Then this morning got to see the little warrior princess. 
Princess Leighton Zella Egan. 

Fight on baby girl. 
Fight on. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Time for moments staring at the tree. 
Time for dipping the chocolates. 
I'm not quite done yet. 
Added a new treat to the arsenal. 
Salted caramels. 

It's a lot of work. 

I'll go back to staring at the tree.