Ellersley Grace – August 13th, 2011 birth and death
My name is Nicki and I am a mommy to a little lady who dances on the other side of eternity. We found out we were pregnant on February 17th, 2011. We had been trying for about 2.5 years and we could not BELIEVE what we were seeing! We were filled to the brim with Joy and Love for the sweet baby we didn’t even know yet! We went through our pregnancy with flying colors, I was healthy and the baby was healthy. All was well in our world. We came to June and we decided to have a gender reveal party; we cut the cake and the inside color told us what my belly held inside.
We were soooo anxious and so excited and so full of Joy; we couldn’t wait to see what the cake revealed! We cut the cake and pulled out a big pink slice! We were in shock! It was a giiiiiirl!!!! We had been dreaming of a baby girl and we could NOT believe that God had given us our desire! We went through the summer with nothing more than swollen feet and a growing belly. Everything was going perfectly!
August 13, 2011 came and we had a lot planned! We went shopping for our baby shower which was to be 2 weeks later and we went to a Carter’s outlet and bought everything under the sun for our little lady. That night after all of the days festivities we were in bed when I started bleeding. I was 29 weeks and 1 day pregnant.
The blood would gush out and stop about every 15 seconds. My husband called 911 and I sat on the toilet praying and asking God to give us peace and to keep our sweet baby Honu safe. Honu was her nickname from the very beginning. A Honu is a sea turtle and we told our family that we were pregnant on a trip to Hawaii, Honu just fit her perfectly! The ambulance arrived and we rushed to the hospital. I had no pain at all the entire time. I felt the blood gush out every minute or so on the way to the hospital but not one ounce of pain.
We got to the hospital and they immediately tried to find her heartbeat. Once they found it, it was very faint and they rushed me to have an emergency c-section. Our Ellersley Grace Deem was born on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 11:31 pm. She weighed 2 lbs 9 oz and she was 15 inches long. She had strawberry blonde hair and long arms and long fingers. She had mommy’s nose and Daddy’s toes. She looked a lot like her Daddy. She was perfect in every single way. She came out not breathing and the wonderful doctors did CPR on her for 22 minutes. Our Ellersley fell into the arms of Jesus at 11:53 pm on her birthday.
I write about our life now and our sweet Miss Elle @ www.lovealwaysleavesamark.
blogspot.com. I would love for you to visit me…I pray for you all, that God would be your comfort and your peace in this life. . .