Mom to Alexandra Elizabeth Monique
Born sleeping on April 29th, 2010
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
In September 2009 I started feeling ill. I told my fiance (Steve), either I have the swine flu, or I am pregnant. We were both excited. We felt that this was the perfect time to have another child. Our son had just turned 4, we felt he was ready for a sibling and would make the best big brother.
We were allowed to go home for the night. To tell our son what had happened. To tell him that his baby sister would never be coming home. We did a lot of crying and prepared ourselves for the next day. What would prove to be one of the hardest days of our lives.
I slept then, until 4am on Thursday, when everything we’d been waiting all day and night for happened. We got to see our daughter, the most bittersweet moment of our lives, Alexandra was born. It was such a strange moment for me. It wasn’t a happy moment, but to be able to hold my angel gave me a sense of peace that I hadn’t had since finding out the news.