I have never been more grateful to take a newborn’s pictures as I have Lincoln’s. Heather was updating me throughout her pregnancy and it was so unbelievable. Lincoln is such a miracle, I would explain why but I took this from Heathers blog, so you can hear the story straight from his mom. Lincoln is their fourth baby in four years. I’m so happy that things turned out the way they did, I love this little family…..I have been photographing them all since the oldest was a few months old.
“It was the most amazing feeling to finally get to hold him in my arms. Everyday I look at him and I am humbled and grateful for the experience we went through during his pregnancy. We didn’t really tell anyone we were pregnant for some time because the pregnancy started out so rocky. I am just going to give the short version of his journey here. I started having complications around 5 weeks and thought for sure I was going to miscarry. After going to the doctor they put me on bed rest for a torn placenta. After going back the doctor thy realized that I had 2 sacks. It wasn’t for a couple weeks after that they were able to see the fetal pole of the twin that didn’t make it. We were sad but concerned because the sac that Lincoln was in was measuring too small and not growing from week to week. The empty sac however continued to grow. After many ultrasounds and some visits to the high risk doctors they determined around 10 weeks that Lincoln had no amniotic fluid in his sac and that in this situation the baby never lives. We were given a couple of options 1- carry the baby until I have a miscarriage 2- induce a miscarriage 3- or there was the potential that I could carry him full term and he would be a still born or only live for a couple minutes. It was a very emotional time. We tried to gather as much information as we could and from what we were told the scenario was very black and white. About 2 weeks after given this news I went in for another ultra-sound to the perinatologist. I told him that I thought I had seen his legs kicking into the other sac earlier at my doctors appointment that day. He told me in so many words that there is no way that happens. After an hour and a half long ultrasound and a couple more opinions all the doctors left the room scratching their heads. . . it was true that Lincoln’s legs were kicking into the other sac. We were then given a whole other list of problems that could develop but we were given hope. Over the course of the next couple weeks Lincoln moved into the other sac where there was plenty of fluid. According to the doctors there was no way this could have happened but it did. At his 18 week ultrasound we counted 10 fingers and 10 toes. Everything looked to be functioning normal and we were told that his ultrasound looked just like a normal 18 week one. The rest of the pregnancy was just “normal” and with every ultrasound he looked great and the membrane that was dividing the two sacks disappeared. At delivery there was nothing abnormal and he is perfect. He truly is our miracle baby and even though the doctors said he wasn’t supposed to make it he did. We love him so much and everyday I look at him I am reminded of the miracle he is and that we are truly being watched over. We love you Lincoln Jay!!”
Aren’t you just in love with this little fighter? Just kicked his way into the other sac because his was no good. AMAZING. He is such a beautiful baby boy.