I got the call from the hospital that mom was dilated to a 9 and will have the baby soon. They had no idea if the baby was alive or not, they weren’t monitoring her. This is pretty common when there is a high chance the baby could be stillborn.
Everyone was anxious to meet little Emberlee. Her two older sisters were near so they could meet her and mama was of course excited to hold her little angel. Emberlee had Trisomy 18. Although alive in the womb, they didn’t know if she would live through birth, and if she did live, would it be minutes, hours or days? Sweet baby girl made her arrival and snuggled with her mama and sisters for five hours and twenty three minutes.
I can’t explain the feeling of being in the room with these families. Little Emberlee was so sweet, and so beautiful. Her oldest sister held her and cried and said, “I just love her so much”. You can see the love in all of these photos. You can feel the love in all of these photos.
I appreciate these families letting me in to be part of their very private and valuable time with their loved ones. This family was no exception. I loved all these girls! They will always have a special place in my heart.