Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's been a long year and I wanted to give an update on my little guy Idrees. Idrees is doing unbelievably well now. He's still on oxygen at home, but doesn't have any other major issues thank god. I want to put a little of his story here just so that if anyone ever finds themselves or someone close to them in this position they can have some hope and know that it is possible for them to still have a happy healthy child. When I was pregnant with him I had a premature rupture of membranes(PPROM) when I was only 14 weeks along. At first I was expected to have a miscarriage, but it never happened. Then he was not expected to live and I was urged to terminate my pregnancy with him. Although I am pro-choice, personally that is not something I could ever do. So I continued on and kept leaking fluid for the rest of my pregnancy and never reaccumulated any fluid around him. I was never given a shred of hope for his outcome from any doctor. Despite what they said he hung on another whopping 18 weeks after my water broke before being born at almost 32 weeks. He just turned one year old and I have no words that can do justice how I feel about that and him. He is such a joy and blessing in our lives. Here's a picture of him on his first birthday to compare to the one I posted almost a year ago. These are taken by my lovely sister and favorite photgrapher Feda Eid

P.S. I'm taking orders again and I've made some cookies recently so look out for the relaunch of Dream It Up Cookies!
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