Today marks the first post of the year, two months into 2015, but with good reason. I’m proud to introduce to you our daughter, Navi Clare Sexton (pronounced Navy). She’s a persistent little one, arriving one month early. I don’t blame her, I’d rather share my birthday with Thanksgiving than try to compete with Christmas, too. She’s a smart little girl. ;) Since her early arrival was very unexpected, Brett & I prepared ourselves for the worst. We questioned her overall health and heart condition. For those of you who missed the post I wrote when I was 26 weeks pregnant, our baby had just tested positive for Down syndrome. Oddly, I wasn’t afraid to give birth, but I was terrified to meet our little girl. The connection I had early in my pregnancy was gone and I still had days where I terribly struggled with the reality of being a mom to a special needs child.
The moment I heard her tiny cry, her diagnosis disappeared. In my eyes, she was perfect. She was tiny, strong and beyond beautiful. Navi spent 20 days in the Special Care Nursery working on building up her endurance to gain weight and overcoming a low platelet count. Each day she continued to amaze us with her strength, persistence and ability to steal anyone’s heart in a matter of seconds. Life’s journey is unpredictable. I never would have imagined that we’d return home as a family of three (okay, four, let’s not forget our fur baby, Lily) with our hearts filled with so much joy. We’re extremely blessed to say that our little girl is strong and has a clean bill of health. The amount of love I have for her is unmeasurable. She’s taught me more in the past three months than I ever thought was possible.
Today, we celebrate her 3 month milestone. Navi, you make us incredibly proud and we can not wait to see what the future holds for you. You’re going to move mountains, little girl. XO
I think Lily is still questioning when our guest is leaving. She does really well with Navi but definitely misses all of the attention.
1 month, 2 month, 3 month
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Chrissy - Navi is such a lucky little girl with two of the most amazing parents! Jen she is so gorgeous. And she really is getting so big! My heart is so happy to see this post and the photos. Please keep sharing!!! I love that little face!
Ravyn Stadick - Thank you so much for sharing this post. I absolutely seeing her pop up on Facebook. The part about hearing her cry and her diagnosis being the last thing on your mind?? It made me cry!!! You are such a beautiful mama. She’s so lucky to have you. I love the side by side photos. There’s nothing sweeter than seeing a baby grow. Sending so much love!
Christy Tyler - She is so beautiful!! And that little head wrap/headband you’ve got on her is the cutest!!! I can’t wait to meet her!! <3
Kamy Adams - I looooooove this post!!!! I had so many goosebumps and smiles when reading and looking at the pictures!!
Sarah Elizabeth Hall - Can’t get enough of looking at her photos! So much joy …
Vickie Albrecht - These are just beautiful!
Chris Saucier Stewart - what a beautiful little girl…
Brenda Vouers - She is so beautiful and lucky to have such special parents. Beautiful family. Grandma Gail keeps me posted and she is such s proud grandma.
Nancy Benson Pahl - Congratulations! Navi is beautiful, I love all pictures but most especially one of your dog standing over Navi, and their eyes connecting.
Sandy Talbot - She is beautiful! Soon she will be giving the pup, all the attention it needs.
Ashley Maria - Oh. My. Gosh. She is the sweetest thing. Beautifully written <3 Congratulations, Jen Sexton!
Carole Sexton - Brett and jen
Deborah West Sexton - Thanks for sharing sweetheart.
Marjorie Sexton - What terrific parents this darling is blessed with. She is going to sail with such love and support. Congratulations and thanks for sharing these lovely moments.