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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sharing our News!

Today we went back to get another ultrasound to determine whether we were having a son or another daughter in May.   If you remember from last week's post, this baby would simply NOT uncross it's legs and "show the goods", but we were happy because otherwise the baby's heartbeat was strong and all looked good.

Today we returned to try again.

Shaun had just returned to work a couple of days ago after being out of work for over 2.5 weeks from our second car accident last month, so he could not come with us.  Instead, my mother joined me with the girls.

Unfortunately they could not find the baby's heartbeat this week and the ultrasound tech (who has known our family through our other pregnancies and is just a sweetheart) started to cry.  She got my midwife who came in and sadly held my hand as they searched to no avail.  Our baby had died sometime this past week between the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and today.

As you can imagine... we are heartbroken.  Please keep us in your prayers.


36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. Keeping you in prayer today and many days to come.

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  2. I am so sorry. so so so sorry. I am heartbroken for you both also. Prayers for you and your family.

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  3. Oh, Marijanna, I'm so sorry and crying and hoping to lift you all up in prayer. I love you all so very much. Such a hard hard thing. God has another soul in Heaven with Him, because you and Shaun were open to life. That is the ONLY sense this can even begin to make at this time. That little soul is waiting for you now. Sending my love and prayers and (((((((hugs))))))

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    1. I thought of you when this happened. I knew you would understand. We all want our children to become Saints... now we have one already there praying for our family, but our sorrow is great.

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  4. Keeping you in our prayers during this time.

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  5. Marijanna, I am so so sorry to hear this. Tears and prayers for you and your family.{{{hugs}}}-Dae

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  6. Oh Marijanna, I'm so sorry for your loss. That little cute babe is now a soul in heaven, ready to meet you some day!
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Thank you for the prayers too.

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  7. My heart aches for you and your loss. May you find peace amidst the sorrows. Trust that God has a purpose even in this.

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    1. Thank you so much. We trust that He knows best and will help us through this time of deep sadness.

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  8. My dear sweet friend...
    Please know I am sending love and hugs across these miles...

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  9. Oh Marijanna, this breaks my heart. I am so sorry to hear this sad news about your dear little one. You loved this baby well in his or her short life, and that is no small thing. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sending you love from PA.

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    1. We really did Aimee. We knew we loved this baby, but when we lost him/her only then did we realize how much we really really wanted them. Thank you for your prayers and heart.

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  10. I am terribly sorry for your loss. We lift you up in prayers. My Our Lady's mantle surround and comfort you in this time.

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  11. Oh my dear, I am so very sorry. A pain I would wish on no one :( My prayers go out for you tonight <3

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  12. Oh Marijuanna, I am so very, very, very sorry. Many, many hugs and prayers for you my friend.

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    1. Thank you Amelia. Please tell your Mom & sister & ask for their prayers.

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  13. So very sorry to hear this news. I will be praying for your family.

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  14. My dear Marijanna, my heart is aching for you. I am so sorry to hear of your devastating news. There are no words to express or explain the heart of a mama grieving her child. May the Blessed Mother hold you close during this season and may you feel the prayers of many interceding on your behalf. Much love and hugs from MN.

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    1. Oh my dear Sarah... there are no words. I have written blog post after post in my mind and heart, but none adequate and none that I have the energy to even put down at this time. Please continue to pray for us.

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  15. I am so sorry, Marijanna. I always worry about our babies especially during the first two trimesters. My husband always reassures me no matter what...the baby is always in God's hands. This cannot be more true for your precious little one right now...safe in the hands of God. I am praying for your precious family. You are such a beautiful witness to the beauty of and love of every life. I will be offering any of my own hardships up for you and your family. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kari. Praying for your little blessing! May all know how precious the gift of life is, huh?

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  16. I'm so sorry for you loss. My heart is heavy hearing this news. You and your family are in our prayers.

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  17. I mostly read and never comment but I had to comment on this post. So so so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your beautiful family in my prayers during this difficult trial.

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    1. Caitlyn, thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let us know your sadness over our loss. Thank you so much for your prayers! I'm sorry it took so long to respond, but please know they are most appreciated.

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  18. I'm so sorry Marijanna. So very sorry. I will remember you and your family in prayer.

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