After what feels like forever, I'm happy to announce that our rainbow baby is here! Reina Lee Williams was born last Tuesday, September 26, weighing a whopping 10 lb 6 oz and measuring 21 inches long. It has been a long and arduous journey to finally meet our baby, and we are so incredibly happy that she came out healthy and happy.
The past two years have been difficult ones. After suffering a miscarriage last February, we were excited to learn we were expecting again just a few months later. Yet, to our horror, I went into premature labor when I was only 5 months pregnant and we lost our son, George last August. We were surprised to discover that we were pregnant again this past January and luckily my doctor took every precaution, including a surgical procedure to suture my cervix closed and giving me weekly (incredibly painful) injections of progesterone, to ensure that we would not lose another baby.
Despite every effort to labor and deliver Reina via VBAC, I decided at 41 weeks that a repeat c-section would be the safest option for me and the baby. Luckily, everything went smoothly and our beautiful rainbow baby came out screaming. We feel so grateful to everyone who has helped and supported us over the past few months. Although we have been through hell, we feel that much luckier to welcome our beautiful little girl into our family.