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A Little More About Me

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Well as you probably already know, I'm 22, will be 23 on May 29. I am taken. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 3 years. July 10th is our anniversary. We have been together for almost 5 years total. We have had many struggles with pregnancy and starting a family. Shortly after we got married I suffered a miscarriage at 9 weeks. We were devastated and couldn't believe it. Well about 4 months later we found out we were expecting again. We were thrilled! Everything was going great and at 18 weeks we found out we were having a boy! My husband was ecstatic, as was I. Little did we know, almost 2 months later, at 25 weeks, I would go into labor with him. The doctors had to preform an emergency C-section. Our little Jeffrey was 1 pound, 14 ounces and was just perfect. He was transferred to another hospital, because of his condition, about an hour away from me. I hated being so far from him when I knew he needed me. My doctor kept me informed on how he was doing, as did my husband, who was having to drive back and forth between hospitals. I was told the first 3 days were the most critical for Jeffrey and that if he made it past that it would be wonderful. Only, he didn't. Only 36 hours after being born our little angel couldn't fight it any longer, and he left us to go to a better place. My heart was ripped right out of my chest. At 20 years old, I was going to have to bury my son. My husband and I were just torn to pieces. We were living a nightmare. Time has made it a little easier to bare, but the pain is still there. We know that he is no longer suffering and he is happier than ever right where he is at. We also know that we will see him again one day, along with our other baby we miscarried. And now, here we are almost 2 years later with a precious daughter, who was born at 36 weeks, and is perfectly healthy. There were some complications when I went into labor with her. My uterus ruptured and I had to have a hysterectomy the same day she was born. The doctors told us they had no idea how she survived, but I do. Our baby girl was meant to be here and God sent her to us for a reason. I hate that I cannot have anymore children, but maybe it's a blessing from God that I can't because He knows how much pain I have already been through. I have my 2 angels in heaven, my living miracle here on earth, my husband, family, and friends and that's all I need. And of course God. I would be nowhere without Him.

I know this doesn't pertain to weight loss, but I thought I'd give people a chance to know me a little better.

Have a great day!
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  • v WGLADDEN
    Thank you! I strive to be the best mom I can to my daughter.
    1173 days ago
  • v LOVELY_DAR
    Thank you for sharing your story. You have been through so much and your faith is awesome! Im sure you are an amazing mommy. God bless you and your family :)
    1174 days ago
  • v WGLADDEN
    Aww. Bless her heart. God has a reason for everything though. I'm sure she is a wonderful stepmom. And thank you so much!
    1174 days ago
  • v DARLENEK04
    So sorry to hear of the sorrows that you and your husband have had, and
    so very thankful for the little miracle who brings you such joy.
    I had one miscarriage as did my daughter and she could never have any more.
    She has Asthma and other health issues, so she accepted that God meant for
    her to take a different path, and she raised 3 stepsons.

    Blessings on you and your family,
    DarleneK
    1175 days ago
  • v CAKAROO
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    1177 days ago
  • v WGLADDEN
    Thank you Pam and Emma! I would not have made it through it without my faith, family, and husband.
    1177 days ago
  • v EMMALICORRIGAN
    Wow if you could go through this ... you can lose any amount of weight.
    My mom has many miscarriages in between each of my brothers and sisters. She always said those little angles will stay with her for the rest of her life. Looking out for her and us.

    1177 days ago
  • v SLIMPAM23
    Gosh - You have lived through A LOT in your short life. I hate to hear about the hysterectomy at such a young age - but I'm sure God has a plan.
    Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us. You are a very strong young lady.
    Pam
    1177 days ago
  • v WGLADDEN
    Thank you, 57OLDS!
    1177 days ago
  • v 57OLDS
    Thank you for sharing your story. Your little angels will show you signs that they are watching over you and your family. Good luck on your journey and God's Blessings to you.
    1177 days ago
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