Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Letter to Bailey 09.30.2008

My sweet Bailey,

The day is finally almost here that you will join our family "in person". Your big brother, Parker (as well as the rest of your family), is sooooo excited to meet you. He keeps telling me how much he wants you to get here so he can take care of you and "protect you" from your wild brother, Caleb. :) We are all anxiously awaiting your arrival and hoping and praying that you are the fighter that you have appeared to be in all of our ultrasounds. You seem so strong and healthy in them that it is hard to believe that you are really such a sick little girl. We know that what is meant to happen will happen - no matter how hard it may be to accept once the time really comes. But we think we are pretty prepared for whatever may come. We know that, no matter what, you are our sweet little girl and we can't wait to hug you and hold you!

I can tell that you are ready to meet us, too. Mommy is so tired and ready to get you here and I know you are getting tired, too. You are moving around quite a bit less than normal and the Doctor says that is just because you are so worn out and have so much fluid around you. Everyone will be so happy for you to be here - getting our hugs and kisses. We realize that we may not be able to hold you and love you for long. You are fragile, will need special care from your Doctors, you will probably be in casts or a special crib in the Hospital, etc, but we will do all we can to show you how much we love you!

Counting down the days until you are here .. less than 48 hours!

Love always, Your Mommy


Jennie Stephens said...

OH Jenn, that was so sweet. I am sitting here with tears down my cheeks. You are so strong and have some much strength, it is truly amazing. Your little girl is seriously so lucky to have a family like yours. Please dont hesitate to call if you need anything. I do want to come visit YOU in the hospital and bring you some goodies!

michelle p said...

Hi Jenn...you don't know me, but I found your blog and just want you to know that your family is in my prayers...I can't even imagine the range of emotions you are going through right now, but ultimately just excited to hold that little girl in your arms an pinch those cute cheeks!
I live in Daybreak, over on Lake Run...and am also a nurse up at Primary...I have taken care of lots of OI patients...they are such a sweet sweet population of children....and we really get to know them up there!
I just pray that whatever the outcome, you know in your heart that you did all you can do for this little squirt and what a different perspective you must have on life, right? I would love to help you in any way....I have small children that would love to play with your boys.....Jennie S. knows me, you could get my number....I really mean it. Take care and I wish peace for you and your family. You sound like such a wonderful mother :)
Michelle Peterson

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Michelle. My oldest son was actually in your son's class last year, I think. He talked about him all the time and I kept thinking we needed to get them together to play. Let's definately do that once I get back home and things under control.
Thanks again for commenting - your thoughts and kind words are so appreciated!

Something Unexpected said...

Jenn, I found a service that binds blogs into personalized books that I plan on doing for Esther's journey. I will forward you that so that you will be able to have in print these beautiful letters to your sweet baby girl. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Breathe in faith...breathe out fear.
Big hugs-S

me said...

I found your blog from a link on Susan's blog and have been checking daily for updates ever since. Your letters and posts are just beautiful. I can't wait to follow Bailey's journey for many years to come. My praryers are with you tomorrow. October 2nd is an awesome birthday (mine too).

Lars said...

Jenn, Chris, Parker, Caleb & Bailey--Thinking of you and praying for you. Anxiously awaiting news of Bailey's birth.

Jennie Stephens said...

Hey Blakes!! Baby bailey was born today!! let us all know whats going on!

Anonymous said...

Chris, Jenn, Parker, Caleb, and Bailey!!! We are so excited that Bailey had a safe arrival. God is good, and he is the ultimate physician! Sorry you had to endure so many months of stress. We can't wait to see her and meet her and Caleb hopefully soon. We love you guys and will continue to pray for you all!

Bob, Jolie, Kayley, Zach and Brody

P.S. Kayley is so excited that she isn't the only girl anymore!

Jill, Wes, and Andy said...

Jenn, just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything to help out!

Carroll Conversations said...

You are in our prayers. I am an angel mommy too, and I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I heard the news through the Shells. If there is anything I can do or help with, I'm here for you. But for now, you're in our thoughts and prayers.--Hugs, Krista