I’m currently sitting beside my beautiful baby watching him sleep and listening to him take each breath. I wake up everyday amazed and thankful that he took his first breath and that he is still breathing.
As most of you know, early on in my pregnancy they started to see all the signs that Jude had a form of skeletal dysplasia. From then on, I was strongly encouraged to terminate and try again. I was told things such as “you’re young, you can just try again”, “what quality of life do you think this baby will have?”, “do you really want to make this baby live like this?”, “this is not your normal baby”.
I was frowned on and looked down upon by medical professionals for choosing to give Jude a chance at life.
They then started telling me things such as “you need to prepare for the worst, this baby may not live”, “he may not be able to breath on his own”, “his skull and chest may not develop properly to hold his organs”. Did all of these horrific words terrify me? ABSOLUTELY. But it was then while I had to attend all those appointments and listen to all the negative things that I decided to listen to God and believe for a miracle rather than to sit back and listen to the doctors. So I continued to prepare for Jude. I still bought clothes, nursery decor and everything else a baby may need.
I’m not going to give the whole story again, as I have already shared it on my blog. I just want to give an update of how Jude has changed my life through his strength and bravery.
Jude was born perfectly beautiful on April 17th and he was breathing on his own, and since then has continued to do so. He has been diagnosed with Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata which they say is a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia. They sent Jude home on hospice and morphine, which we immediately decided to terminate.
Jude has beat the odds and done the opposite of what they thought he could ever do. Yes, we have everyday challenges and he does have many obstacles to face. But I can proudly say I have watched him fight and get through this with such strength.
Jude has enormously strengthened my faith and taught me so much more about the Father’s love for us. He has given me a new hope I never had before and he has strengthened my heart. I am so grateful that I was one of the mothers who said no to the doctors and chose to give this innocent baby a chance at LIFE.
It breaks my heart for the other young moms out there who are told these things by medical professionals and actually listen. They are not always right and God is truly the ultimate physician. I am forever grateful that because of my Christian faith and trust in The Lord, I chose life. By giving Jude a chance at life it has so strongly changed mine and given me the world. I love you sweet Jude ❤️
Every baby deserves a chance at life. CHOOSE LIFE!
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien