This Is My Miracle.... What's Yours?

My Little Miracle Baby - My son Jet Brian, who was born on January 9th of this year.
@megs85 (3142)
Australia
March 23, 2008 8:02am CST
My son is a miracle. When I found out I was pregnant last year, my other half and I were thrilled. A brother or sister for our eldest son Kai Douglas. At the first ultrasound we were SHOCKED when they revealed we were expecting TWINS! And then at the next ultrasound a few weeks later we were STUNNED to learn that it was actually TRIPLETS that I was pregnant with. Eight weeks into the pregnancy I miscarried. Whilst at the hospital (haemerroghing- however you spell it), they did another ultrasound which showed that I had lost two of the little ones but there was still one little tacker holding on. At that stage they weren't sure if it would make it. Apparently it's really rare to miscarry one or two fetus' in amultiple pregnancy and keep one or two alive. For weeks we waited to see what would happen.... noone could tell us!When I hit 12 weeks and he was still hanging on, I felt safe. Nine months later when he was born I was ecstatic!Jet Brian, born on January 9th 2008 weighing a tiny 5lb 3oz, is my son, and my miracle. Because he fought against all odds to stay with me. Because even when he was being delivered he had to fight, because the cord weas wrapped tightly around his neck. Because he never gave up!What's your miracle?
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Congratulations on your little miracle. I don't think that I can beat that!!! I never had a baby and now I can't because of ovarian cancer, but that doesn't bother me too much. I do believe that every baby is a miracle, but the ones from difficult pregnancies are the biggest miracles of all. I had a sister who was born 3-4 months early (and in 1966 they didn't often survive that early) and she lived to be 29 even though she was mentally 6 months old and was in a home all her life. Every day that I wake up is a miracle.
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@megs85 (3142)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
What a fantastic outlook on life "Every day that I wake up is a miracle." I think if we all lived with that mantra in life the world would be a very different place. I'm sorry to hear of your cancer and I hope that you recover and that you can find joy in your life in other ways other than having your own kids. You're right thay are all miracles! I was always told I would never have kids, so my first child was a miracle... Take care and thanks for the congragulations!
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I feel no great loss on not having kids. I have been around other people's kids and I find that I get a very short temper around them so it is best this way. As far as my survival, I have been cancer free since I finished chemo in Feb 2004!!! But I pass this message on to all people, but especially women: If something seems out of the ordinary or some pain does not respond to normal treatment, GET IT CHECKED OUT SOONEST!!! It could save your life!!!
• Canada
23 Mar 08
my daughter is my miracle as well. i was going through rough times when i was 20, partying too much and so on, the only thing that set me straight and made me grow up was getting pregnant. i stopped drinking and smoking and everything the day i found out i was pregnant. anyway she was born 3 months early. she was 2 pounds 2 ounces and was in the hospital for 2 months. she's perceft now. she's 4 and really healthy and she is my miracle.
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@megs85 (3142)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
It's amazing what a change having a child can make to your life. I was 20 when I had my eldest (who is almost 2 now). I was never really that much of a party girl, but my other half was WILD. He has calmed down so much since theboys were born, it still amazes me what a 360 he's done. I think it's just instinctual to want to do anything to protect our kids, from the second we know they exist inside of us. I'm happy that your little girl turned your life around in such a positive way! I think ALL children are miracles :)
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@pinklilly (3443)
• Australia
9 Oct 08
ohhh Congratulations Megs85, I have often thought about you and your pregnancy I remember when you lost the others I felt for you... What a miricle indeed it is great to see he is Healthy and did arrive safely, it must have been a hard time though.... my miracle, I can't really think of one specific. I think having my own children is a miricle in it's self just Life... All the Best
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@subha12 (18441)
• India
24 Mar 08
Oh My God! Actually your discussion made tears appear on my eyes. its really a touching story. he is really a miracle. it is rare when one child stays after miscarriage in multiple pregnancies. hope he is healthy and fine.My prayers are with him.
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@megs85 (3142)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
Mrslisae I never thought my hear could break so many times but as I read each and every one of the replies and hear what everyone has gone through my heart bleeds for everyone. I can't believe the strength of so many people including yourself. I can completely relate to the heart stopping, when I was in labour with Jet I had to deliver whilst layin gon my side which was really uncomfortable for the record, only because every time I rolled onto my back he went into distress and his heart stopped.
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@rsa101 (37933)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
That is really a very inspiring story of yours. This little and innocent life on your womb tried his best to cling to you no matter how fragile was his situation there. I am pretty sure that he will become a very active little child of yours because deep in his womb he already fought back against all odds.
• United States
24 Mar 08
First of all wow! You and your husband must of gone through so many different emotions! First you're pregnant and excited, then you find out you're going to have two babies and then three and then one. I can't imagine what kind of havoc that must have played on your emotions. I am so happy for you and your little family. Babies are truly the best gifts anyone can recieve. My baby girl who is nine months old is the love of my life. I do feel very lucky that we have all the technology we do today. My little one was born over two weeks late. I had to have a c-section because she was too big to be born naturally and I wasn't dialating very much even with large amounts of patocin. Not sure if thats how you spell it. It's scary wondering what could have happened if I hadn't been able to have a c-section. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family.
