Monday, November 9, 2009

Picture Perfect

I've had a hard time loading these pictures... to do so, we had to cut them apart and scan them.. I had a fear that something might happen to them!! Ben and I will cherish these sweet, innocent photos forever!! These are the pictures of her @ 20 weeks.. on this day we found out she was a girl and were surprised and elated!! We also found out she was anencephalic and we would never be able to bring her home...
The Perinatal Specialist we were sent to (we don't feel comfortable using his name without his permission) labeled all the pictures for us, he was such a patient and understanding doctor!! This picture it looks like she's sucking her thumb, taking after her mommy!!
SURPRISE, I'm a girl... Weslee Faith Mizell to be exact!!

Precious foot!!
This is my all time favorite ultrasound picture...... I smile every time I see it!!!
Ben and I have pictures from after Weslee was born... they're the sweetest, most beautiful pictures we've ever seen!! (of course we're partial) We are also very protective and are going to be very selective on what we put on here... It's amazing what a 20 week old baby looks like, what our daughter looked like!! Though she only weighed 6.4 oz and was 8 inches long she stole our hearts and was perfect!! We talk daily about who's holding her in Heaven... his mama Jean, my granny Cole, his uncle Charles... I could go on and on!!
I have my first doctors appointment tomorrow since delivering Weslee.. I pray that everything is going as planned and guidance for the future. We've been blessed with wonderful, Christian doctors who have held our hands every step of the way...
We find something good out of this situation daily... I will admit, some days we have to search...
I must close with something about Ben..... I noticed in the hospital he went and washed his hands before he held Weslee, every time!! Although it was only her physical body with us he treated her like a Princess!! Ben and I are closer than we've ever been.. he's been right beside me every step of the way, holding my hand, letting me vent, encouraging me, and loving me unconditionally!!
I can't say it enough, WE ARE SO BLESSED!!

10 comments:

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

Happy late birthday! You have the same birthday as my brother does.

Those ultrasound pictures are so sweet! I love all of them--especially the foot one and the leg one!

We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tadd and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the pictures of sweet Weslee Faith. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything! E

the osbornes said...

Sarah, yall's strength and faith is just incredible! Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures of your princess. Josh & I are constantly thinking of you guys and you are always in our prayers

Elizabeth said...

Hey Sarah,

I have been reading your blog over the past month or so and have been extremely encouraged by how strong you have been through this difficult situation. I can't imagine how hard it is to get through minute by minute of everyday. I am praying for ya'll and think of you often. Thanks for updating, as hard as it is.
-elizabeth (Barry Rush's little sister) :)

Latrina Pate Santini said...

Sarah and Ben,
It is so hard for me to express how touched I have been by you both. I am amazed, Blessed and overwhelmed by emotion. Sarah, Having known you before I became apart of the Mizell family, I knew what a awesome person you are. But factor in Ben who is such a great person makes you both one of the greatest couples I know... I know MAM it is all because of the parents. All that to say. Thank you for sharing. I love Weslee's pictures. I love you sharing the stories of Ben taking care of his little princess and his Queen.. To say "Thank you" just doesn't seem to be enough. I love you both and blessed to have you in my life. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Trina

harris1013 said...

Beautiful pictures! Treasure them as I know you do...Continuing to pray for you guys.

Katie said...

Sarah ~ I love these pictures of Weslee. Thank you so much for sharing! Thinking of you.

John, Brittney, and Trevor said...

I found your blog about a month ago through my good friend Sara, Lilly and Reid's mommy. I have never met you but God laid it on my heart to write you and tell you that you have made a huge impact in my life. Your positive attitude and strength that you so obviously draw from God are so encouraging. You and Weslee Faith will forever touch the lives of so many. You will plant the seed of God on those who yet to have a personal relationship with him. When they see and hear all the wonderful things he has done for you, the strength he has given you,they will want to know more about him.

I am praying for you and your family and hope you don't mind me checking in on you occasionally. To be honest I am excited to see all the wonderful and special things God has in store for your family.

Also, I love the pictures of Weslee Faith. They couldn't be more perfect. Those feet and leg photos are adorable. Thank you for touching my life and heart.

Brittney Castleberry

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I have had so little time to read blogs....trees and decorating have taken every minute.....just decided to take an hour and read blogs...So glad I stopped here...
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Debbie said...

Sarah and Ben,
How precious of you to include Weslee's phenomenal pictures so that we could share in your joy about her. I like to think that she's sitting right there in God's lap with all of those you mentioned singing her lullabies. You can't help but smile. Love to you both.