Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 11:20 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 10:21 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 10:48 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
As many of you know through my little angels passing we have started a foundation in her memory, Gifts of Gabi's Grace. If any of you have read our blog you know of our little miracle friend, Bella. She too had a congenital heart defect at birth. To learn more about her story go to http://isabellagudde.blogspot.com/ She has been fighting for her life this entire past year. She is doing really well these days. After spending over 100 days in the hospital her parents decided to start a foundation as well, Miracles Happen.
Well, we have teamed up and decided to do 2 annual events for the children at Childrens Mercy Hospital. The first is coming up, Santa's Little Helpers. We have had a really hard time deciding which children to provide for, we made our decision yesterday, all the rooms in PICU. That is about 20 rooms. We want to give all the children stockings filled with goodies. This is where we need your help. If anyone would like to help us, whether it be donating time or money we would greatly appreciate it! I hate asking for money, but it is very important to us to give these children a little bit of normalcy while spending time in the hospital.
Please send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested! Remember we are trying to create good memories through some of the hardest times a child may be experiencing. Have a little Christmas spirit and help us out!
Love to ALL!!!
Micah, Jason, Gracie, Angel Gabi, and all of us at Gifts of Gabi's Grace
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 8:59 AM
Monday, November 12, 2007
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 3:47 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
Jason had the honor of writting about story about our angel in the KC Down Syndrome Guild Newsletter. He was actually asked to write the story before Gabi passed, but then as they followed our journey, and she left us they really wanted our story . It was very difficult for Jason, but like he said at her funeral he always found strength in her and that is what inspired the story. It was just recently published, it's the November/December issue of Connections.
This is the direct link to the newsletter, all you need to do is go to page 2...and ENJOY!!!
He did such a beautiful job explaining what Gabi meant to us and how she changed our lives, forever. Of course I would expect nothing less coming from him, he is so inspired by his girls. I am so proud of him and how wonderful he is to our family. I am a lucky woman! Thank you baby for being our rock, I love you sug!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 11:01 PM
Today was my 12 week check-up. Everything sounded great. The baby's heart beat was so strong and loud. We really liked our new doctor. She was recommended to us from a friend and I would recommend her as well, atleast so far. We talked a lot about Gabi and what we will do to be prepared. We ruled out all test that have any risks of losing the baby. Like I have said before, it is just not that important to us to know, we'd rather have a baby than an answer, which sometimes you don't even get. We are leaving the unknown in God's hands, I'd like to think that Gabi is helping her baby brother or sister as well! She is the perfect little angel, and I know how hard she will fight for him/her. I gotta tell ya we are getting the feeling it is a boy. Things are just different this time around. The way I feel, the food I crave, and of course because we have all pink girlie stuff it will be a boy:) Oh well, just means more shopping, as if I wouldn't do that anyways!
Our next appointment with Dr. Meltzer is Dec. 4th. On Dec. 10th we have scheduled a level 2 ultrasound. At that point they will look very closely at the baby's measurements. The level 2 is where we saw everything with Gabi for the first time. If there are any concerns with the baby's heart then we will schedule a fetal echocardiogram, and they may just do that due to our history. We will still do the AFP blood tests, but that is typical in any pregnancy. Other than that we will just leave the rest up to the good Lord above. On the 10th we should be able to see the sex of the baby. Jason still wants it to be a surprise, but I just don't think I can wait. I am no good at surprises and he cannot tell me no, so if I was a bettin woman, I'd say I will get my way:)
Jason got to go to the appointment and that was so great! I heard at the first appointment, but for him and I to hear it together...it is exactly what we needed. Hopefully he will be able to go to the appointment on the 10th, I will definitely need him that day. And he will drive himself crazy if he's not...so it will be best for both of us!
Thank you all for your continuous love and prayers!
Hugs to all!!!
Posted by Angel Gabi's Mommy at 5:12 PM