Beating the Odds

Our family has definitely been blessed on many occasions, especially when it comes to our children.  I have been pregnant 3 times and each has been at-risk. I am so grateful to be able to tell our story and have 2 healthy children and being on our journey to have another healthy baby! #Proudmommy

me and my handsome boys

me and my handsome boys

Our first born, Marley, was only surviving in utero on a 2 vessel umbilical cord when normal babies have a 3 vessel cord. I had to be induced a week before my due date to prevent any complications. With the intentions of having an all natural vaginal birth, Marley started to go into distress (his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck) and I had to be rushed to have an emergency cesarean section.  I was in a panic and all I can think about is “There goes my all natural birth plan and sculpted stomach!” He was born a healthy 6lbs 11oz. No major complications for him and we were able to go home in 3 days. Now, he is a healthy vibrant 4 year old who is very smart and athletic and an awesome big brother! #ourhandsomemarleyman

Marley 2 days old

Marley 2 days old

 

Marley 4 years old

Marley 4 years old

 

On Wednesday, March 27 2013 @ 4:07pm our 2nd born, Garvey, was born I was only 22 weeks and 6 days, he was 465 grams (which is 1.02lbs-he was about the size of a water bottle), his eyes were still fused shut, his skin was paper thin and he had to stay in the NICU for 130 days (numbers I will never forget). Now, he is a vibrant healthy busy 21 month old who is the pickiest eater I know and has a charming smile (he is truly a ladies man)!  #garveyoursouljah

Garvey Gratitude

Garvey 24 hours old (2010)

Garvey 23 months

Garvey 23 months (2015)

Now, I’m 33 weeks pregnant with our 3rd baby, Zora, and I’m on bed rest in the hospital because I have an incompetent cervix. I have been 2cm dilated since I was 24 weeks and I have been on bed rest for a total of 9 weeks-the first 2 weeks spent at home and the last 7 weeks (and counting) spent at the hospital.  As I lay in the hospital bed awaiting the arrival of princess Zora, despite being in this situation I am so grateful and I am reminded of how powerful the higher powers that be are and that everything is going to be ok. So, I’m calm and relaxed and thankful! #PrincessZora 

Zora inutero 24 weeks

Zora inutero 24 weeks

pregnant with zora 32 weeks
pregnant with zora 32 weeks

 

2 comments

  1. Kiesla says:

    I had a similar situation with both pregnancies. I have type 1 diabetes so i was already high risk, with Khloe I was induced because my placenta failed. Aiden just came 5 weeks early

    • Serenity Rain says:

      Thanks for sharing your story Sistar @kiesla, one it’s phenomenal how amazing the female body is—to be able to carry, sustain and give life. Two it’s amazing how resilient our babies can be to overcome and thrive through a difficult entry into the world! We are definitely blessed!!! Thanks again for sharing your amazing story!!!

      Love, Peace & Happiness,
      Serenity Rain

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