Thursday, January 15, 2009

Our sweet baby boy.

Dear Family and Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that we found out today, that our sweet little baby boy won't be living on this earth with us, but for only a few short moments.

We had a scheduled ultrasound today, and it was evident that this child suffers from
a condition called: Anencephaly. Which means the child has little brain. I will carry this baby full term, at which point the baby will be born alive, by way of c-section. We will have the baby blessed, and cherish what ever moments we have with the baby. We'll know as the time approaches what we will decide to do for burial arrangements.

The baby moves a lot, and has a perfect face, fingers, body, and toes, and has a beautiful heart beat. His face is beautiful, but has very little scull or head to the behind.

We'd appreciate your prayers at this time.


Misty and Andrew


Lindsey said...

Oh Misty! I'm so very sorry. I know that no words will help your heart right now, but do know that I am lifting you in prayer and will continue to do so. May God be with you, your family, and that sweet baby boy.

Thorny Tree Lady said...

I'm so sorry, Misty. That's a large burden to hold. It may not seem like it now, but it will also be a blessing one day. My brother and his wife had a baby with the same condition nearly 2 years ago, and were able to have her delivered naturally and spend 23 hours with her. She was such a strong little girl, and her presence filled the room. She brought so much love with her, and was a blessing to her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I know your son will bring you the same feelings and joy. Be strong, and if you can't, lean upon the lord and He'll make you strong.

Anonymous said...

I sent you an email, Misty. I am so sorry. I am praying for a miracle, a blessing, a strong spirit in your little one.

Lara said...


I got your email a bit ago and sat in my chair bawling. I am so sorry that you have to go through this particular trial. I know the Lord will bring you through it, and I also know that the baby you are carrying must have been an amazingly valiant spirit to only need to come for his body. What an honor to be able to give that to him.

I am praying for you and for your husband and for your sweetest baby boy.


Mandy said...

Misty...I love you so much and just wish I could hold you right now. IF there is anything I can do please let me know. My heart is with you. Call me anytime you need to talk.


Anonymous said...

I love you. I wish I could be there for you physically, but you know you can call anytime! My heart aches for your Family. I can't even imagine what you are going through, all I want to do is cry! That little boy is so blessed to have you for a Mommy to love him and take such good care of him while he grows. He is so lucky to be a part of such a loving and special Family. You take care of yourself. XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

That message was from me... Brookie

Gavin said...

I love you so much!

Marie said...

Oh Misty, my heart breaks for you both. I know how much this baby means to you. Thank goodness for the Gospel in our lives, which, while it doesn't remove the pain, helps us to get through it. Your wee one will be with Heavenly Father and you will have the opportunity to raise him one day and in the meantime you will know that you gave him the precious gift of a body. Todd and I have a precious son waiting for us in eternity as well. All the more reason to get it right here on earth. ((((hugs)))) Sending much love, hugs and prayers your way.

Ashley said...


I want to make you feel a bit better, but I am not good with words. I feel heartbroken for your family. I know this spirit is just to precious for this harsh world. Lean on the Lord, your ward family and friends. We are here if you need us. Much hugs, love, and prayers your way.


Kami said...

My thoughts are still with you Misty. I just can't believe it. I am here, praying and loving you.


Eliot's Mom said...

I am so heartbroken for you and cannot imagine the sorrow and shock you are going through right now. I know I don't have the right words for you, but please know that you have been in our prayers from the moment we found out. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know what I can do to provide you any relief or comfort right now. We love you dearly. We're here if you need us.
Monica, Grant, and Eliot

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Oh Misty! My heart breaks for you! We just had our ultra sound today and next week is my appointment with the doctor to go over it.

My prayers and tears are with you, from my heart.

Jen said...

Misty I am so very sorry to hear this. May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family at this time.