Lydia did great during the party. She slept almost the entire time and only had one or two little seizures until the end of her party when she had a bunch and did a lot of screaming. Thankfully, most people had left by then.
It was an amazing night and we had so much fun. Thanks to everyone who came. It meant so much to us to have our girl surrounded by people who love her, even though she slept through everything. It was a wonderful celebration of her life and made me happier than I can say.
Here are some pictures!
We made birthday cookies in the shape of flowers and butterflies. Thanks to Lisa and Fran for helping decorate!
Lydia's Great-Aunt Carol got to meet Lydia and hold her for the first time! We were so happy she could come from Florida for the party!
Lydia had lots of friend who were excited to see her! Linnea and her sisters Lexi and Lillian came, and Linnea and Lexi made her beautiful birthday cards!
Instead, we asked people to bring books to donate to the organization called Brady's Smile They provide comfort bags (full of books, snacks, etc) for families in the NICU's or PICU's all around CT, NY, NJ, MA, VA and PA. They are also working to start a children's library in a local hospital.
Thank you so much to everyone who brought books (many multiple books!) to help make families in unfortunate situations feel a little more normal by reading books to their kids. If you're interested in donating books, other items, or money to this wonderful organization, check out their website for info.
Yesterday was a day to be thankful for. A day to praise God for. We give Him all the glory for this most wonderful of days.