This is the story of my son, Ethan Porter Davis.
Over the summer, at 34 weeks pregnant, I was getting excited and nervous for the impending arrival of our sweet baby E. There was still so much to do to get ready, but we were ready and excited nonetheless.
I had noticed slightly less kicking one night and figured it was just stress combined with the baby shower excitement from earlier in the day. The next 24 hours kicking and movement from the baby had completely subsided and panicked, I went to the emergency room. I had felt something was off all day, but I just kept telling myself that I was crazy.
Our fears were soon confirmed by two ultrasounds. Despite having kicked hours earlier and having had a healthy ultrasound the week before, our baby was no longer with us. His heart had stopped beating, and we had suffered an in utero fetal demise.
The next night I went to the hospital for an induction to deliver my son. Six days later and with many complications, he was delivered to us, weighing 5 lbs. and measuring 19 inches long.
Although we only got to spend a short time with him before having to see him go, he is forever in our hearts and minds and will always be our Ethan Porter Davis.
It’s been almost a year since this horrible thing happened. While life is different and difficult and certainly not what I had imagined, I can now keep moving through my emotions and can picture another baby in our lives. Hopefully soon.
Hugs to you. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Ethan. I lost my daughter Trinitys 12 years ago when she was born to soon. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. Please know you are not alone in the journey.
Sending hugs and love to you. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Ethan. I, too, am a loss mom ... also to an Ethan and his brother Casey ... since 2007.
You are definitely not alone in this horrid journey. One breath at a time.
Hello and Welcome. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so very unfair to lose a baby that is so wanted and so loved. I lost my first daughter to Trisomy 18 in February of 2007. I still think of her everyday, imagining who she would be with every season. We are a safe place, a community full of people who simply get it. Please know we are here for you, you are never alone in this.
Love and Hugs
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