Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday to our sweet Angel Baby

7 years ago today Master Chief and Mama's lives changed forever. Our first child was born. A beauitful little girl with brown hair, blue eyes, gorgeous eye lashes and velvet skin. Born at 26 weeks (14 weeks early) she weighed 1 lb, 12oz and was 13 1/4 inches long. Angel Baby was born at 1:12am via emergency c-section. Mama was terribly sick with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and about to die. The only way to save Mama's life was to deliver our baby.

Angel Baby came out screaming! She was soon placed on a ventilator just to make sure she was okay and able to breathe on her own. Master Chief and a close friend Jared came and gave her a blessing that morning. Instead of placing their hands on her head, they very gently touched her foot. She was an angel sent straight from heaven to our family.

Mama couldn't see her yet as she was too sick, but Master Chief made sure to get a couple polariods for her bedside. But Master Chief told Mama how cute she was and how perfect she was! Angel Baby didn't want to be on the ventilator. She' reach up and pull on the tubes to pull them out! The nurses had to tape washclothes over her arms and legs to keep her contained so she wouldn't pull her tubes out! Can you imagine having to contain such a little baby!

Mama is going to enter each day the milestones Angel Baby reached through her life. So check back in for her whole life story.

As a family we are having a birthday party for you today! I'll post pictures of your cake later, but it's purple, the color of your binkies and the dress you wore. It has a frog on it because you loved to cuddle up to your stuffed frog, and it has a princess crown because you were our first princess.
Happy Birthday Angel Baby. We love you. We miss you. We think of you so often. We wish you were here but we are so thankful you will be with our family forever.


Lisa Curtis said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

krissi said...

I know this life story well and everytime I hear it it takes my breath away. Thank you for sharing these things with all of us. Im so glad you had a birthday life celebration for her!

Brittany Wagner said...

OH Jami! Thanks for sharing! happy birthday sweet Kiley!!

Sonja said...

I've never heard the whole story before so I'm glad you're willing to share. ((((hugs))))

Caitlin and Jared said...

Jared has shared his memories of this experience with me. I am looking forward to hearing YOURS, thanks for sharing.

ergillmore said...

Thank you for sharing these memories with us. This is a story I have wanted to hear but not wanted to ask you for. I'm grateful for any small part our family may have had in helping in the healing process and in making your family whole.