Hello Everyone,

This is Marley, she is 10 months old and 10lbs 4oz she is the most delightful, easy going little girl, we are from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Marley made her appearance into the world on April 18, 2011, weighing 5 lbs 1oz. She arrived with a planned induction due to knowing she was on the smaller side, we had a short stay in the hospital, a few questions were asked by doctors “does she look like your other daughter” but I was not overly concerned, she had a different nose than my daughter but the same big blue eyes so we headed home with no second thought of it. Over the next 3-4 months we battled with weight gain, we were in and out of doctor offices trying to figure out why she was not gaining, finally she was put on a high calorie formula and that seemed to help, we all just thought she was meant to be smaller than the average baby. Then I noticed she wasn’t meeting milestones, and before I knew it, her first seizure happened and landed us in hospital for 5 days. Every test under the sun was done and nothing showed up that gave us any specific reason why the seizure had happened. Next was the genetic testing and in early December we got the news that Marley had WHS. It was the piece of the puzzle that was missing, the slow weight gain, the seizure, her unique little look, her hoarse little cry, her bum dimple, ย her high tolerance for pain,ย it all made sense now.

Now we are here, I came across this site when I first started trying to gather information about WHS and I have been checking back weekly ever since, your stories have helped me with questions and given me strength knowing I’m not the only one out there. My family and I look forward to being a part of this wonderful site.
We will keep you posted on Miss Marley



6 Responses to Marley

  1. Kristy says:

    Hi Ebony and Marley! Welcome to the WHS family! I first want to say that Marley is completely adorable. I am glad that you found this site, it is a wonderful way for us all to come together. I look forward to hearing more about Miss Marley.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Kristy

  2. Laurie says:

    Welcome Marley and Ebony! You have entered a “circle of trust” here that is unlike any other~ we are a family, and we will support you in every way possible. Marley is gorgeous, and I am looking forward to getting to know her more as she grows. xo

  3. Ross says:

    Welcome to the ‘family’ – and thanks for sharing your story so far. My own daughter, Mia, is only a few months older than Marley, so I can relate to a lot of what you write. Please keep us posted!

  4. Carol-Anne says:

    What a beautiful little girl.
    This site has been so good for us and given so much hope. I can’t wait to hear how Marley and you get on. Stay strong!

  5. Evelina says:

    Welcome to the Family!! I just recently joined myself, I’m from Ontario ๐Ÿ™‚ God Bless your little one. Look forward to hearing more ๐Ÿ™‚
    Antonella (Evelina’s Mom)

  6. Ebony says:

    thanks for the warm welcome everyone, will keep you updated ๐Ÿ™‚

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