Mom to Hunter Grace
Born still on December 17th, 2009
My husband and I were so excited to find out that we were expecting baby number 3 in September 2009. We already had two girls 5 and 2 1/2 years old.
Everything was going great. I was hardly sick and feeling good. At 12 weeks we went to the doctors and her (at the time we didn’t know the sex) heartbeat was great and she was growing well. On 11/24/2009 I had an ultrasound to check to make sure my due date was right. She was doing great. I love seeing her move all around and seeing her heart beat. the next couple weeks were great I started to feel her move. I loved her little butterfly movements.
On December 16, 2009 we went to the doctors for our 16 week check up and then it happened– the doctor tried and tried to find her heart beat. My heart stopped I just knew. He said that she could be hiding and let’s go have an ultrasound. He left the room for a few minutes and I lost it I looked at my husband and said she’s gone!
The doctor takes us to ultrasound and when he started I saw her heart and there was no movement. He told us her heart had stopped! He wanted a second option so went over to the hospital to have another ultrasound. The nurse was very nice. The nurse did the ultrasound and told us the same thing my doctor did. Our sweet little one has passed away. So we went to the doctors to find out whats next. He said I had a very late miscarriage. My husband and I decide to have labor induced with our little one so we can hold her and love her and say good-bye.
The next day we went to have our sweet angel. It was a very long day. I had the best nurse. She was so kind and loving and helped me so much. My husband was so strong, I knew he was trying to cope the best he could and be my rock. At 9:35pm our sweet angel came into the world and went to heaven. She was so little 6 inches and 2 ounces. She was perfect!! We spent about hour with her. Boy did I fall in love. We have a couple of photos and prints of her feet. We have no idea why she went to heaven but I am truly blessed for the 17 weeks we had her in our life!! My husband and I have welcomed a baby boy almost one year to the date to her birthday. He was born 12/6/10. It has been two years and every day I miss her and I am truly grateful for the time I had with her. I am truly blessed to be her mom!
You can reach Alisha at firstname.lastname@example.org