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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why We Walk Wednesday! Baby Jase

I was blessed with two pink lines after struggling with infertility! We were so excited, we just could not believe that it only took one try of IVF and that it would be smooth sailing from here on out. July 20, 2013, at our 20 week ultrasound we were surprised by the radiologist telling us that we needed to go to L&D to make sure I wasn't in active labor due to my cervix beginning to shorten, but our baby boy was happy and healthy. After 4 hours of being monitored, I was cleared by my OB to go home on bed rest and that everything looked good, but I needed to follow up with a Maternal and Fetal specialist for further evaluation and monitoring. After following up with them they informed me that I was in pre-term labor and that they could not tell me when exactly I would go but they would start steroid injections to prepare Baby Jase's lungs for an early delivery.

August 9, 2013, would be a date I would never forget just 2 days after that appointment at 23 weeks and 5 days, at 9:00 pm I started feeling just not right but not in any pain, so off we went to Labor & Delivery to be checked out. After my arrival the nurse checked me (I will never forget the expression on her face, the look of horror), and she then informed the other nurse to call the doctor in now. All I remember is seconds later I was upside down and the nurse telling me that I was fully dilated and my water was bulging. I have never prayed so hard in my life, I just wanted to be able to hold him in there for just days or weeks. Baby Jase had his own agenda and was way to impatient and wanted to meet his mommy and daddy- 36 hours later our beautiful baby boy arrived, Jase Michael weighing 1lb 8 ozs 14.5 inches long. Hearing his first and last little cry was the sweetest thing, but saddest also. We were holding an angel three hours later. Holding him in my arms while he was taking his last breath was so hard but so beautiful, he was not suffering and he was not in any pain. A piece of my heart left with him and there is not a day that I do not think of him, he will forever be with us.

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