Saturday, November 14, 2009
Finding a name for our little boy was so important for Jon and I, we searched through almost every boy name out there, or at least it seems like we did. We just felt like none of the names were special enough for our son. The first and middle names we chose are the two names Jon and I had fallen in love with long before we found out that we were having a boy and of his health condition. It feels so good to be able to call him a name other than "him" or "it," this little boy is special and he deserves to have a beautiful name. We named our son Elijah Alexander. We will call him Eli, which means uplifted, and his middle name means warrior, so fitting for such a strong little boy.
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After several ultrasounds and two CVS tests, it was confirmed that our son, Elijah, had Trisomy 13. He had several defects such as extra fingers, cleft palate, no lenses (eyes), enlarged kidneys, two vessel cord, the right side of the heart appeared to be larger than the left, and a few more things. Although Eli had many complications, he was both perfect and beautiful to us. He has opened up our hearts to what love truly means. We were not sure if he would make it to term or through labor. Around 35 weeks it became obvious that Elijah's growth was slowing down. I was induced at 37 weeks, and Elijah Alexander was born at 2:30 am, April 25, 2010, weighing 4 lbs. 15 oz. He was absolutely beautiful. He lived for 12 beautiful hours, and at passed away peacefully at 2:30 pm, April 25, 210.
- I have such an amazing family, I am so blessed. My husband Jon and I have a beautiful daughter named Dylan who is constantly making us smile. We also have a son, Elijah, who has changed our world and touched our hearts. Even though he is an angel now, we will always embrace and celebrate his life.