Archive | January 2013

A Spring Arrival!

baby boy at 16 weeks

Hello my faithful blog followers!  I’m sorry I have been away for so long.  After writing about Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, I took a little bit of a break from blogging about Sephora’s story.  I realized, through a new reader’s message today, that many are still reading Sephora’s story.  I was reminded how important our little Sephora Angeline’s story is, and realize once again that her story must continue.  I must write not only to remember her, but so others may learn how we dealt with the diagnosis of Trisomy 13 at 20 weeks, and then meeting our precious baby face to face for our beautiful “Hello, Goodbye!”

I now officially can announce to the world that our precious little Sephora in Heaven, has hand-picked a baby brother who is now bumping, tumbling, and kicking inside my ever-growing baby bump!  We currently are 23 weeks and 5 days pregnant.  Our doctors have told us numerous times, through every ultrasound, that he looks perfect!  This bouncing baby boy is coming home with us this spring.  Chris and I are ecstatic!!!  Although we will always miss and grieve for Sephora, we find comfort in knowing she is being sung to by many of our family and friends that have left this world already.  It is also extremely comforting to know that Sephora’s siblings will have a guardian angel watching over them at all times.  God’s hand is watching over this little boy, and we are enjoying every single second of this pregnancy.  I’ve learned he loves cold cereal at any time of the day.  Like his big sister, he responds to my singing as well.

As we continue on this journey, sharing Sephora’s story and ultimately our family’s story, I pray you all will follow along.  Whether our story contains tears of sadness or tears of joy, giggles, laughing out loud, or a very sentimental moment, we hope that you continue to share your thoughts with us as well as sharing Sephora’s story and blog with others.  Life does go on.  We choose to live it in the best capacity that we are able.  We learn through every experience that life is short and life is beautiful.  Cherish every moment and every breath you are given.  God Bless!  ~Bethany

Psalm 127:3
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.