Nicole De Leon
Mom to Isabella “Bella” Pearl
March 5, 2011 at 37 weeks and 5 day
We found out we were pregnant in July 2010. This was definitely God’s plan. We already had three children at home, a daughter and two sons. We prayed for a little girl.
Our prayers came true on November 5, 2010 when we found out it was indeed a girl. Isabella Pearl was our fourth child. We went to the doctor’s office that day with such great anticipation. As our doctor did the ultrasound we watched the screen intently. She did not come out and tell us, instead we watched her type on the monitor, “It’s a girl!” We immediately began to laugh and shed a few tears. We pictured ribbons, and bows and everything pink. We loved her and wanted her from the minute we found out we were expecting.
Now that I look back, outside the gestational diabetes I had with her and all my other children, the pregnancy was quite easy. On March 4th 2011, I went in for a routine examination. I was 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. One week before we were scheduled to deliver our baby girl Isabella, we discovered that her heart suddenly stopped. Two days earlier, she was alive and healthy with a strong heartbeat. Everything was perfect.
Without explanation or reason, my husband and I delivered a stillborn angel on March 5th 2011. Our future, hopes and dreams came to a crashing halt. The doctors had no answers. They could only speculate that she compressed her cord and cut off her oxygen supply. This was by far the darkest time in our lives.
God gives us His mercy and grace to get through each day. Some days are better than others. We know that God has a greater plan for us and that all things work together for good. Bella has already touched so many people’s lives all over the country, even in other parts of the world. My husband and I desire to reach out to others and help those that have experienced such a great loss. Although our sweet girl never got to open her eyes, she will have an impact in this world. One day I will get to hold my sweet girl, but for now she rests in Jesus’ arms.
Nicole blogs at www.mommyto3plusanangel.wordpress.com
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