We were prepared to lose our son, but of course we hoped for a 1% chance of a miracle. Yesterday was a hello and goodbye to a precious 4 lb baby boy named Joshua. Last week I had posted about others' experiences with stillborns and the advice helped me tremendously. We got wonderful photos from the hospital and NILMDTS, handprints and footprints, read to him and sang to him, saw every part of him and dressed him, kissed him, held him, and loved him for the four hours that we got (he had a short window of time that he had to go to pathology). This was my first time giving birth and what an experience it is. Baby was breach and we had a vaginal delivery without pain medication. Afterward we got to spend 4 hours with our son and our close family got to meet him too.
I have a lot of gratitude to share with this board and how it prepared me for the hardest time in our lives. Our babies are all playing together in heaven with God who is taking great care of them. We can never forget that.
Me: 27 DH: 30 Married in 2011 Baby 1: Stillborn at 27 weeks (April 2014) Baby 2: Due May 2016