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March 26, 2009

5 Precious and Unforgettable Moments to Shed Happy Tears - Part 2

Reason 2. Two years ago, I was laying in a hospital bed. It was determined I was in pre-term labor, and the only way to slow down my contractions were to admit me in the hospital for mandatory bed rest and have "MAG" (magnesium sulfate) continuously following through my system via IV.

The doctors had injected me with a steroid to speed up the baby's lung development, in the event the baby was born early. This was not a guarantee, just hope that it would work. Well, as most of our readers already know, our Miracle Mia was ready to take on the world regardless of what the doctors were trying to prevent. When she came at 28 weeks, I just wanted to hear one thing. I wanted to hear her cry out, like the way all mothers want to hear. It's almost a sign of everything being okay.

I remember not hearing any sound the moment Mia entered the world. My heart nearly stopped. Then, we heard a little whimper. Not a cry, like the way I remember with our son. Just a small one, then a small cry. The happy tears came! Although, she was born weak, she had enough strength to reassure Mommy and Daddy, she was going to fight for her life. And that's all we wanted to know.

Reason 3. Mia was rushed to another room. There were no moments of cuddling afterwards. The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Transport team were ready for her. The nurse wheeled me into the recovery room. Everything happened so quickly, it's difficult to remember all the details. I do remember the moment the transport team brought Mia over in her incubator. They kindly wanted to give us a chance to meet our little Miracle before rushing over to the Children's Hospital.

Her lungs were weak, so she was being ventilated. She was hooked up to all these wires and monitors, which I later called "noodles." They each served a life purpose: oxygen saturation, heartbeat, respiratory, etc.... Although fully enclosed in her life support incubator, I asked if I can hold her hand for a second. The transport staff could only imagine the hardship parents of preemies go through. So despite the hurried stop, they lifted open one of the small windows of the incubator. I was able to touch Miracle Mia's hand and assure her that we look forward to seeing her real soon, to stay strong, and I would do my best, too. Next came the Happy tears. It was a blessing to see her alive. In that moment, I didn't care if I was seeing our daughter for the first time through plastic walls. I was grateful to have the opportunity to welcome her into our lives.

Many Blessings....
Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

Click Here to read Part 1.

Further Reading:
Miracle of Life Story
American Idol - Mia's Story
Miracles Do Happen!

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  1. Well done .. so wonderful to hear your story from 2 years ago .. I'm crying here with you .. being of the emotional sort too. I'm just so priveleged to have met the 4 of you .. and look forward to seeing you all soon .. talking and all!!

    Have a great time ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  2. It must have been an amazing 2 years for you and your family. Just think what a story this will be, when Mia win American Idol :-)
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  3. What a wonderful heart warming story! Thanks for sharing that very personal moment with us!

    Best wishes to little Mia!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online

  4. Hi Hilary,

    Thank you for sharing your Happy tears with us. Stay the strong person you are and if there comes a moment you need a release, let it all out. Holding the tears and emotions in are toxic to our well-being.
    We, too, are priveleged to have met you. Thank you for your friendship.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

  5. Hi Giovanna,

    It has definitely been an incredible two years and we can't wait until the day Mia is singing so she can share her inspiring story.

    Thank you so much for your comment. See you again soon.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  6. Hi Peter,

    Thank you so much for Mia's well wishes. We're happy to share these moments with you and our readers.

    We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the comment.

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve


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