Thankful for My Healthy Baby

Thankful for my healthy baby girlAs Evelynne turns 2 months today, I am thankful for our healthy baby girl. Our dear, sweet Evie was a miracle, our rare unicorn because I had a hard time keeping a pregnancy to stick. Before Evie’s pregnancy I had miscarriages and was told that as I age, the harder it was going to be to get a pregnancy to stick. When the lines appeared that I was pregnant, I was skeptical and assumed I would miscarry again.

Every week that we gained, I became a little more excited that this baby would stick. We reached 16 weeks and the doctors started me on a shot to help prevent preterm delivery which I had with both my oldest 2 kids. I began contracting at 17 weeks and put on bedrest. Every week until she reached 24 weeks was a blessing because we needed her to be at least 24 weeks to be delivered and have a chance at survival. My baby girl lasted until 39 weeks!

In my baby mom group, there is the sweetest little boy that is struggling for his life. He was born premature with complications. When he was born, the doctors told the parents he wouldn’t survive more then a few days and that was in October. My heart broke for her as she struggled with this news but that little boy has proved those doctors wrong because today is March 1st and he is still with his mom and dad. Recently, his parents were told he has a heart condition which normally could have surgery to correct and help it but due to his size and condition, they refused to do the surgery. The doctors told the parents that the baby wouldn’t survive. I have cried reading the updates from his mom because I couldn’t image going through this with my kids.

I have seen other parents struggle with diseases their children are suffering from either from knowing them personally, reading their stories on the internet or watching a heart wrenching movie based on their story. This morning, I was participating in my blog sharing with other bloggers and someone posted a video of a little girl making the best of her life though she lives with a rare disease. These kids and families are so strong and inspiring for other to be grateful for everything they have in their lives, especially their health.

In a world filled with scary situations, diseases and people, I am holding my children a little tighter because they are safe and healthy. Today and everyday, I am so grateful that my Evie was born healthy and has continued to stay healthy. I am thankful for the smiles and coos that she gives us. I am thankful for the joy she brings to every moment of everyday for the past 2 months. My baby girl is getting so big so fast!

Please say an extra Prayer for Baby Braydon today because he can use every prayer right now.

Thankful for my HealthyBaby

17 thoughts on “Thankful for My Healthy Baby

  1. I think about this lots lately, as a good friend recently experienced a loss. My thoughts are with your friend, as well as yourself for the struggles you’ve faced.

  2. You have such a precious miracle baby! I am so thankful for my healthy and happy baby girl everyday. I know there are so many out there struggling to even conceive.

  3. You’re so right. When it all comes down to it, health is just the most important thing in this life. You only truly realize that when something’s wrong – so keep up the gratefulness πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely say a prayer for Baby Braydon and his family. When our babies are healthy and have no issues, we sometimes take it for granted and need to remember there are many families not as fortunate.

  5. Hooray and congratulations mama – answered prayers!! I have a lil unicorn baby of my own, and reading your story brings me back to remembering the challenges of spontaneous abortions and more. I am sending you and Evie much love. With blessings and gratitude, Evie (I spell my formal name Evelyn πŸ˜€ PathofPeesence (dot) com

  6. God bless, that must have been so scary for you. I’m happy she is healthy! And also sending prayers and love to baby Braydon!

  7. I’m so excited and happy for you! Having a healthy baby is such a huge deal. She’s so darling too! My unicorn baby has been around for a few years now and it’s been such a joyful experience.

  8. So happy for you. I have a friend who when through a similar experience with her pregnancy and it was really tough for her. So glad everything worked out for you and this beautiful little baby.

  9. So cute baby. Thankful that your baby is healthy. When I was pregnant with my daughter it’s so hard and so nervous especially it’s a first and only my baby. Being a mother, we always make sure that our baby is healthy.

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