My husband and I were expecting our first child due June 12, 2016. I was 17 weeks pregnant so we decided to go get an early ultrasound done to find out the gender. When we arrived, we saw our baby on the screen, but he wouldn’t move. His heartbeat was strong, but his amniotic fluid was dangerously low. We were referred to a specialist the next morning. The specialist doctor came in after a very long, detailed ultrasound sound and told us that our baby wasn’t goIng to make it. He told us that our baby had VaCTERLS association. A combination of so many things wrong with his insides that he would most likely not make it after birth or I would even possibly miscarry before our due date. We had to make a very tough decision. We decided that since his brain wasn’t developed enough, we would rather induce labor now to keep him out of pain. I delivered him on Friday, January 6th of 2016.
About a month after all was said and done, I received a Giving Key with the word LOVE. I absolutely loved the story behind the key and what I would get to do with it. It look me 6 months to finally feel the LOVE and finally accept what had happened to our little boy.
A really good friend of mine shared that she was actually pregnant the exact time as me. Our due dates were just days apart, but she ended up miscarrying before 8 weeks. She was devastated and heartbroken. I knew exactly who I needed to pass the key on to. After a few months, she shared with me that she passed on the key to a client of hers that was going through a miscarriage as well and was having a difficult time. Mother’s helping mothers, it makes me smile inside.
We are currently pregnant with our second child due, April 30th, 2018. I am 14 weeks pregnant. It’s scary walking down the same road again, but with LOVE, strength and prayer... all things are possible.