The Wahl Family

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Aubrey Ruth Palmer

I am not sure if I have really ever posted much about what my brother Steven and his wife Kami have experienced over the last nine months. I want to let every one know how amazing they are, and how grateful I am to be a part of their lives. Around Thanksgiving, Steven and Kami found out that their little girl had Trisomy 18. Kami was just over 5 month pregnant, and Aubrey is their first child. Trisomy 18 is a genetic disorder where there are 3 chromosome instead of two on the 18th pair. (I think!!) The doctor told them all this could mean, but let them know that Aubrey looked great and there was every chance in the world that they would be able to have this sweet angel in their lives. Well, last Thursday, Steven and Kami went in for their final ultra sound to see if everything was okay. The doctor let them know that little Aubrey had already left this world. Kami delivered a beautiful 4.2 lbs. 17 in. long girl on Friday morning. We were allowed to get to hold her and feel of her sweet spirit. It is amazing the love Steven and Kami showed to her little body and the example they were to all who were there. They held a graveside for her on Saturday, and after they allowed anyone who wished to write Aubrey a letter and send it to her in heaven. (They tied the notes to balloons and released them.) I hope Steven and Kami know how much we love them and how grateful we are that Aubrey is part of our family.

Happy (Late) Birthday Savanna!!

Okay! So life has been crazy! But I am finally getting back in the grove. Savanna's birthday was on March 9th. She is at such an amazing stage! I love it. She is fully walking, and doesn't even try to crawl when she does stumble. She is starting to say a few words, and loves to follow JoAnn and Jay everywhere! We Love you Savanna!!