I had an NST last Tuesday and an Ultrasound on Friday. No big changes with Eli, but he sure is active! Whenever he moves you can see his hand or his foot from the outside, sometimes my belly looks lopsided when he's all curled up on one side, it's kind of funny watching my bump move around like that. He now weighs about 2lbs 8oz and is in the 17th percentile, which is great! I will continue to go the hospital twice a week, once to have an NST and another time to have an ultrasound or meet with my OB.
I can't believe I will be full-term in seven weeks. I've had Eli on my mind constantly, and it has become harder for me to think about what is ahead of me. I've been working on his playlist, and put a few of the songs on here for you to listen to. I know I need to start preparing for his arrival, but I have no idea where to begin. Not only do I have to prepare for his arrival, but I also have to start planning for when he leaves us. I never thought I'd have to plan my own child's funeral, it makes me sick to my stomach. For the next couple weeks I'm going to try focusing on planning for the hospital, packing a bag for myself and some clothing and keepsakes for Eli.
I'm not sure if Blogger redirects all of you automatically, but I wanted to let you know that I now own the domain name for www.EmbracingElijah.com and you can read this blog from that web address.
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.