I FINALLY finished the blanket and hat for Rebecca's little girl who is due any week now. Of course, in my haste to get it in the mail to her I forgot to take pictures of the finished products (oh well). When I last checked in with her she was having some pains but nothing else so far. She is due to be checked by her doctor on Tuesday. I am praying that the blanket/hat gets to them before her baby comes so that they may actually USE them!
Here is Rebecca's story in her own words (this is from an email on 08/07/09):
I don't mind at all to share my story. It helps to talk about it. I am currently almost 32 weeks pregnant. When I was 14 weeks, I began to bleed really bad. So I went to the er and they ran many test that showed nothing. I was told that I along with the baby was fine. But they told me to see my doctor when his office opened. So I went to my doctor and he done an ultrasound. He told me to get dressed and meet him in his office. I knew then something was wrong. But I figured he was going to tell me I was miscarring. So when he came in, he told us that our baby's skull hadn't developed. He said that her brain had started to develop. He said that it was not a severe case as some he had seen, but there was no chance of the baby making it. I think I was in shock the first few minutes. Then he told us that he would send us to a specialist for a second opinion on that Monday. After he walked out of his office, that is when it all hit me. I broke down and I think I cried for the next couple days. So we went to the specialist and he told us the same thing my doctor had told us. But he gave us a name, Anencephaly. So as soon as I got home, I researched everything I could find on it. The first week was really hard. But as time goes on I find more of a peace. I know we have so many people praying for us, and I along with my husband, can feel those prayers. And if it weren't for the Good Lord above, I don't think I could have handled it. I also have 2 other children. 2 girls. Emalee is 5 and just started kindergarten. That has been hard. And Gracee just turned 2. I haven't told my girls about their sister's condition yet. I mean how do you explain that to a 5 and 2 year old. I figure God will let me know when the time is right. But that is a short run down on me. Feel free to ask me anything. And agian thanks for everything.
Edit: She let me know that she named her baby girl....Her name will be Trinadee Eve. Still feeling okay. Like I said, she is being checked by her doc on Tuesday so there may be more news then.
Please if you feel led to pray for this family then do. They need the prayers. Any family facing a loss needs prayers, both before, during and after the loss. This is the hardest thing anyone is ever asked to face. Losing a child is horrible. So please, please pray....for Rebecca and her family. For me. For Misty, Holly, PJ, Danielle, Trisha, and all the other moms out there who have lost a child.
Thanks in advance for your prayers......