Well Hello There! - Aria MacDonald

Well Hello There!

Yes the Womans Day article came out today.  There was something very surreal about standing in the line at Pak n Save reading about yourself!  Aria looks so cute in the pictures!! :)

If you are new to Aria’s site – Hello There!  This is where we keep everyone up to date with the interesting goings on in our life.  You are welcome to come with us on our journey to give our little girl the chance to eat and live.  It is an exciting and sometimes difficult one.  Just yesterday a friend of mine shaved off her long locks for Aria and raised $1000!! That is exciting!

I guess the next big interesting goings on (does that sound right?) will be the birth of our second baby.  You might notice the bump in the picture.  Well the bump is still a bump and due any day now!!  We are very excited about him/her (we don’t know what gender the baby is) and looking forward to the arrival.

We should also learn early next year when we are heading off to transplant.

Aria is really well at the moment and we are hoping to stay out of hospital for awhile, at least 2 months would be nice.  She is such a joy and we just love having her well and at home!

Thanks for stopping by!

8 Responses to “Well Hello There!”

  1. Flea says:

    Good luck with the impending arrival of your new wee one :) .

    It was great seeing you again at the fundraiser, It was fun shopping especially seeing it was going towards such a fantasic cause.

    Off to buy the womans weekly now

    Take Care

    Leah (aka Flea)

  2. Lisa says:

    Awesome to hear all is going great for you guys and Aria is well!!! How lovely of your friend to shave off her hair to raise funds for Aria!!! Looking forward to news of your new son or daughter having arrived!!! Hope you are keeping well, you sound great, take it easy and enjoy your last few days as mum to one!!! (you will love being mum to two just as much!!)
    Lisa

  3. Jill says:

    I know all too well the heartbreak of watching a child suffer with an illness. I lost my son, Alexander James, on 29 March 2004 at the age of five due to complications from an inherited terminal deletion of the X chromosome. He was a fighter – he had to be, as he had a hard battle just to live as long as he did.

    I saw an ad in the Property Post and made the donation and thought I’d check out your web site. I truly hope you can get the funds you need – it is so, so hard to watch someone you love so much suffer.

    I could afford to make a larger donation, but I am hesitant to do it through a text. If you’d like to e-mail me details, I might be able to do something a little more. It won’t be $1000 (what a wonderful friend!) but I can certainly swing more than $3.

    Best wishes,
    Jill

  4. Lekita says:

    The pics look great. Its always odd to see someone you know in print through. When I showed my other half he couldn’t beleive that a ‘sick’ child could look so happy and healthy! Keeping fingers crossed for a fast and easy delivery of number 2.

  5. Lisa says:

    Ps… just saw the article!! It was excellent and yes, Aria was gorgeous!! Anita, you look truly fabulous for a well pregnant lady!! Hope that you have a wonderful birth!!! Heres hoping that you gets a great response from the article!! My donations will keep coming! I am so looking forward to the day when all your families love, perserverence and hard work pays off, and Aria has the chance she deserves. (and gets to taste chocolate!!! now there will be a great photo!!)

  6. Samantha says:

    You all look gorgous in the Womans Day article. Well done on sharing your story and journey. Here’s hoping you all stay well away from hospital for a couple of months (even with the birth of baby!).

    I agree with the comment above – it’s hard to believe Aria is such a sick girl when she looks so amazingly well – such a credit to her attentive and loving parents that she is doing so well. And I know it is very hard work keeping her so well.

    Much love always.
    (Lara sat on the couch and patted the pics of Aria and giggled so I think she recognised her!!)

  7. Jess says:

    I never buy the Womans Day mags, but thought I would as you guys were going to be in it. What gorgeous photos of you 3! You wouldn’t even think Aria was unwell as she looks so happy in the pics :) Hamish and Anita, you have done such an amazing job bringing Aria up to be such a happy joyful wee girl. You must be over the moon about the pending birth of your second child. Have a wonderful birth Anita, and good luck with your first encounter with the meconium Nappy!!!

  8. Gabes says:

    Anita it was so great to meet you at the fundraiser. Wasnt it surreal watching the hair come off?
    I am hoping to buy the mag this weekend, since silly me bought last weeks copy ….doh.

    Can’t wait to hear your exciting news. Wishing you all the very best for the last few days of your pregnancy and hope you get to rest up before No2 arrives. Am thinking of you

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