Hello Blakely Harper! She has arrived! This doll was born on Valentine’s Day and boy is this rainbow baby girl loved beyond belief! While Blakely is most certainly the happy ending to their journey, the Goss family, Stephanie (the mommy), Matt (the daddy) and big brother Colton have been through so much. Stephanie and Matt were expecting their second baby, Olivia Blake, just last year. Unexpectedly, Stephanie’s water broke and she spent two weeks in the hospital on strict bed rest trying to regain fluids. With all of the efforts to save her doll she had no choice but to deliver her baby girl at 23 weeks and one day. This put Stephanie’s life at risk too. She received eight blood transfusions to save her. Miss Olivia Blake is now an angel in Heaven. Stephanie told me, “ We didn’t take a single day pregnant with Blakely for granted because we know how quickly it can be taken away.”
I got to meet their little miracle, Blakely a few weeks ago. My, oh, my! She is beautiful! Seeing Colton, her big brother, excited about her and loving on her, made my heart so happy. While I was holding Blakely during her session, I couldn’t help but thank God for blessing Stephanie and Matt! God is so good y’all!
The Goss Family is doing their best to raise awareness and funds for Premature Birth with The March of Dimes – March for Babies in honor of their Olivia Blake. Please take a moment to view their site and help support research for full term babies! The March for Babies