Mom to Tate David

June 7, 2011 – July 30, 2011

Birmingham, Alabama

After our son was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, with the finding after an amnio, we were told he may not make through pregnancy, and if he did somehow make through pregnancy that the possibility of him living through birth wasn’t very good. If we did have time with him, it might only be for minutes, possibly a few hours.

The thing our doctors failed to realize was that I serve a Mighty God! He is the Ultimate Healer and Greatest Physician! While we did prepare for anything and everything, it wasn’t easy! Ups and downs were ever present in our lives, but so was the Lord! He carried us through every up and down!

Our son lived 53 beautiful days AT home! We planned to only have comfort care. We know that this isn’t everyone’s choice, but it was the right choice for us. On the day Tate was born, everything seemed “normal”. We had a very peaceful room and amazing nurses! THe moment to meet our son was here, to only have our worst fear come true. He was born without a heartbeat. BUT after four of the longest minutes of our lives, Tate began to breathe! We didn’t know what the Lord had in store for us, all we knew that our son was ALIVE. He shocked every doctor when he went home. Although we were over the moon, we were moment by moment with him. We had hospice care come in to help us. Every day had their challenges and I NEVER slept, but those were the best 53 days of my life. Every week we had a birthday party; he made it all the way to 7! We feel so blessed by his life!

Read more about his life and how he changed ours at our blog:

This will take you to a the post that have the label about Tate, but Feel free to look around further into the blog to see even after his life, he is still effecting my everyday! Even though every odd was aginst us from the begining, nothing can compares to the love he gave us! Some days are harder than others but Hope is still in my heart!

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  1. Cricket,

    I’m so sorry about Tate. He was so handsome! Two months ago I lost my son, Kaleb, to trisomy 18. He only lived for 6 days. Thank you for posting here and including the link to your blog. It has helped so much to read about other people who have gone through the same thing.

    • Angela,
      Im so sorry about your sweet Kaleb! Im so glad you found our blog. I was so shocked at how little there is to know about tri-18, atleast on a “mommy” level.
      Thank you the encouragement as well! 6 months have passed and there are day I feel like Im at day one. So thank you!

      • Cricket,

        Thanks for the reply! I haven’t been on here in a while. I will keep you in my prayers!


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