9 Months

This day 9 months ago started like this…And ended like this… 

 Happy 9 month birthday to my little Luca in Heaven. Time flies. I don’t like it.

This day 9 months ago also kicked off our first fundraiser by a lady we didn’t even know at the time. Those little red beaded bracelets you see floating around worldwide, all strung one by one, by hand… 
 We do really love seeing them, even 9 months later!

Today, we went to CHLA for a fetal echo on baby Noelle. Our perinatalogist said everything looked good with her heart, but referred us to the cardiologist for the final say.

After a 45 minute echo and a meeting with Luca’s cardiologist, Dr. Pruetz, we were told everything looked great. We don’t have to go back! 

This was my first time back to CHLA since everything happened with Luca. Dr. Pruetz talked about Luca by name, we saw familiar faces, and got to meet with one of our favorite nurses Luca had, Carlos. We even got to visit the room where Luca spent his life. Sounds weird, but it was nice to have a bit of closure, especially since we don’t have to go back to that place again. (!!!!!!!)

Who knows if these blog posts circulate their way around, but if they do – to all the wonderful people who took such great care of us and Luca at CHLA, thank you. I cannot say it enough. 

We have some exciting stuff coming for this little LucaKnowsHeart movement, so stay tuned. And thank you for continuing to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

And to my sweet Luca – I wish I could hold you for just one more day.  

4 thoughts on “9 Months

  1. When I know I am going to have a challenging day I wear my bracelet to remind me of the strength and fight little Luca had. I keep his life and you and Aj close to me. With so much love ❤️

  2. Congrats on the great news for Noelle! I wear my bracelet on every game day. I also wear it to work so I can tell my students about Luca and the hard work you & AJ do to help others! Bless you all. ❤

  3. Aj & Megan-

    We are huge fans and season tix members of the Galaxy! Congrats on baby Noelle!

    We wanted to reach out and thank you for sharing your journey with Luca. We are 20 weeks and although have had medical concerns since early on and up until this point, we recently have recieved the news that our baby has a congenital heart defect (along with several other severe medical issues) with very poor prognosis.

    Although we wont be able to bring our little guy with us to the games next season like we hoped..your story allows us to be hopeful that we will someday have our family and be able to bring our little one to the games with us.

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