April’s Birth & Death Announcement 8/8/17

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Our beautiful, strong April Rey was such a fighter. She joined us on her own terms on 8/8 at 11:22pm. She was alive and so peaceful in my arms. She held my hand tightly and squeezed. She was peaceful and happy for the few minutes that she was alive (she passed at 11:33pm) and was in no pain. She somehow filled me with calmness and joy and I held her as long as I could. I was so happy to meet my little girl, and she kept me so strong that I didn’t even shed a tear while she was in my arms. She was amazing and perfect and we miss her so much already. I go to do something and I can hardly breathe when I realize that she can’t physically be with us. Our moments with her were precious and we’ll always cherish them.

Thank you again for all of your support, and kind words through this tough time in our lives. Feel free to share this with anyone that was following our story. More detailed updates to come soon, but I at least wanted to share that she was born, and I am physically recovering fine.

Visit the trisomy 13 page, for all of the posts on April Rey and trisomy 13.


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Hi there! I’m Katrina (aka Mama). I am a former engineer and chemistry teacher, turned stay at home mom and mom blogger. I have been blogging since 2015, and have taken my love of engineering and science, and tried to applied many of the same methods to my parenting adventure.

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