Goodbye Ava Marie Cadeau
I'm sorry if this post sounds very impersonal, but I cannot muster up any more strength to elaborate or provide more details. Below is a copy of an email I have sent my friends to let everyone know what has happened to my husband and I.
I’m writing to let you know that I went into labour and gave birth to Ava Marie Cadeau on Thursday April 14th, at 2:11 PM in the afternoon through a crash Cesarean delivery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Ava was perfectly beautiful. She weighed 6 lbs 6 oz with a full head of curly brown hair.
Ava’s heart rate was very low at birth and a team of expert pediatricians and nurses did their best to save her. Unfortunately they were not able to help.
She was in our arms until she passed away at 9:30 PM that evening.
Although Ava’s life was too short, it was a life that consisted of only love, kisses and hugs all while resting peacefully against the warmth of my bosom.
We are holding a small ceremony to put Ava to rest on Wednesday April 20th and she will be surrounded by the love of her immediate family.
If anybody would like to honour Ava’s memory please release a balloon into the air as we will be doing the same following the ceremony in her honour.
Here are some pictures of our beautiful baby girl. Please help keep her memory alive.