At 26 gestational weeks, after an amniocentesis and genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism.

Now 8 years old, our son Kai is happy, healthy, and enjoying life.

The purpose of this blog is to lend support and encouragement to others in similar situations and to share the tremendous experiences we've had and will continue to have as we raise our little, little boy.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

This year my greatest accomplishment was creating a human being.  Here I am, still in the creation stage.  36.5 weeks with baby #4.  

Then, at 11 PM on Saturday, November 10, my water broke.  
NINE LONG HOURS LATER, this little man was placed in my arms:
Grey Carlos Rivas
November 11, 2011
9:38 AM
6 lbs 11 oz
20 inches
blue eyes, dark hair

He was a sweet, tiny little thing.

First my sister came.  I didn't take any pictures because I don't like her very much.
Just kidding.
Carrie, why didn't we take more pictures???  People, I love my sister Carrie.  She and I have so much fun together.  I'm sad that we only got to keep her for a week.  

She left and John's mom, Elizabeth came.  I am a truly blessed lady because I have a fabulous mother-in-law.  She is funny and sweet and a joy to be around.  Both my boys just love their 'Mama Ani'!!

After Mama Ani left, my mom came. It was sooo nice to have her come visit.  A girl needs her mom.  I wish she would move next door.  Truly, I do.

 Just in case you missed the look my little Hailey Kate is giving the camera, here it is close up:
She was so over having her picture taken.  I love that girl!

My mom and me

Baby Grey, one month old