Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I feel so bad that I haven't been updating this blog. I haven't even taken a belly picture for a few weeks. I think this has to do with the news that we heard at my last ultrasound. It is so hard for me to think about what is going on with Elijah. I used to picture him in my mind as I fell asleep at night, and now I don't even want to have the image of how he really looks in my mind. Does this mean I love him any less? I don't think so.I still picture how he would look without all of his defects, and this is the image I want to keep in my mind. I have an appointment tomorrow to start going over my birth plan for when he arrives. We still have no idea when we will meet Eli and whether or not he will be alive when we do, and this is absolutely killing me. I hope to update more often, and will try and take another belly picture soon, I think in the future I will want all of these keepsakes.
Posted by LC at 9:34 AM
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.