- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I’ve never posted on the TTC boards, so please bear with me.
My brother and his wife have been trying for five years to get pregnant with no luck. They charted, lost weight, stopped smoking, changed their eating habits, and more to try and finally have a baby. But nothing worked.
They finally decided to go the IVF route. After a lot of shots, a lot of stress and a ton of expense (both are blue-collar workers who, while they make pretty decent money for the small town they live in, don’t have wonderful insurance), they finally found out they were pregnant with twins!
One immediately was not thriving and passed away very early on. But the other was healthy and showed no signs of problems of any sort. They found out it was a little boy, started planning a shower, told all their friends it was FINALLY going to happen with them, and started the process of buying a bigger house with a nice big yard to play in. The first trimester passed without incident, and they thought they were out of the woods. All her tests looked fine. And my brother was so excited to get to have a son. They had even decided to name him Ezekiel, after his great grandmother Zeke.
Apparently early Monday morning, the baby died. We are all devastated. She’s in the hospital right now, and they’ve put her in the maternity ward because she was so far along she apparently has to actually “give birth”. And she’s there with all those new mommies, having to hear those tiny healthy babies crying all up and down the hall. I can’t be there because we live far away, but I can imagine how devastating this must be.
I can think of no two people in my real life who would be better parents. They are responsible, loving, salt of the earth people who work hard and would give the shirt off their backs if someone needed it.
I can barely keep from crying thinking about what they are going through right now, after thinking for sure it was going to happen this time. It’s really challenging their faith. too.
So can I get all of you who believe in prayer to pray for her recovery and the emotional and spiritual healing of their family, and maybe for a pregnancy down the road? I know they would really appreciate it, and so would I. They’ve waited so long for this, and they’re in so much pain right now.