Born August 31, 2012
I was 8 weeks pregnant when I found out I was expecting my 4th baby. I couldn't seem to wrap my head around it. I had a baby, Miles, he was just one and Lucy was 2 I couldn't be pregnant again! But I was. I had a tumor in my foot, cancer. I was going to go through the most difficult journey but I wasn't going to do it alone, I was going to be taking my unborn baby with me.
A baby is a miracle. They are heaven sent and beautiful they bring insurmountable joy, but pregnancy I would say for most is, well hard. You are constantly gaining weight, sometimes your sick, like vomitting, nauseous, headache, backache, can't sleep, always peeing, uncomfortable sick. But pregnancy is beautiful too;!
Well my pregnancy was kind of horrendous in all honesty. But I had such a strong desire and fight to take care of this little baby inside me. Having 2 surgery's while pregnant with Lane, one of which was my amputation was like something I can't even begin to explain. I was fighting cancer fighting to keep my baby healthy and loosing my leg. I was a wreck. But I did it and I had a love so strong for this baby boy that it hurt.
August 31, 2012
Induction day. This little baby boy hadn't been growing very well and was under a lot of stress so Dr. Browne and I decided we were ready to meet him. I got to the hospital early that morning. I was so nervous. I had been through so much pain and stress I felt I couldn't do any more. I was scared for the labor and nervous about this baby's health.
The induction went smoothly and quickly. I was surrounded by Dallas, my mom, my sister Kaylee, and a wonderful nurse and Dr. Browne. I was calm and Lane came into this world beautifully. I watched as I delivered this tiny boy and as he came I was overcome with relief as I saw his tiny face and body and felt his warmth against my skin. I was his mom and we had got through so much together and I just loved him. He was perfect.
And Kaylee captured it:
Lane Benjamin Smith
5 lbs 15oz