Hello! My name is Michelle Robertson, but my friends and family call me Micci. Thank you for wanting to know more about Angel Gowns for Dignity. This organization is near and dear to my heart on so many levels. I was born and raised here in Santa Maria, California. Raised in a large family with many cousins and myself, I knew that I wanted more then one child. I graduated high school and started working for a veterinarians office. I have a love for all animals. I now work part time at a veterinarians office that I have been with for 6 years. I married my best friend, Josh Robertson in 1999. In 2000 I found out that I was pregnant with our first child. All went great with my pregnancy. My doctor told me I was boring, HA! We had a beautiful healthy baby girl, named Randi Lynn on April 13, 2001. We were over joyed and so blessed to have her, of course like most people we also wanted a boy. In December 2003 we found out we were going to have another baby. We were so excited! The first 4 months went as planned. Then I had complications, went to the doctor and to make a long story short our baby#2, yes our BOY, was very sick and not expected to make it. We were heart broken! I was 5 months along and delivered Jesse Douglas on May 15, 2004, whom passed away before I delivered him. He was diagnosed with “non-immune fetal hydrops”. We were devastated, but we were assured that this was a fluke thing and most likely wouldn’t happen again. After taking time to re-group and recover from our heart break, we gave birth to another beautiful healthy baby girl in 2006 named Alexandra “Alex”. We were relieved to have another healthy pregnancy and baby. After much debate we decided to try again for our baby boy. We went into it thinking all would be well. In February of 2009 we had another positive pregnancy test and were so excited as were our girls to have another sibling. At about 20 weeks I went to my specialist to have a routine check and to find out the gender of the baby. At that appointment with my parents and girls, the doctor discovered that this baby was also sick and not going to make it. Our Angel Baby, Logan Lee was born sleeping July 28, 2009. She was diagnosed with the same disease as her big brother. Tests after tests were done and we finally discovered that there was a genetic link between my husband and myself that was causing this “non-immune fetal hydrops” (excess of fluid present under their skin and around their heart and lungs) to occur. We were again devastated beyond belief. Come to find out at this point we had a 50/50 chance of having a healthy baby every pregnancy. I decided that it was probably best to stop trying to get pregnant again. We had many talks with our doctors after an early 9 week miscarriage after Logan was delivered, that we decided to take one last chance and try for our baby boy. Doctors were behind our decision and our quest for our healthy boy continued. I got pregnant again very quick after the early miscarriage in 2011, and at 8 weeks started the doctor visits. They were going to watch us very closely every week. At that first 8 week appointment we went in for an ultra sound and found out that we were having twins. You could say we were in shock, ha ha! This pregnancy was the longest, most stressful pregnancy of them all! After 7 months of bed rest I delivered very healthy twin BOYS on July 16, 2012… Our miracle boys and our family was complete!
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