Though her life was short she touched the lives of so many. Her story is one of strength, character, grace, love and compassion. She was born on April 29,2009 but her story begins way before then...

Monday, July 20, 2009


This last week me and Brian had to make the 2 and half hour trip down to LA again, but this time we end up come back with very at eased minds. Now I told Brian I would let him write the blog and tell everyone about what the doctor said, and well I will stick to my word but I just want to touch base on how I am feeling about all of it. Even before we were to go to the doctors I already had my mind set on having more babies (not at all right now but later) I would like four even, and no matter what the doctors told me I would have my four babies. So with that said I sort of went in the doctor with a closed mind, wanted to know the answers to my questions but if I didn't like them I would pretend I didn't hear them. But I need to neither, me and Brian were both told that we had "perfect" chromosome and that if we were to have another baby it was more than likely to be a normal healthy baby, we were told that every one has a 3% chance at have a not "normal" baby and that they never can say 100% that what happened to Abigail will not happen again but it is highly unlikely. I was so relieved, now I know that my next pregnancy will be treated as a high risk just because of what happened to My Abigail, but we were also told that there was nothing we could have done to prevent it. Abigail was a miracle and her case was rare very rare and like I have said before that we were so lucky to have her in our lives if only for a short time, but I am so relieve to know that my next baby I will MOST LIKELY have for way way long (if God willing). I hope I have not left you hang to much, Brian will tell all about the doctors trip and what we found out.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pictures of Abigail

I had to get this picture because I think this is the only time she slept in her own bed
this is one of my most favorite pictures of her, she is cute even when she yawns
her diaper is on backwards I just loved that she was so unique
Abigail taking a nap right before we got to take her home she was so excited she tired herself out

Sunday, July 5, 2009


So this story should have been told in the beginning and I am so sorry it has taken this long. Carlo Mendo lives with us, he moved in I think in March, and has been helping us ever since. It seemed Carlo was so excited for Abigail to arrive, he kept asking us what we needed, if there was something we didn't have that we really need he would get, well he got us this really nice stroll I had put on one of our list that we didn't even need but because we, meaning me, really wanted it he got it for us. And when we got Abigails little bed he wanted to help set it up, so there was Brian and Carlo in the living room not reading the directions and take what should have been 15 minute job and turning it in to an all nighter, but they had fun. Well when Abigail was born and Brian realized that he was going to need to find a way to get down to LA he called Carlo and with out hesitation Carlo left work and came to the hospital to pick Brian up to take him. So Carlo in his uniform and all drove Brian down to LA stayed with him for a while than came back to Lompoc and called me every day to see how Abigail was doing and to see if he could do anything for me. While Abigail was in the hospital Carlo came to visit and still then wanted to know if there was anything he could do. When we were finally able to bring Abigail home Carlo was so interested in what she was doing he would ask about her day what she did how much she ate. the first time Carlo held Abigail I ask him if he wanted to hold her and he seem a little scared at first as though he was going to break her, but I let him know that she was unbreakable and that as long as he just sat there I would hand him her and she would be fine. He was seem up tight for only a second and than he relaxed and what do you know he didn't break her. The night we took Abigail to the hospital Carlo came and brought us food and again let us know that if there was anything we need he would do it for us, and than our baby passed away and we need a little space and time with our family and he gave us just that and when the time was right he stepped in and was there again. I guess what I am trying to get across was Carlo helped me and Brian out a lot even with his small gestures of calling and asking about her meant a lot to us and for that we are grateful that Carlo took our baby in to his heart and loved her and cared for her. So thank you Carlo Mendo for all that you did for us.