Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Isabel Marie Eighmey


At 6:40 this morning, my step brother's wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl...at only 21 weeks gestation. With no hope that she could survive outside of her mother so early, the hospital didn't attempt to incubate her. The new mom and dad had their sweet girl baptized and held her for a few precious moments before her little heart stopped beating. (Sigh...) What a sad day! :o( I hate to even think about myself right now, but this brings back so many scary memories from my own experience with pre-term labor when Landon was almost born at twenty-four weeks. My poor step-brother and his wife are absolutely devastated and could use all the prayer they can get...so, if you have time today, say a prayer for my neice and our family and for all of the babies who come into this world too soon....

5 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, that is so incredibly sad. How devastating. I can't tell you how sorry I am for them.

If you can, let your step-SIL know about the Share Network - It's a support group for pregnancy and infant loss. Their website is here:

http://www.nationalshareoffice.com

Also, I have to throw this in here:

I HATE PREMATURITY.

Andrea said...

Jenn, I will be saying prayers. How hard for your BIL and wife. I send my love and hugs.

Sharon said...

OMG. :(....
I am so sorry.
That is the most touching picture. These poor people.
Infant loss is horrible.

The hospital made NO attempt? I know it's standard, but it just doesn't seem fair. :(

We will definitely say a prayer.

Crystal said...

OH JEN! I am definitely praying for them, this is so sad. That picture is so..., tells the story so well of the parents love for that little girl.

Kim said...

What a beautiful little girl! I can't even begin to imagine what they must be going through right now...I will absolutely keep them in my prayers.