Eric and I had our beautiful baby girl, Annalee Palmiere, on Saturday, June 20th at 10:31pm. She was 6lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. We are heartbroken that she passed away before we could welcome her into the world, but are so grateful for the time we got to spend with her. She had her Mom's lips and nose and her Dad's brown eyes and big feet and lots of dark curly hair. She was absolutely perfect.
We snuggled her and memorized every one of her features for fifteen hours before we said our goodbyes. She was physically with us for too short a time, but she has changed our lives and captured our hearts forever.
I struggled with whether or not to share this here or to just shut this space down entirely. I'm still not sure if posting will be a welcome distraction or an added stress in the days to come, but once I've made the decision, I'll let you know.