Part 3 - Ezrah's birth


They took me back to the room and Ezrah's pediatrician came in. He told us that Ezrah came out lifeless and had to be brought back twice. He also had to have 2 blood transfusions and needed to be life flighted to a near by hospital. He went on to tell us that our situation was very very rare.. So rare, that my doctor of 25 years has NEVER ever seen anything like this. So rare, that it only happens in 1 of 11,000 pregnancies. Which is why they had to act fast and thankfully were able to video phone the specialist doctor who knew exactly what to do and was able to instruct all the nurses on how to care for Ezrah.
I had something called FetoMaternal Hemorrhage. There is very little information regarding this condition and there is no known cause to "FMH". And honestly, I'm still trying to learn more about it myself. After two weeks of searching, I was able to find an amazing support group on facebook with about 100 other women who have suffered from FMH as well. All of our stories are a little different and sadly, only a handful of us are lucky enough to have our little ones here. 
Basically, Ezrah is what's called a "ghost white baby". He was born with only (about) 20% of his blood. The rest of his blood was transferred to me through the umbilical cord!  Doctors aren't entirely sure when this started, but they're thinking it was a slow process and went on for about 2-3 weeks prior. They sent in my placenta and the umbilical cord to be tested, but we haven't gotten those results back yet.. The doctors believe that there is no relation with FMH and my miscarriages,  which is very bittersweet because I was really hoping to have answers as to why I've lost so many pregnancies. 


Everyday I am reminded of how incredibly blessed I am. We were so close to losing Ezrah completely. Every doctor and nurse in that delivery room believed that our little guy wasn't going to make it.. Which is why I will never ever be upset about Ezrah's brain injury.. He technically shouldn't have made it,  yet here he is.  Proving doctors wrong every day. I will never take him for granted and I will never be sad,  or "feel sorry" for myself. Because my son is here. Snoring away on my chest as I write this. God answered my prayers by letting him live,  regardless of what issues may come. My heart is happy and I am thankful.!

Thank you all so much for your love and support through this crazy journey. We love you all and are so thankful for each and every one of you! 

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  1. So happy for you! Praise the lord. He is the ultimate healer!

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  2. I'm so happy for your family! There hasn't been a day that I haven't check IG to see a new post from you. Your story has truly blessed my heart. I pray that if I ever am put in a situation as this, that I will respond like you.God is good! Thank you for sharing! ❤

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  3. Ezrah is so blessed to have parents like you. He is on my mind often! xo

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  4. I couldn't help but to hug my daughter!! Everyday I couldn't help myself to look at your Instagram to see how your baby was doing!!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I look on Instagram everyday to see updates on baby E! God was definitely looking out for you and Ezra. :)

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  8. Praise the Lord! For this little miracle ! May He continue blessing your family !

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  9. Prayed for your baby every night since his birth. Starting following you at the end of your pregnancy, and my heart felt so happy when you finally got to take your little miracle baby home!!! Prayer works. Amen.

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  10. You are so incredibly strong and your sweet family is in my prayers! This sweet baby is so lucky to call you mommy! seriously. I look up to you!

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  11. As soon as I saw your third update on Instagram I raced over to the blog to read them all in one go. Your instincts were so true and I'm so glad you follows them. While I am so glad he is here and you are happy, I hope you don't find this too obtrusive. I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned his brain injury. Please could you expand on this? Do you know what sort of things he will be unable to do or is it all a waiting game. Love and best wishes always, Hannah x

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  12. Thank you for sharing your story. He is truly here for a reason. You have prayer warriors all over the country praying for his full recovery. I am a mother of two my youngest being on 5 month's old and my daughter is almost two and I can't begin to imagine the fear or concern's you felt that day or how your husband felt 2 hour's away probably driving like a crazy person to get there as fast as he could. I'll be the first to admit I'm not strong when it comes to my kid's. I constantly have a fear something will happen but I pray everyday for them and your little guy as well. I even shared your story with my mommy friend's and they have all been praying as well.

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  13. Such an amazing story! I hope in time you get the answers your looking for. Sending love your way ❤

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  14. Thank you for sharing your amazing story.. so thankful little man Ezrah was able to stay with his family ❤

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  15. My heart goes out to you. I am AMAZED at the strength you are showing under these trying circumstances. May God continue to shower you with only good from here on... (One small question, why wasn't there a pediatrician in the OR when they did the C section if they knew there was a problem with the baby?)

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  16. My three month old son was born via emergency c section four weeks early because I went in due to lack of movement. He was born ghost white and needed two blood transfusions and a long stay in the NICU. The doctors had no answers and didn't know why this happened, the only thing they could think of was bc my blood type and his did not mix well? I'm going to research this more....I'm curious as to whether this was the cause? My heart sank when reading your birth story because it's so similar: I'm so happy your little guy is with you today, and mine as well. God is good.

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  17. I'm so thankful God answered your prayer and I look forward to seeing your sweet baby thrive.

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  18. I'm so thankful God answered your prayer and I look forward to seeing your sweet baby thrive.

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  19. I check insta for him all the time and I am so glad he is doing well!$ and as I said to u on Instagram my sister was in the hospital two months last year because she has mitochondrial diesie so I know how it feels to always be in a hospital so glad he is out god bless you 💙💙

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  20. My neighbor mentioned your blog to me today because it sounded familiar to my situation. I had a FMH baby 10 years ago and he is alive today! Your sons birth story is exactly the same as ours. I have never met anyone that has the same experience. I didn't know there was a Facebook group. I'll have to look into it. Grateful for miracle babies!

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  21. I don't know you Trisha, but I have been following your story for awhile. I finally got around to reading this (I couldn't bring myself to read it until now). I am in tears. I am laying here with my 1 year old, and I can't imagine what that was like. You and your family are such an inspiration.

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  22. I don't know you Trisha, but I have been following your story for awhile. I finally got around to reading this (I couldn't bring myself to read it until now). I am in tears. I am laying here with my 1 year old, and I can't imagine what that was like. You and your family are such an inspiration.

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