The external hard drive is toast! We found out a few days ago that the info is not recoverable. It took Mommy a few days to even post it because it is so disappointing. We can send it away but it would cost at least $500 to $1000 to get the pictures off of it. There were over 2500 pictures of me on there and 20 or so videos. We still have the videos on another computer and all of my newborn pictures but everything else is just gone. The only thing keeping Mommy sane is the fact that we have 20 photo albums of me with most of those pictures in them but the only photos we have from November 1 to January 10th are the ones we posted on my blog. What makes Mommy so sad about that is the fact that we lost all the other birthday and Christmas pictures that were not posted, and there were a lot!
We are trying not to dwell on it and start a new collection of photos. It was a hard lesson to learn so please everyone backup your external hard drives too, which seems to defeat the point of having one but apparently you should anyways! Here is a shot from our new collection.