On Friday your daddy felt you kick for the first time. I think that moment may have been one of the most memorable moments of both of our lives. You are moving more than ever, and that is what I am thankful for this holiday season. Every time you move everything else stops. I forget about the fact that I'm exhausted, that I'm in physical and emotional pain everyday, and most importantly that you are not healthy.When I feel a little kick, nothing else matters. I am thankful for every little toss and turn you make because it means that you are alive and staying strong. So feel free to kick my bladder or dangle from my ribs, because nothing makes me happier than feeling my precious little boy.
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.