@megs85 (3142)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
I know what you mean... Much as we all curse technology at one time or another, th emedical advancement sthat have come about never cease to amaze me. I can't imagine how bad things could be without all the weird and wonderful technology that we are accustomed to in this day and age!
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@AJ1952Chats (2332)
• Anderson, Indiana
3 Aug 08
Your miracle is a tough act to follow! I've had many miracles in my life--for one thing being a miracle that I'm even here, as my dad had (unknown to him) a heart condition that had nobody surviving (at that point) past the age of 30, and he was 35 when I was born. He ended up having two surgeries to correct this problem (once it had been discovered) when he was in his early forties--followed by another surgery to get rid of the infection that he contacted during the second surgery. In 1997, we almost lost my dad again to a viral infection of the brain, but his neurologist prayed with my mom and me. The next day, the neurologist was even surprised at how quickly the miracle of his healing had actually happened! A recent miracle is how Russell's and my paths first crossed on January 15, 2007, and we begin to plan and build an organization to help homeless and/or at-risk children, teens, and young adults. Today, Invisible Youth Network is growing by leaps and bounds!!! Here's an information sheet I put together about it... http://cfetc.blogspot.com/2008/08/iyn-quick-list.html
@chrysz (1602)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
Wow! I think one of the celebrities here in the Philippines experienced that too. It was the former 2nd Runner Up Ms. World Ruffa Gutierrez who had lost the other twin but fortunately, the other one came to full term. My youngest is my own miracle. She is now 6 months old and born through CS last August 28, 2007. I had measles when I was barely 8 weeks pregnant and I was really scared that she might suffer abnomalities caused by rubella since the prevalence rate is 80%. I really prayed hard and held on to my faith that she could possibly be one in 2 in 10 cases that doesn't have any abnormality. I have considered abortion but I told myself that I'll nature take its course, if my baby is to suffer then I guess God will not let her live but she is very fine now, no trace of rubella manifested. I even had eclampsia when I was giving birth and she has already in distress because my BF is so high and she is losing oxygen inside. After 4 hours inside the delivery room trying to deliver her normally, my OG-GY decided to open me up and she found out that my baby's umbilical cord wrapped her neck already and she had even deficated. She was given antibiotics for 7 days. It was painful for me seeing her endure 3 injections a day for the first 7-days of her life but that's better than having any other complication that would cause her a lifetime to endure.
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• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
congratulation to you dear! I'm not married yet, but I have a miracle which is my eyes. Sometimes my eyes can see microorganism floating on air. Heh I know no one will believe me
• China
26 May 08
eh....the microorganism u see is not on air...it's in your eyes....because sometimes i can see them too....when the sunlight is good...
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
23 Mar 08
What a beautiful miracle your Jet (love the name) is. That is amazing! He is quite a fighter! I am sorry for the loss of your other 2 babies. That part is heartbreaking. My miracle is my 17 year old daughter I was barely 18 and unmarried when I got pregnant in June. When my water broke Dec 23rd, I was working 2nd shift at a 24 hr Truck stop. I freaked, I didn't know what it was. I called my mom (who had just started speaking to me again after finding out) She came to pick me up and took my to the Navy Hospital. They examined me and told me IF she was born alive, she would have a 20% chance of living. They didn't have the facilities to take care of a premature birth. They transported me to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children. They told me she WOULD be born alive, and she has a 50% chance of surviving. She was born on Christmas Eve and weighed 1lb 11 1/2 oz. I didn't want to see her. I didn't want to get attached. Her head nurse insisted that I see her and touch her. On Christmas Day, I was wheeled into the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). I reached in the incubator door. She grabbed my finger so tightly, I turned to her nurse and said "She's going to make it" She had her ups and downs for many months. Prematurity was her ONLY major problem. Thank God. She was in the hospital for 4 months. We brought her home right around Easter. Today she is a beautiful, healthy, intelligent, talented 17 year old girl. She only needs glasses and braces.
@megs85 (3142)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
I got goosebumps when I read your story, imagining this tiny little hadn curled around a single finger. Some of the other babies in the special care unit where Jet was were as tiny as your daughter was, and I just wanted to pick them up and cuddle them. Everyone still remarks about how small Jet is, but to be honest, I don't notice the difference between him and other babies now. I recently bought a name meaning and origin certificate for Jet and funnily enough, under the Lifes Opportunities characteristic was written something along the lines of Jet being a fighter, never giving up and always surviving- which made me bawl my eyes out.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Supposedly... baby boys are not as strong as baby girls when it comes to surviving a difficult start to life. Your Jet is truly amazing, and I like that you found the meaning of his name. It truly matches his survivor skills. I hope he continues to thrive
@kitan2979 (115)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
Aaww..you got me teary eyed there..Well, God is in control I believe..He sends us miracles up to this day, and only a few recognizes it and Im very glad you did!=) Welcome Jet Brian! Youre an angel!
