Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sophie is a big sister!

Our sweet little Evie
On September 24th, 2012, Sophie became a big sister!  Evelyn Kathleen Terhorst ('Evie') was born at 38 weeks along weighing in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces.  She is an absolute sweetheart and we are loving every single second with her.  Evie does NOT have SMA and this was confirmed at 10 weeks in-utero with a CVS test (a small piece of the placenta was taken to test her DNA). 

As you can imagine, there have been emotional times with the pregnancy and since Evie was born...it's impossible not to remember the different stages we went through with Sophie.  We miss Sophie like crazy and this will always be the case no matter how many children we have.  Sophie was an amazing little soul and the presence of Evie has not made the loss of Sophie any easier.  With that said, we are beyond happy to have the chance to be parents again!  Evie will always know she has a big sister looking out for her, even if Sophie is not here in the physical sense. 

Please do not feel bad or uncomfortable asking us questions about Sophie, Evie, CVS testing, SMA, etc.  We are more than happy to share our story and our thoughts.  We want to keep Sophie's memory alive and spread awareness about SMA.  We will continue to update this blog with pictures of Evie and SMA related information!

Almost here!  Evie gave her mama a very easy labor!
Proud Daddy!
Nonnie made it to the hospital about an hour after Evie arrived; she also helped us out the first week at home which was great!
Sleeping soundly
Already a Daddy's girl
After our first sleepless night:)
Bella posing with her new housemate
Ready for her first walk through the neighborhood and by Sophie's tree
She is currently sleeping a lot, but here is one with her eyes open
Godparents Uncle Joel and Aunt Carla
Grandpa Stan and Grandma Nancy
Grandma Mary and Grandpa Gene