I will never forget that visit on May 18, 2017. I was 20 weeks pregnant and we were going to have our anatomy ultrasound. During the ultrasound, everything was looking great, we had a beautiful healthy baby boy! We were so thrilled. She then told us she had to go get a doctor so we could discuss the ultrasound. That was kinda weird, but we really weren’t worried. Then she came in and told us our baby didn’t have anything below his right elbow and his left arm only had 1 bone in the forearm, when it should have 2. I wasn’t really upset, I didn’t even cry. I really just felt guilty, like it was my fault. What did I do wrong?
God gave me so much strength, and told me my baby is going to be ok. So I just turned it over to Him. -
While I was pregnant, my spouse and I kept going back and forth with names. We just couldn’t agree on anything. His middle name must be a “Z” name, so that in itself was difficult. My spouse said, let’s name him ZEE! I loved it! Now, what should his first name be?? I searched and searched, the name Gabriel just kept standing out. I looked up what the name meant and the meaning was “God is my strength”. So it was settled! Gabriel Zee, expected due date October 14, 2017. -
Throughout my pregnancy, we watched him grow. He stayed kinda small, but I’m only 5 foot, so no one seemed too concerned. He was just gonna be short like his momma.
I went to the doctor on September 19, it had been about a month since our last growth ultrasound and he had only gained 4 ounces! So the doctor decided to go ahead and schedule for induction to be September 20. I was so scared now. I had to keep praying, I didn’t want to give my baby any unneeded stress. -
We went in about 10:30 am, on September 20, 2017. After hours of extra complications and finally getting to start the induction, He came on September 21, 2017 at 1:19 am! I was so relieved! He was here, he was breathing, he was crying! They said everything was great!
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