Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sharing our sad news with you

As many of you know my wife Patricia and I were expecting our second baby on Monday, March 14thand what was to be one of the happiest days of our lives turned out to be the most tragic.

On early Sunday morning we went to the hospital worried that our baby wasn’t moving as much as normal and an ultrasound confirmed the unimaginable -- our little baby’s heart was no longer beating.  At 2:32am on March 14th, our expected due date, our beautiful baby girl, Noomi (pron. Noh-mi) Elise Dodge, came into our world.  She was perfect and gorgeous weighing 3.5 kg  (7.11 lbs) and measuring 54 cm. The doctor was able to confirm that the cause of the still birth was a rare occurrence of a knot in the umbilical cord that most likely happened the day before Noomi was to be born.  We are devastated and crushed beyond belief and we truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Although Noomi’s time with us was all too short she will forever be in our hearts. Our four year old daughter Néa is an incredible source of strength for us and she is being so brave with everything that has happened.


Chris, Patricia and Néa


  1. Dear Chris

    Words cannot alone express how sorry I am to hear this news.
    Please accept my deepest condolences on this tragic loss in your family.

    In sympathy

    Julia Särki

  2. Dear Chris

    I´m so sorry for your loss.. My deepest condolences. This touched me deeply because I´m expecting my second baby to be born in the Summer.

    In sympathy


  3. Dear Chris,

    I'm sorry for your loss and I send my deepest condolences for you and your family. I wish you all the strength in this difficult time.

    In sympathy,

  4. Dear Chris,

    I'm so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences. Wish you all the strength in this difficult moment.

    In sympathy,


  5. Tiakaisa KarjalainenMarch 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    I´m so sorry for your loss! My deepest condolences and I wish your family with strength to cope through this tragedy.

    - Tiakaisa