six months.

Six months ago our sweet Gabriel was born.  Six months have gone by really fast.  It’s hard to believe it. 


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Today especially we are remembering our G and missing having him in our lives. 



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And as we do that, we are hanging out at home thanks to the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Jack has.  He has had very little to eat or drink in the past week, so I took him to our pediatrician yesterday because I was worried that it had to do with the hernia he has that showed up a few weeks ago.  Thankfully it is not that.  When our doctor looked in his mouth he said it looked bad.  Blisters on the mouth and tongue – no wonder he wasn’t eating and drinking.  I’m trying to figure out how to get liquids in him.  But I will take that challenge!  Extra thankful for him in our lives – the two year old tantrums, the sicknesses, the adorable talking, the big hugs, and wet kisses.  Thankful for all of it.  Missing our second boy who we don’t get to love on here.  Hard to believe six months have come and gone since we met him and he passed away. 

One thought on “six months.

  1. My heart aches for you. I know of another mom (met via blogging years ago) who also lost a son due to Trisomy 18. I can’t imagine. Having suffered 2 miscarriages in the last year has been challenging and heartbreaking in it’s own. I hug my 4yo extra tight each night and am so thankful for him as clearly you are for your first born. Life and little frustrations take on a whole new meaning. I hope the hand, foot & mouth heals quickly and he’s back to his normal self. Perhaps popsicles would help get fluids and make his mouth feel a little better at the same time?

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