Carrita & Isaac
My journey to motherhood was not an easy one, but it is the one that God chose for me! Every that I’ve gone through has allowed me to birth Raising Little Miracles and I am so grateful for that!
My pregnancy with Isaac was considered high risk due to recurring miscarriages. The pregnancy was far from easy. It came with severe sickness, several admissions to the hospital an emergency cervical cerclage and more. I received the cerclage at 21 weeks in hopes that I’d make it to 36 weeks. Well God had other plans for us! At 26 weeks exactly Isaac decided that it was time to meet us. After a routine office visit I began to feel what I assumed were contractions. I timed them just as I had been instructed and sure enough, I was having contractions every ten minutes. Upon arrival to labor and delivery I was told that I was five centimeters dilated and Isaac’s foot was coming out! What?! I know...that was my reaction too! While in the operating room there were more complications. This time it was me that was in trouble. My heart rate skyrocketed, I began to hemorrhage and the anesthesia was wearing off! Once Isaac was delivered and we heard his little whimper, I breathed a sigh of relief but quickly realized that I wasn’t in the clear just yet. After the c-section was complete and I was taken to recovery, it was determined that a blood transfusion was necessary. This kept me from seeing my baby in the NICU for 24 hours. Seeing him in the incubator for the first time both broke my heart and caused tears of joy! I had a living breathing child, finally! But I knew he was fragile and this would be a long process! And it was, 116 days to be exact! Isaac contracted RSV while in the NICU and this nearly claimed his life. At one point I received an urgent call to come into the NICU so that I could see Isaac because he wasn’t doing well and he was getting too tired. I knew what that meant...we all know what that means. However, I knew my son was a fighter and God was a promise keeper so I refused to lose hope! Isaac AMAZED the entire NICU staff and made a full recovery and didn’t even come home on oxygen! I gave birth to a warrior! However, the excitement was far from over. At 3 months old Isaac was diagnosed with an encephalocele. A neural tube defect that is seen in approximately 1 in 12,000 live births per year. He’s pretty unique! 9 months later he underwent a six hour long brain operation to repair the encephalocele. He did amazing! He’s a survivor and I will never take that for granted! I am raising one of God’s greatest miracles and I pray that our story will be a blessing to you and your family!