At 36 weeks pregnant, I was swabbed for GBS Meningitis -like every other pregnant woman does -and it came back negative. She was perfectly healthy when born at 38.6 weeks. 4 days after birth she started grunting and refusing her bottles and sleeping all day/all night. She then stopped breathing and was airlifted to the hospital.

She ended up having Meningitis and it affected her brain. They said it was severe and that they didn’t expect her to make it through the night. She spent 59 days in the NICU and striving day by day. She was diagnosed with Microcephaly, GBS Meningitis, severe brain damage, hydrocephalus, hypertension and seizure disorder. In a few months I will find out if she has Cerebral Palsy. She’s in the hospital monthly and stays for about a week.

I felt extremely sad when they told my about everything that she has. I cried for days and days until I realized that God made me her mom for a reason. He knew that I could handle it. And I can. I absolutely love every single thing about her. I constantly learn more and more things about her each day. I spend hours searching the internet to learn more about her diagnoses and ways that I can just be there to support her each step of the way. I wouldn’t trade my life for the world.

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