A few of our readers mentioned that they would love to read some personal posts too! So I thought I would share something I found over at LADY BUG MAMMA OF 2 that really touched me.
I am sorry that I am posting my 1st one on such an emotional subject, but it is something that I wanted to share with my wonderful friends I have made by blogging. It's always nice to share and support one another.
Below is a very touching song "I Would Die For That" on YouTube that you have to watch.
But first why it hit home for me and my family....
My hubby and I first met when we were 15 and 16. We dated all through High School and College. We were married at 20 and 21. Very happy and excited about starting our life as a married couple and wanted a family as soon as we could get pregnant. After many months of trying with no luck, we went to the doctor. I was told that I was unable to get pregnant because my thyroid did not work properly. They refused any fertility treatment until I was on medication for at least 1 year. That was a long and dreadful wait. We tried to stay positive until the day came to see the specialist. Once we started all the testing, it wasn't looking so good. I had a tilted uterus, thyroid issues and found out that my body was rejecting my husbands little swimmers. I cried. Can you imagine. I thought oh gosh we aren't compatible. Which I knew was just silly.
Anyway, they prescribed me CLOMID and waited for the right time to take it. My Dad is a nutritionist, after telling him all that the Doctors said, he suggested both my hubby and I take additional vitamins A, C and E. ACE like a spike in Volleyball my Dad told me. He was still remembering me play and giving me Volleyball terms. Too cute Dad!
So after a month of taking the vitamins, I got PREGNANT with my 1st. A little boy. YEAH! I promptly returned the expensive RX. The pharmacy was so excited for us. My second pregnancy came easily and we were thrilled to find out it was TWINS. But 2 weeks later lost one of them. That was very hard. But I still had my sweet girl 6 months later. My third was again a TWIN pregnancy and once again, I lost 1, and had another precious girl 5 months later.
Then my fourth was an adventure all in itself. We got pregnant with no problems. It was like clockwork. Everything was great, then had extreme pain 5 weeks before her due date. We signed forms and said, "something is wrong, please do the c-section now!" They did and our little girl had a TRUE knot in her cord. The doctors said she would have not made it through the night if we hadn't done the surgery. We were relieved but scared soon after because she stopped breathing. Her little lungs were not fully developed and needed 3 doses of serfactent (SP?). After 45 min. of CPR, the doctors stopped. They couldn't do anymore.
The doctor told me as they were taking out the tubes and getting her ready to see my husband and I for goodbyes, she began to breathe again. (I still get goose bumps and tear up over this) She was paralyzed to be on a osillator, had a blood transfusion, then put on a ventilator as she improved, eeg and ekg tests, ct scans, then jaundice and lastly had learn how to eat. After all that she was able to go home a healthy baby 2 weeks later. CRAZY, I know. They sent us home with a sleep apnea machine for our security and home nurse visits. She is now 5 and as wild as can be. All of our babies are now 10, 8, 7 and 5 now.
We are so BLESSED!
I hope I didn't bore you too much with all my writing. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did. It helped me remember how lucky and fortunate we are to have our beautiful family today!
I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories too.