Super Mom of the Month - December
Me4kidz is passionate about supporting and celebrating mothers. We like to choose a Super Mom of the Month that we feel emcompasses our values! Her family has gone through hardship; but continued to stay positive and was recently blessed with a beautiful baby. Read more about her story and why she is our December Super Mom of the Month!
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
I have two boys. Our first son was still born at 39 weeks and 6 days. He would have been 15 months. We call him our angel baby. Our second son will be 5 months in December. He is our rainbow baby.
Tell us about your family, their story?
My husband and I have been together for 11 years. We got married on our nine year anniversary in November of 2016. My husband surprised me with a honeymoon to Hawaii. It was amazing and a month after we got back we found out we were pregnant. We learned about this great news around Christmas (12/23/16). We were so excited we told everybody on Christmas. I had an almost perfect pregnancy. Everything was going smoothly. I was having some pain and I was asked to make an appointment for the next day. I went in for an appointment and that is when we learned that we had lost our baby. We went to the hospital to deliver him the next day. It was the worst day of my life. Due to not knowing what the cause was initially, he was not able to be an organ donor. I was able to pump and donated to the local milk bank in his memory. I did not want anyone else to have to go through that pain, so anyway I could help I wanted to. At my six week appointment the Doctor told us we could try again if we wanted. Believing that we couldn’t get pregnant right away again we let nature run its course. We got lucky and got pregnant again quickly. We were so excited and terrified. Nine months later I had to have an unscheduled C-section with our son. He will be five months old next week. The only way I can describe him is amazing. He’s so happy and social and sweet. And he has the chubbiest cheeks I cannot get enough of. I just love him.
What kind of mom are you?
That is something I too am trying to figure out. Seeing there is no such thing as a perfect mom, I hope to be a kind, caring, compassionate and fair mom. One who can love and yet set boundaries. I just hope to be the best mom I can be for my son.
What do you want other moms to know?
I am still considered a “new mom” so I am open to any of this myself. From my experience: for those of you who have a lost a child, it is okay to be happy and sad or joyful and distraught, especially this time of year. Reach out to people if you need to. Do what is best for you so you can be the best mom you can be for your babies on earth. If you know another mom who lost a baby, reach out and let them know you are thinking of them and their child. I also want them to know everyone will have an opinion, but you know what is right. Keep up the amazing work you do and do not take it for granted. There are so many women who wish they had what we have.
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- Kelsey Glynn