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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Going to a baby shower!

I'm so excited to celebrate today with a group of very close friends.  There will only be 5 of us but we are kid free and that always equals trouble :-)  Of course we can't get into too much trouble as the one friend is almost 35 weeks pregnant.  And her pregnancy has been an emotional roller coaster for all of us, and I cannot even begin to imagine what it was like to be the one actually pregnant!  At 6 weeks, the wonderful news that it was TWINS!  And at 21 weeks, a boy and a girl...so exciting!  They have a daughter aged 2 already who we love dearly....here she is one Saturday she came over to hang with "Becca".

And shortly after the 21 week mark, they found out that the little girl had heart issues and medically, there was nothing that could be done.  So, they made the decision to carry her as far as possible and enjoy what little time they had with her once she was born.  The little boy is growing and healthy as can be.  Last week (32weeks) they went for a routine ultrasound and it was determined that the little girl no longer had a heartbeat and had passed away in utero.  Talk about shocked!  If it wasn't for bad luck they don't seem to have had any at all.  So, my friend will continue to carry both babies as long as she can before we welcome a wonderful little baby boy!

So, this afternoon is a celebration of a life cut too short, and one just about to begin.

1 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

I hope you ladies enjoyed the celebration despite it being bittersweet.