On February 22, 2012 (20 weeks 1 day), my husband and I received the news that our perfect pregnancy was not going to be as perfect as we once thought. Through a period of weeks, we have learned our beautiful baby girl has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and extremely severe chromosomal abnormality that affects 1:5,000 babies, Trisomy 13. Although we are saddened by this news, we continue to believe and trust God’s will. The life of our Little Sephora is out of our hands. Her “upper story” has already been written and planned out for her. It is my job as her mother, to make her “lower story” a story to remember, and to fill her life and the lives that surround us with the happiness that she has brought us…until God decides her time to enter into Heaven has come. Through our experience thus far, we’ve seen through many family, friends, and even complete strangers, how our precious angel is changing lives. We continue to enjoy her movements, hiccups, my changing and ever growing belly every single day that we are blessed to carry her. Who ever would have thought I’d have to opportunity to nurture an angel to fly off to Heaven and share her Earthly experience to her newest friends when she gets there?
On May 18, 2012, at 32 weeks 3 days, I was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. Because of my condition, I had to have an emergency c-section. Sephora Angeline was born at 10:25pm weighing 3 pounds 9 ounces and was 16 inches long. She passed away in my arms 4 1/2 hours later. Her story will continue.
Thank you for following our Angel’s Journey. Your love, encouragement, and support mean more to us than you will ever comprehend.