Day 61 – Crossing Paths

In a little over a month Nora Rose will enter into this world. I’m so very excited to meet this little acrobat. While I am also very afraid of all of the unknowns, I fully trust in God. I trust his plan and I trust He will give us the strength and resources to make it through any outcome. I’ve finally reached a point that I can begin to prepare for each possible outcome, which starts with Nora’s birth plan. That will list our wants and needs for Nora’s care involving every possible occurrence. So much to think about!!


We have been given a few examples of birth plans from other families in similar circumstances to go by. One in particular was of great benefit to us. It was provided by a couple we met by chance over the internet. Their beautiful baby girl Alexandria blessed them with 50 days of her sweet life. Despite the newness of their pain and loss, Doug and Kim were very open about talking on the phone with us. They just recently lost their precious baby girl on February 4th of this year to Trisomy 18. It was evident through their tribute video how very much this little girl was loved and cherished every moment of her short life. Of course they are very sad, sometimes overwhelmed with their grief, but they made it very clear to us that they had no regrets about choosing to bring baby Alex into this world. If Nora chooses to migrate to heaven on tiny angel wings, it makes me smile to know she’ll have such a sweet little angel friend waiting to play with her.

Here is Alexandria’s video.

Please also visit their beautiful blog:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

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