Refuse to Abort, Surgery, NICU, Miracles {I Am Strong}

by Mrs. BWF on May 6, 2013

I am strong because I got pregnant at 19 years old.

I am strong because I finished college. I am strong because at 16 weeks pregnant we found out we were having a boy.

I am strong because at 18 weeks pregnant they told me our son wouldn’t survive and to just abort him.

I am strong because at 20 weeks pregnant they told me our son had posterior urethral valves and couldn’t pee so he had no amniotic fluid.

I am strong because I had 3 surgeries while pregnant to just give him a chance at survival.

I am strong because at 31 weeks and 4 days pregnant I went into labor with contractions every minute apart.

I am strong because despite the doctors telling us he wouldn’t live past his first day of life and wouldn’t breath or anything I didn’t believe them.

I am strong because on March 14 2013 at 1:08 pm I delivered our baby boy and he came out crying at 4 lb 7 oz and 17 in long.

I am strong because our son is now almost 2 months old and still in the NICU expecting to go home in May.

I am strong because despite the odds I believed in my son and I’m so glad I did.

I am strong because when he was 2 weeks old he had to be put on dialysis.

I am strong because they said the dialysis wouldn’t work and he proved them wrong. His creatine was almost a 7 and now its a 1.9 He is our warrior and he has been ever since I got pregnant.

I am strong. And my son is a miracle sent here to be strong for everyone and show them that miracles do happen. {Jessica}

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Tara May 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

He is just SO sweet. Yes, that face has a look of determination. It’s amazing how hard a person can fight. Even a very tiny person. God has a plan for this one. Oh please oh please post an update picture when he moves home from the NICU or at least sometime after! What an awesome day that will be!

Blessings to one very strong mama and baby.

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Jessica May 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

https://m.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=450571845017151&id=100001930179833&set=a.163668610374144.39598.100001930179833&__user=100001930179833 I’m the person who posted this and here is a pic of my son Idk if anyone will be able to click on it because its my Facebook. But it the only way I know how.- Jessica

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Tara May 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

Unfortunately I can’t view the link. Not sure if it would work for others who have an actual FB account (I closed my account a couple years ago). But I thank you for sharing it! I’ll take that as an indicator things are going well and improving every day.

I know this inundates your daily life right now, but you will be amazed how quickly a year or two passes and how normal your lives will be. Take some time each day to envision that and be thankful for it in advance. Faith like that will carry you through. :)

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crystal May 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

this is my sons story too, I was 27 and he isnt on dialysis yet! they told me to abort, I refused and hes a strong boy

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Lisa May 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

AMEN!!!!

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Sandra May 8, 2013 at 4:28 am

God bless you and your strength. Your little boy is so beautiful and his eyes tell you everything: he will keep fighting and he will go home and prove everybody wrong!

Keep us updated!

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Courtney May 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

^^^ Yes!! ^^^ Do you have a facebook page or blog? I would love to follow along on your journey. You are so inspiring, and your little boy is so lucky to have you as his mama.

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Jessica May 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I only have my Facebook. But I post about him and his updates on there. Search Jessica Lynn Moreau Bauman. Or jlmdrb@hotmail.com

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Jaden May 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

This made me tear up!! My boy is just one month older than yours :) You are SO strong and your little peanut is an adorable, amazing little warrior! I too would love an update when he goes home!

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Emma Schmock May 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Bless your little miracle, he is showing he’s a true fighter. Just goes to show that doctors don’t ”always” get it right. Good on you for following your instincts, your baby boy is lucky to have such a strong mummy believing in him. All the best, enjoy him :)

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Maeve May 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm

This really touched me.. I there is nothing stronger than the love of a mother and our built in instinct. you have your precious baby for listening to your inner voice. I wish you all the love and luck in the world or your fuiture as a family xxxx

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Heather May 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

You are strong and for that your son is the luckiest little boy in the world to have a mother that believed in him, fought for him and will always be there for him!

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sylvia phelps May 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Who ever wrote this please answer me I had this same thing in 1998 I had no water and they wanted me to abort because she couldnt pee to make water to her lungs could not develop back then there was no surgery or so I thaught my beautiful baby girl was still borne 3lbs3.3 ounces and 15″ long se would of been 15 on May 17 Im so happy you still have your baby please fined me on face book

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jessica June 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Hi slyvia I tried finding you but I can’t. Can you find me? Jlmdrb@hotmail.com or Jessica Lynn Moreau Bauman

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Bonnie d June 12, 2013 at 1:38 am

Thank you for sharing. Just last week I was told one of the twins I’m currently carrying is “incompatible with life.” I have been told to do a selective reduction, aborting the “messed up” baby. In my heart I can’t do it. Thank you for giving me a shred of hope when everyone else just shakes their head and says I’m sorry. Your son is beautiful!

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jessica June 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

What does the other twin have? And thank you

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Tonya Temple June 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

You are strong, as a woman I am so proud of you and you inspire me to help others faced with this decision..and may God continue to bless the health of your baby. He is in His hands the great physician. You and yours will remain in my prayers…thank you for your story.

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Scoopingitup July 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

amazing. you are so strong and brave. i had a little guy early and spent a long time in the NICU too. prayers for you and your little man.

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Lisa July 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

He is a warrior…just like his mama. Good for you to stand up for your little one even before he was born. Mother really does know best!

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Erica November 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

Loved reading this! PUV babies are stronger than those doctors think! My son had PUV also. His doctors didn’t have faith he would survive. Then they thought he would be on dialysis until he could get a transplant. Now he is alive and thriving and off of dialysis.

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