Friday June 14th did not turn out as I expected. The Tuesday before I had some mild spotting, it was never anything much and was a normal pregnancy occurrence.
I decided to call my midwife for my own peace of mind to see what she thought. She decided it would be best to head to the ER to be checked. We arrived at the ER and checked in. I was 19 weeks and 3 days.
They found a heartbeat right away. Hearing the heartbeat immediately put me at ease.
At 6 PM, a new nurse came in and gave me water for the ultrasound. A few minutes later I started to feel a few twinges of pain. In the next half hour, there was no doubt in my mind that I was in labor.
I was bawling my eyes out at this point because of the pain and all of the emotions. I was not mentally prepared to go through labor and everything in me was fighting it.
Right away, the ultrasound tech found his heartbeat for me, which was encouraging. She wasn’t able to tell me anything else.
At this point there was no break between the contractions, they were intense.
I wouldn’t give up hope yet, but I knew that I was losing my baby. At this point everything was blurry. The doctor sat down beside me on the bed and told me that we were going to be delivering our baby.
I immediately started bawling and asked if there was any other option. She was so very kind. She apologized over and over.
He was born at 9:42 PM and was handed right to me. I was crying so hard at this point but he was perfect.
He was fully formed and I could see his heart beating in his tiny chest. Joshua and I both held him and cried as we looked at our perfect, tiny son.
I held him and cuddled him while his heart was beating and will always cherish those memories.
We still don’t know why or how this happened but in his short life of just a few minutes, he has touched more lives than I ever could have imagined. Just because the child within can not be seen by us, does not mean that it is a blob of cells.[Tweet “Just because the child within can not be seen by us, does not mean that it is a blob of cells.”]
Walter was perfectly formed and very active in the womb. I may never know why, but it is a comfort to know where he is and that I will see him again.”
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