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Back at it after baby **TONS OF PICS***

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hey Sparklers!!! It's been awhile! The last time we spoke (February) I had announced my pregnancy and then went into hiding like the CIA was after me. To be honest, it wasn't you, it was me. With this being my fifth attempt at producing a little human, I put all my focus into my future bambino.

But I'm going to keep it real: my pregnancy was HARD. Not the "I can't stop vomiting and my shoes don't fit" kind of hard. It was the "Oh $%#@ I'm never doing this again!" kind of hard. First, I had a cerclage at 16 weeks. This little surgery helps my incompetent cervix stay closed so that I don't go into premature labor. Or at least, that was the idea. Fast forward to week 22 and I go in for a checkup and I am dilating and the stitch is coming loose. At that point I was admitted to the hospital. For two days I had to lay flat on my back on a reverse incline (basically my feet above my head) so that the baby and the bag of water would rescind back into place. Thankfully, that worked well enough for them to give me an emergency surgery to put in a new stitch in my cervix. Surgery went well . . . until they put me right side up and my water broke - AT 22 WEEKS and 3 DAYS!!! My husband and I were devastated and afraid that we would lose another child.

To make a long story short, we prayed the blood of Jesus over our child. We prayed relentlessly and our family, friends and church did as well. By the glory of GOD I was able to maintain my pregnancy for SEVEN weeks after my water broke. Spending nearly two months in the hospital on bed-rest sucked, but at the end of that journey, we welcomed Desmond Isaiah Brown via emergency Cesarean section. He was born July 5th (one day after Mommy's birthday) at 9:28 pm weighing in at a meager 1 lb 15 oz and 16 inches in length. Just six weeks later our little man is already 5 lbs 1 oz and 18 inches!! We gave him the name of the prophet Isaiah because that name means "The Lord is my salvation". So many times on our journey, we had to call on the Lord with those words in our mouth and now we have our beautiful boy.

Here are some pics along our pregnancy journey:

Chopped off the hair

Baby's first bath

The baby shower - 4 weeks post delivery

Building for our prince

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  • BEATRIZ269
    This is amazing news! Praise God and congratulations to your and your husband on your beautiful son.

    He is absolutely precious, and God willing he will do well with the loving strength of his parents.

    I look forward to hearing more about him as the months go on and his personality continues to develop
    1922 days ago
    Oh wow, I completely missed this!!! Congrats on your little blessing and I'm glad he is gaining weight and strength!
    1948 days ago
    Congratulations!! Im just getting back to spark people after being gone for awhile. I was so happy to see your news 😍😍
    1955 days ago
  • JENNY160
    Oh, Congratulations!!!! What a trooper you were to make sure that young man had a fighting chance!!!
    2013 days ago
    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!
    2065 days ago
    I was almost in tears (tears of joy) from reading this. Truly a blessing for you and your beautiful family!! I pray you all continue to be blessed and happy!!! Amazing story and you and your family are beautiful!!!
    2070 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14662291
    God is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    So happy for you & the husband & lil one....

    Keeping you in my prayers
    2083 days ago
  • DAVIS_6311
    GOD is SO good! I am so proud of you and your husband. Keeping faith in those times must of been hard but this proves your faithfulness prevailed. Congrats Momma! He is so handsome!
    2088 days ago
    Wow - you have been through so much but what a wonderful ending with your beautiful boy - congrats
    2089 days ago
    When I tell you I was praying for you!!!! I prayed and prayed!! THANK YOU GOD!!! and the day AFTER your birthday!! What a birthday gift! I AM SSSSOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND DERRELL!! and BOTH of ya'll did the big chop (hair cuts for everybody) LOL!!!

    CONGRATS!!! AND many many many more blessings!! The love of God surrounds you ALL!!! He is adorable!!

    PS.. I was like ALLIEALLIE2 and I stalked the HELL outta your page LMAO!! Couldn't WAIT for an update!! emoticon
    2090 days ago

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  • -RUBIES-
    Aawww, I am elated for you and your husband. Praise the Lord!
    2092 days ago
    OMG!!! Soooooo happy for you! He's amazing!!! I know this may seem creepy but I kept checking back here on your site for any updates, glad I saw this today!! Thank God for your little boy:) Congrats!!
    2093 days ago
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    2093 days ago
    Congrats! Is he still in the NICU? My daughter was born at 35 weeks and had to stay in the special care nursery for three weeks. I know that can't compare to being born at 29 weeks but it did make me want to comment. She is now a big healthy almost 20-month-old. Your guy is precious and he'll be so much bigger so fast!
    2093 days ago
    Oh wow, I am so glad that your prayers have been answered!!! Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing so much with us. We missed you but you know that your health and the baby comes first so I truly understand. I am so happy that all has worked in your favor. emoticon
    2093 days ago
  • KROLES55
    Praise God! I am so happy for you and your husband.. Isaiah is a beautiful little boy..
    2094 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon What a blessing!! I keep your family in prayer! He's such a cutie pie! Congratulations!!
    2094 days ago
    Such an amazing story! Hopefully that beautiful baby can come home soon!
    2095 days ago
    congratulations love i am so so pleased for you i actually cried when i read you had your boy:a beautiful name for a beautiful boy:having problem pregnancies myself and premature births i know how hard it can be in the coming months:hope all his organs have fully formed and the rest is easy for you now so you can enjoy being a mother:hugs:sorry sp emotions are not working for some reason:
    2095 days ago
    Congratulations! I know your hearts are just bursting with joy. I'm so glad for you. emoticon emoticon
    2095 days ago
    God bless you and congratulations! It sounds like you really had to fight for that babe! I am so happy for you and your family!!
    2095 days ago
    Congratulations again on your little man. Will keep sending positive thoughts and energy to you and your family. Thanks for the post and pictures. Best wishes on this new journey and Desmond growing big and healthy.
    2095 days ago
    as a momma of a preemie (not quite as small as yours) I know the hours of stress and praying that it takes to get them big enough to come home.

    YOU ARE A WINNER.. and Welcome to your sweet baby boy...

    2095 days ago
    What a beautiful story, photos, and baby! That's awesome!

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  • BBOYER99
    Praise God for your living breathing miracle!!!
    2095 days ago
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