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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lights out!

Just about an hour ago, my son and I were started by a sudden darkness in our living room.  It was the colored lights on Lilly's tree.  They all suddenly burned out.  :(  The middle section had burned out awhile ago, then earlier this week the bottom section.  Now the top is out.  It was rather sad.  I have to say, I am NOT impressed with pre-lit trees.  The tree instructions said that the lights would last for years and if one burned out, then the others would stay lit.  Hmmmm.  I'm not interested in returning it though, I bought the tree while Lilly was still alive and that makes it special.  So - tomorrow morning I'll get up into the attic, and get out a string of  colored lights we use on our big Christmas tree, and wrap them around Lilly's tree.  The lights definitely add cheer to the tree.

T. made herself a Trisomy awareness/in memory of Lilly T-shirt.  Here is the front:

And the back:

Rainbow Baby and I have our own special t-shirt, from grandma.  It's too tight for us now, but we wanted a picture in it:

Kisses from H.:

I went to my appointment at the birthing center this afternoon.  Everything with new baby seems normal and good.  H. was delighted to help the midwife check the baby's heartbeat.  He held the end of the doppler onto my tummy.  Heartrate was 135 bpm.  T. commented that Lilly's heart was faster.  (And it was - 160 bpm.)  The midwife felt the baby's position - he's head down, but has not started to descend any.  My next appointment is in two weeks - the date the baby is due.  Wonder if I'll be at the appointment or not??!!

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