Happy 2nd birthday to my sweet girl! I am so sorry that it took this long to write your birthday letter. But it wasn't because I wasn't thinking of you. I miss you so much and think about you all of the time. I hope you liked your flowers, pinwheel, and windchime. I wish so bad that I could have a real party for you and buy you fun birthday gifts. I can't believe it has been two years since I held you and kissed your sweet face. Somedays it seems like yesterday but mostly it seems like an eternity ago. Everyone remembered you on your birthday. You made such an impact on so many lives, more in twenty hours than many do with a lifetime. You are such an amazing little girl!
Your baby brother is so sweet...just like you! I wish that you were here to play with him and teach him things. I tell him all about you. He will know all about his sweet, strong, brave big sister. I look at him and see so much of you. I am so proud to be mommy to you both.
Happy birthday baby girl!! I love you so much!
We found out that we were pregnant with our first child on August 31, 2009. We were nervous, but very excited. We spent the next few months planning for our future. We knew that our lives would be changed forever when our baby was born. We just never thought it would be changed in this way. On November 25th, we went for our first ultrasound. We were so excited to find out if we were having a boy or a girl (we both felt like it was a girl). Instead of finding out the sex, we found out that our baby had anencephaly. Anencephaly is a fatal neural tube defect in which the part of the tube that forms into the skull and portion of the brain doesn't close. It was the worst day of our lives. We chose to carry our baby to term. We found out at another ultrasound the next week that we were having a girl. We named her Ella Christine. Ella means "bright light", and I can't think of a more perfect name. God blessed us with 20 hours with her after she was born, and she changed our lives forever. I never thought I would want to blog, but now all we want to do is talk about our baby girl.