After years of trying to conceive, my husband and I received the best surprise, we were pregnant! At 10 weeks gestation, we found out she was girl through genetic testing. I couldn’t be happier. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At my 13 week ultrasound, my baby was diagnosed with Anencephaly- a condition that is incompatible with life. My heart broke in a way that I never thought possible. I grieved for my baby for weeks. I have a 7 year old daughter, and all I wanted was to give her sister or brother.
Then one day I decided not to be sad anymore. I was going to enjoy my baby. Every moment. I bought her clothes, a crib, everything. She was still my baby and I was going to treat her as such. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On 12/22/17, I had a c-section and delivered my little Emma. The doctors predicted she would be alive a few hours, at best. After delivery, she was taken to the NICU, and there she surprised everyone. She fought for her life. She’s a fighter. All the nurses fell in love with her. She was loved and taken very good care of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After 2 weeks, the doctors said she was doing very well, and that we could take her home on hospice care; so we could enjoy every minute with her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On 1/22/18, we took her home. Even when the doctors gave us no hope, I never gave up. Now she’s over a month old. I enjoy every second I have left with her. God has given me the greatest gift. He gave me time. Time with my baby. Time to love her and kiss her and hug her. The day she passes, she will know she was loved and that love was what kept her fighting.

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