Trisomy 16 Awareness Day, featuring Charlotte and lily (sisters)!
Our first child Charlotte was born on June 30 2005 after we discovered her diagnosis in utero. She had partial trisomy 16 and partial monosomy 9 and we were told to expect a stillbirth after choosing to carry to term. Charlotte had other plans and stayed to bless our lives for the next nearly four years and she was incredible! She was happy and sweet and we adore our little Boofus! Charlotte passed away from RSV in 2009. In 2010 while raising our baby Ella and expecting our adopted daughter Ava, we found out we were also expecting Lily, who would prove to have the same diagnosis as Charlotte. Lily was born October 2010 and we hoped she would follow a similar path as Charlotte, but again, she had her own plans and was only with us until february 2011. She was soft and sweet and well loved and we miss her every day. All our daughters have been miracles in our eyes and have made our family complete! We are so grateful for the time we had with Charlotte and Lily and the ways we have changed for the better because of them!