Miracles do happen…and this little miracle baby is proof. Although the journey has been hard, there is so much beauty and strength in this mama’s story, and that’s why I wanted to share it on the blog today. Meet Alexa, and her sweet baby, Cash. Alexa shares, “I will never forget the day I went to the doctor for my first ultrasound appointment after finding out I was expecting. The nurse looked at me and said, “Do twins run in your family?” Although I was still in shock I was pregnant with one baby, all my fears turned into an overwhelming feeling of excitment. All I could think from that point forward was the only thing better than one baby is two.” The next few months were filled with the joy and anticipation of preparing for two wonderful baby boys! Alexa says she just pictured their life together, and everything being ‘double the fun’. But the next months held heartbreak and fear as she was admitted for preterm labor at just twenty three weeks along. She did her best to hang on until the critical twenty four week mark, and on July 26th, it was time for her emergency c-section. Alexa gave birth to two micro preemies, the term for very premature newborns…their combined weights were less than two pounds.
“The first time I saw them, I was not sure what to expect, I had no idea babies could even survive after being born that early, and I was praying for a miracle. Even with all of the IV’s and wires covering them, I had never seen two more perfect babies”, continues Alexa. Two days later, baby Vince gained his angel wings in the arms of his mother. “The hardest part after that day was trying to be happy with Cash, while mourning the loss of my son, Vince. But fourteen days later, I was able to hold Cash for the first time, and I was convinced he would be okay. I quit my job, and lived in Houston until I could bring him home”, she explains, “There were so many obstacles for my son in his lengthy stay in the NICU (162 days), but I spent many nights on my knees begging God to let me be able to bring him home. It have me a new perspective on life. I learned to never take for granted something as simple as breathing, because I watched how difficult it was for my baby to breath on his own. After five months of sleepless nights, tears, prayers, and most importantly a perfect guradian angel, I took Cash home without tubes, oxygen, or even any medication.”
Because of the difficult and early birth of her sons, Alexa missed out on things like maternity photos, baby showers, and even newborn photos. That’s why this mommy-and-me session was so meaningful to her, and was such an honor and privilege for me. I feel so moved by her story, and so blessed to have heard it. She is a strong and wonderful mother, and I hope you enjoy seeing her full session below. “Looking back on our journey, the struggle made the bond stronger for me and my son”, she concludes, “Today, Cash is a perfect, healthy, happy miracle baby and it is an honor to be his mommy. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about Vince, but I know both of my boys serve an important purpose in my life. One was meant to be in my heart and the other in my arms.”