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Author Archives: Rachel

Monte’s Smile It was October 12, 2009 when we went to the hospital to be induced. Our biggest questions of what Monte would like where about to come into our life. I had two ultrasounds when I was pregnant with him, and nothing serious ever showed, we thought everything was just going to be fine with him. My labor was short of the perfect story. After 18 in intense labor, and never progressing, I was rushed in for a C-Section. When [...]

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Everyday a child is having surgery. Our goal is to make sure we can have a list of helpful things to bring to the hospital for your child, we understand when a child is having surgery it is hard at times to know what is needed for your child before and after surgery. Our goal is to have a helpful list to make your child’s stay more comfortable. Your child and family is in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Items to bring to [...]

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I was your typical high school student, loved my art classes, hanging out with friends and of course adored my ‘sweet heart’. Our relationship may have progressed too quickly and six months after dating I found myself pregnant. Seventeen, a senior in high school and pregnant. Emotions ran high at the beginning of my pregnancy. Scared about telling my parents, scared about physically having a baby and just overall scared about, at the that time, what was [...]

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When I found out that I was pregnant with my 2nd son. We were so thrilled because I was told that due to my health conditions called Lupus and Seizures it would be hard for me to carry to full term…. So the minute my husband and I found out that I was pregnant we prayed everyday and night for me to carry to full term and keep this child. When I was just 4 months pregnant I had a [...]

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December 13th 2008 was the day I found out I was pregnant. I was 17 and Brandon was 21 We of course thought we had it all figured out and knew just what to do! When I was 8 months pregnant we bought our own house and got married decorated a pretty pink nursery for our soon to be bundle of joy. We were so excited! Well…when I was around 29 weeks [...]

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Taylor's Smile On Christmas morning in 2005, at our kitchen table our son asked a young woman to become his wife. It was the first and only time he has ever proposed marriage to anyone. We were thrilled and excited. On Valentine’s Day 2006, they announced they were expecting our third grandchild. It had been seven years since we had a baby around the house so we were happy regardless of the circumstances. My future daughter-in-law and I become good [...]

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I found out that I was pregnant in March of 2010 with my second baby. My older son, Dylan, was 6 at the time. Everything was going well. At 19 weeks we found out we were having another little boy. Around 29 weeks I went in for a routine ultrasound and my world changed forever.

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Hi my name is Vanessa I was about 19 weeks pregnant with my 1st child when i found out my son had cleft lip and palate.He also had Gastroschisis which is some of his organs (stomach, intestine) to protrude outside of his body… the Dr. who told me my son had all this was very rude and uncaring he told me to just get rid of him and try again..i was so hurt and lost couldn’t stop crying and [...]

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We were so extremely excited to find out we were pregnant with our second baby. At 16 weeks pregnant I had my quad screening blood test and got a call from my doctor shortly after saying that my baby had a higher risk of being born with Down Syndrome so she sent me to have a level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks.  We went to the ultrasound and were so excited to find out we were having a boy [...]

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Jude's Smile Our son Jude was born July 1, 2009 through cesarean with a bi-lateral cleft lip and palate. All I remember is hearing the word”Cleft” and lying there helpless and scared. I had heard of clefts before but never put any REAL thought into what they were or that it would ever happen to my child. Still, when I saw Jude for the first time he was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. He was beautiful. [...]

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