Angie

Mom to Leia

Born Sleeping on October 6, 2011

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

My name is Angela. I was born May 14, 1976 in a small northern Ontario town.  I have always had been dreams of being a famous author. I successfully completed a three-year course with The Institute of Children’s Literature. Put my writing on the back burner for so very long. Met my husband Mickey on ICQ in 1996. He was in Texas, I was in Canada.  After many years of traveling back and forth we married in Canada on April 23, 2004. I have been in love with the band Aerosmith for over 20 years, and met 4/5 of the band members in 2010. I have Steven, Joe, Joey and Tom’s signatures tattooed on my back. I also have a cow jumping over the moon on my ankle, Curious George on my breast, a pumpkin on the small of my back, and the most recent, Leia’s footprints with her name under it on my forearm.
In January of 2011, I had colon resection surgery to remove diverticulitis.  Surgery did not completely remove all infection and I still have an ongoing battle with the disease. In March 2011, we found out I was expecting our miracle baby.  I had a fairly normal pregnancy with just the regular boats of morning sickness.I started this blog shortly after.  My plan was to document my pregnancy and then her life. I poured my life into this blog. I really wanted to jump start my writing once again. I called it Dear Boba.  It was a joke we had that we would name our baby something from Star Wars, so since we didn’t know if it was a boy or girl yet, I named the bean Boba.  When we found out we were having a daughter, my husband immediately chose Leia. After all, she would be his princess.
On October 3rd at 2:35 pm we found out that our daughter was no longer breathing.  It wasn’t until October 6th at 5:42pm that she came into this world, weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Leia Sky went to Heaven on that day, but forever remains in our hearts.  This blog has turned into so much more than an online journal for her. One day perhaps I will pursue a career in Prenatal Bereavement. But for now I will continue to grieve openly and honestly with the help of this blog.
Angie blogs at http://www.letterstoleia.ca.
You can contact her at letterstoleia@yahoo.ca.
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