Archive | February 2013

A Beautiful Blessing

28 weeks!

28 weeks!

Hello to all of Sephora’s faithful blog followers!  Yesterday was the day we got to see inside my belly, and get a good look at Sephora’s hand picked baby brother!!!  When we were pregnant with Sephora, I was contacted by a wonderful organization, “Sustaining Grace,” who offered to pay for us to see our precious little Sephora in 3D!  When my family came along to see her that day, we learned that Sephora was laying sideways across my belly (transverse), with her feet completely covering her face.  She literally managed to fold herself like a pretzel somehow!  We intended to go back for another 3D/4D scan the following Tuesday to get a better look, but 3 days after that ultrasound, my body had a different plan.  I ended up in the hospital with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.  As it turned out, I’d get to see her beautiful face that evening.  Sephora was born that day.  8 weeks early.  Friday, May 18, 2012.

After arriving home from Sephora’s Hello/Goodbye in the hospital, I contacted the 3D/4D ultrasound business that performed our scan for us.  I explained why we were not going to be returning for another ultrasound, and they were very sympathetic and accommodating.  A few days later, I received a card and packet in the mail from Womb With A View.  The card expressed the sympathy of our loss from their business, as well as another gift certificate for the exact same ultrasound package to be used for our next baby.  I was so grateful they decided to offer this package to us again!  Today is the day we finally get to use it!  I’m hoping he is in a good position and can get a look at his precious little face!  We will be surrounded by the family and friends that gave us the needed support, and helped us to walk through our journey with Sephora through the pregnancy and after her passing.  Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers, well wishes, home made dinners, gift certificates, massages, financial support, movie tickets, scrapbooks, cards, plaques, and other beautiful gifts to help us to never forget our precious little Sephora Angeline.  We are eternally grateful for you generosity and very loving and giving hearts.  We love you all more than words could ever express.  Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.  Your selfless acts will not go unrewarded.  Thank you for being a blessing to us.  We hope you enjoy being a part of watching our precious little Miles learn and grow as we all love him here on Earth.  God Bless!

James 1:17-18  Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heaves.  He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.  He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word.  And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

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Sephora’s Baby Brother, Miles!