Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Six Years Ago

I had been so busy planning and hosting Matt's "golden birthday" that once the guests left and the leftovers were put away I realized that funny feeling I had been having for almost 2 days was contractions. I have never been one to realize when I am in labor. Seriously, I have to be one of the dumbest pregnant people. But to my defense I was exactly 36 weeks to the day and at my doctor appointment that week nothing looked to be happening soon.

We lived an hour from the hospital we were to deliver in. We took Emily and Chris to a neighbors house and called my FIL in Ohio to come out. We called our doctor and by the time we got there I was already almost 5 cm dilated. Too late to stop anything. I was checked into a room and received my first epidural ever. There were so many people in the room, a good thing I guess.

During The Today Show on April 29, 2002 I gave birth to a beautiful 5 lb 10 oz daughter. I was allowed to hold her for a few minutes before they took her away to the NICU for the next 32 days. She remained Baby Girl Jacobs on her medical jewelry tag until later that night when we told the nurses her name was Allison Grace.

Alli in the NICU.

She was such a happy little baby. You never once would have known that she was sick enough to die 101 days later.

Happy birthday in heaven my sweet angel. We miss you.

21 comments:

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Happy Birthday angel baby.

(((hugs mama)))

I'm praying for you guys today.

Jennifer said...

Alexis...in our thought and prayers!

Aimee said...

What a sweet post! Definitely made me cry though. She is just beautiful. I will be praying for you to!

Spice said...

Oh sweetie! Huge hugs! My thoughts and prayers are with you today!

oh amanda said...

Praying for you today!

Deborah said...

Alexis - you and Allison are in my thoughts today.

Erin said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Angel today. (((hugs))) to you, Alexis.

Leesha said...

Thinking of you on this special day!!

Josie's best friend~Alison~spent the night last night...today is her 17th b-day.
I have both Alli's b-day's on the calendar...this morning before school we each said a prayer for you, Matt, & the kids. ;) Miss you guys!

it's me, Val said...

I hope you got my snail mail. As you know, I've been thinking of you. Happy birthday, Ali.

CDJ said...

Happy Birthday to your angel... and big virtual hugs to you!

SuperMom said...

Happy birthday, Allison!

And hugs and prayers for you and your family today especially, Alexis. :(

Kimberley said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Allison. Alexis, I can't imagine what you must endure on a day like today, sweetness and sadness mingled together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tiff said...

Hugs and Prayers to you and your husband!! Happy Birthday Angel Baby!

Terri said...

:o( I know you know these things happen for a reason but it's got to be so hard even now. God bless you and your family.

LiLi said...

Happy Birthday Allison! (((hugs))) to you Alexis.

Shannon and Nathan said...

Happy Birthday Alli! What a beautiful angel you are. I hope you know my girl, Hayden Grace. Alexis, sending you prayers and hugs. I know it's still hard.
Shannon

Tracey said...

Sorry I'm late on this, but wanted to say: Happy birthday Alli. ((hug)) to you Alexis. Your little girl is smiling down at you every day.

lil ole' me..... said...

Happy Birthday Allison Grace!

Lots of hugs to you and your family, Alexis. Thinking of you...

ErinFiat said...

Happy Birthday, Alli.

:hug: Thinking of you all...

Melanieshea said...

Such a doll :) and what a beautiful name!!! Thinking and praying for you!

Ang said...

Alexis,
I was just going back and reading about your precious baby and just wanted to tell you again how sorry I am. Again, you never know how God brings people together, but I just noticed something that I had never saw before....your sweet baby was born on April 29th and my daddy passed on April 29th 1999. I bet he got to see a beautiful little girl 3 years later...((((hugs)))) I think about you alot but even more so on that day will I remember & pray for you more :)