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@magojordan (3252)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
Congratulations for having a new baby boy. It is really a miracle that he survived and i know you are very thankful for that. I hope all goes well too as he grows older with both loving parents. As of the moment, my miracle is my magic. I have been practicing magic for quite a long time and it wasn't really that good in the beginning. People always told me they know, how I did it but That didn't stop me form doing more and better magic. Now everytime, I perform although I still get the usual "I know how you did that" I don't get bothered anymore because I get more applause and cheers from my audience.
@jastabs (19)
10 Oct 08
my miracle is my son. you see it was only during my 5th month that i started taking vitamins for my baby because i thought i was only delayed with my period or maybe i was in the process of in denial with my status as i was also taking my second course that time. it's really a miracle that God allowed me to have a healthy baby boy with no defect whatsoever. the feeling was overwhelming when i started to accept that my baby is really a blessing to me
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
Yes...i agrre with you. It's a miracle that i have been before. The 1st time i see her get out from my wife thigh. It's a amazing, Thanks god..
@SViswan (12051)
• India
25 May 08
Omkar - My little miracle
It really is a miracle! And congratulations to you! When I was pregnant with my second child, I didn't know till the 8th month (when I had a Doppler scan) that the cord was around my little one's neck. The doctor assured me that it was okay and we only need to worry if the cord tightened around his (we didn't know it was a 'he' then) neck and if I felt there wasn't much movements. She expected me to have a normal delivery (because my first one was normal)...but on the day I was due...my doctor wasn't well and she was on leave. I was in the hospital the whole day and even when I told the other doctor that I didn't have any bladder control she didn't take it seriously. That night, my husband (a pharmacologist) called my doctor and asked why I wasn't asked to get a scan and she asked the hospital to get a scan done (it was past 9 Pm and we had to drive a distance to get the scan done). During the scan we got to know that the cord had tightened around his little neck and the blood flow to his brain was affected...and I had also lost quite a bit of fluid (what I thought was no bladder control was actually the fluid leaking out). Though the doctor who scanned didn't want to scare us, he made us aware of the situation and we rushed back to the hospital. In the meantime, the scan doctor had called my regular doctor to inform her of my situation...and the poor woman who wasn't well rushed to the hospital in her condition and had already informed the hospital staff to get me ready to be taken to the operation theatre immediately. I was whisked to OT as soon as I got to the hospital and had my baby soon after midnight...and the poor doctor was so exhausted (she was on antibiotics but couldn't trust anyone with the operation) that she was off the next two days! It was only later we knew that we would have lost the little one if my husband hadn't insisted on the scan and found out the situation. Here's a picture of my little miracle taken a few months ago.
@Fishmomma (11377)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I was born under 4 pounds, so I'm a miracle to be alive. I was the only little baby to survive at the hospital born that day. Many larger babies didn't make it. When I could finally come home, I wore doll clothes. My brother was born the next year and he was larger than me for several years. People thought we were twins and I was the smaller twin.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Congratulations to you! I have heard of this before, and I know it is rare indeed! My miracle was my daughter staying alive as a toddler! She was too thin and would not gain enough weight. I prayed and prayed and she stayed alive! She is in a healthy weight range now. Your baby is beautiful! Please take good care of him.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 08
First let me congratulate you on your miracle baby. I am trying hard to see if I did have a miracle. In a way I suppose it was. I had a second baby in eleven months and it was an induction that went on andon and my daughter was in trouble and the doctor refused to do a caeseran section when it was really called for so my LIsa Rose was born a black baby meaning she did not breath fora good ten minutes but she did make it However she was brain damaged and we loved her to pieces she was so sweet and so loving and she taught us fairness we had her for eight short years but I loved her dearly all those years and was glad for what time we did have with her.shestayed a sweet loving four year old.
@kezabelle (2974)
23 Mar 08
Both my girls are miracles however my second daughter, she was a fighter I was told at 8 weeks pregnant due to health issues we could well lose her, every week I was at the hospital waiting to see if she wouldnt cope any longer, and every week the scan showed the same thing she was holding on and growing well (despite my illness meaning she would struggle to grow) she was induced at 38 weeks when they decided waiting any longer was asking for trouble, she weighed in at a great 8lb2oz and was healthy as she could possibly be. She was big and healthy and loud everything they said she wouldnt be. My first daughter was also born not breathing and rushed to intensive care, she fought really hard and was soon able to come home so yes both my little miracles.
@dlm6171 (60)
• Trinidad And Tobago
26 May 08
Your story had me in tears! I am sorry about you losing two babies and thank God for one who made it. I also suffered a miscarrige in my 12 week back in June 26 2001. I cried for days, my sister in law came home and brought me a suitcase with baby things. It was after I told her I lost THE Baby she replied,keep the things I will be needing them soon. A FEW months after , I did not even see my period,I woke up with vomiting and headaches. I went to my doc. he told me do a pregnancy test and it was positive . When I finally got the due date for my baby it was June 26 2002. My son came on June but on June 29th 2002. The machine did not detect any heart beat for my baby. I was tried on a different one. Still nothing ,I prayer I say Father I have life in me please I want a healty bouncing baby boy. HE came into the world healty and my angel name IS MATTHEW.