We don't often think about life's twists and turns until we come face to face with them and truly realize that the plan you thought you had....is not the plan that is right in front of you.
This was a second pregnancy for me and our whole family was overjoyed in every way -my first pregnancy with our son, several years prior, had a couple of blips along the way but was full term and our son was born seven and a half pounds. This second pregnancy started off great and with each passing month the anticipation of my November 15th due date became more and more exciting. We were all counting down the days!
Things got a bit stressful when at around 26 weeks I tested positive for gestational diabetes. Of course a change of diet and some nutritional guidance and medical observation were put into place. I, as well as other family members were concerned but we all managed to keep things in check... until that is on an early Friday morning at 33 weeks when something just didn't feel right. My body began telling me that I needed to go the hospital. I had cramping and pain and just felt different then I knew I should.
When I reached the OB emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital, I was told that my blood pressure was " dangerously high" and that I was going to have the baby that day! Needless to say, my emotions, as well as my husbands, began to escalate and fluctuate in every direction possible. Knowing very well that stress could really play a very negative role in the successful delivery of my son, it was imperative that I try my best to keep things as stable as possible. Not easy at all when faced with fear, anxiety and the unknown.
Pre-eclampsia was the diagnosis that led to a seven week early delivery of our 4 pound 2 ounce baby boy. Our " baby boy" as he is lovingly called until his official name will be given has been nurtured and cared for these past 5 weeks by a loving and very caring group of nurses and doctors in the NICU at Good Sam. Our family is very, very grateful and appreciative. It has been an emotional roller coaster for all of us but thank G-d he is progressing well.
Our minds know he is where he belongs. Our hearts struggle. I go back and forth a couple of times daily to hug, hold and feed our precious child.
Coming home without our baby every day for the past 5 weeks continues to be extremely painful.
Our community has rallied and supported us - it's not easy to know what we need when we are faced with the unknown. Today we were given an amazing gift. With a full heart and immense appreciation we would like to thank Bracha from Its A Miracle photography. Bracha you have given us a gift from your heart - an amazing gift of the most beautiful pictures. You took a very difficult situation and brought excitement and beauty! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
Sometimes the plans we make don't necessarily go the way we hope for....but in the end our little boy was really excited to join our family and just couldn't wait to meet his mom, dad and big brother. Baby boy we can't wait to have you home soon! To all the families going through their own challenges our hearts are with you!
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