This is the story of our precious baby boy, who was diagnosed prenatally at
17 weeks with a fatal chromosome disorder called Trisomy 13. Although
Jonathan's condition is considered "not compatible with life", we desired to give
him every chance at life. Our prayer is that those who are touched by our story
are drawn to God, who is Life Himself. John 14:6

To start at the beginning of our story, click here.


20 weeks

we're half-way there to meeting our new baby boy! 

...and i'm doing things i never got to do with jonathan.  for example, i'm thinking about what we'll actually need for this baby~  clothes to wear, a nursery to sleep in, toys to play with, and on and on. 

as you might remember, i only shopped for the absolute necessities for jonathan:  a blanket or two to wrap him in and an outfit to bury him in.

as the weeks go on and baby's kicks get stronger, i have been able to let myself daydream about the fun stuff and actually buy one or two things for him.  in fact, i just ordered the fabric i'm going to use to sew his crib bedding, window valances, and pillows. 

but because of where i've been, the fun stuff doesn't outweigh what's really important:  baby boy is healthy and growing wonderfully.  no material item can even come close.


  1. you look so great ~ positively glowing! so glad you are enjoying this pregnancy!

  2. you are so beautiful! inside and out!! i'm so happy for you =)

  3. Aren't you (and baby boy!) just gorgeous?!!! Love, love, love how beautiful and happy you look!

  4. So glad to hear things are going well with your pregnancy! Praying for you and baby every day.

  5. Lauren my aunt felt the same way after losing her baby, my cousin Mitchell to this. But my cousin Cameron born a year later is just a rambunctious average boy. He's now 6! Nothing will replace Jonathan and in time you look at your next son and just love Jonathan in a different way. I'm so very happy for the both of you.
    I think of you often. Happy Birthday honey!

  6. You are glowing! I can't believe you are already halfway there! wow. I'm so glad the pregnancy is going well. I'm sure you must be experiencing lots of bittersweetness. Love to you.

  7. you look so precious dear Lauren ><> I am extremely happy for you :)