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  • Writer's pictureAndriana Dyakova

Little Miracle - story of love and hope

My husband and I have been so deeply in love ever since we had met and had always dreamt of starting a family together. Our lives together have been so full of love, dreams, and a hope for a future filled with joyous moments. While we anticipated that the road wouldn’t be easy because of my mother’s history, we had no idea how extraordinary our journey to parenthood would be, full of hurdles and unexpected twists.

I discovered on Christmas morning in 2022 that I was pregnant, ecstatic with joy and impatient to tell my husband. We couldn’t contain our happiness as we imagined the precious moments that we would be sharing with our little one. However, as those first days turned into weeks, my progressing pregnancy began to complicate. At my first doctor’s appointment, we received the unexpected news that I had a high-risk and complicated pregnancy. My heart sank and fear gripped me tightly. My OBGYN explained that I had a condition called placenta previa, where my placenta was positioned low in my uterus and partially covering my cervix. As I was listening, I felt my dreams of a smooth pregnancy shatter into a million pieces.

As the months progressed, I endured several hospital stays, strict bed rest, and numerous doctor’s appointments. Everyday felt like a never-ending roller coaster of emotions. I felt so much fear and uncertainty, but I never lost hope. My friends and family were always there to support my husband and I, providing unwavering love and support. They helped to decorate our nursery, prepare us home cooked meals, and showered us with love and encouragement. My mother often reminded me that miracles happen every day, and that we should never lose hope.

My due date approached, and my doctors grew increasingly concerned about the risks I would face with a natural birth. I was scheduled for an emergency cesarean section to ensure that my baby and I would both be safe. I felt a great wave of emotion, but I felt trust in my doctors and their expertise. On Saturday morning, I was wheeled into the operating room, my heart pounding with anticipation and nervousness. My husband held my hand, whispering words of love and reassurance. The room was full of the sounds of beeping machines and the gentle whispers of the medical staff, providing a sense of calm amidst the chaos. Time seemed to stand still as the doctors worked diligently to bring my baby into the world.

In a moment of sheer magic, the cries of my newborn filled the room on August 20, 2023 at 7:32 p.m. With tears streaming down my face, I looked at my husband with so much love. Our beautiful baby girl, Gabriella, was born healthy and strong, defying all the odds. The doctors were in awe of her resilience and the miracle that had unfolded in front of their eyes. My birth, among the ones of many other mothers, are testaments to the power of hope, love, and unwavering spirit of a mother. As I held my sweet girl for the first time, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I knew our journey had been filled with challenges, but those challenges only made our love more profound.

Nothing excited me more than being able to decorate my nursery with precious photos of my baby girl, and Andriana helped us do just that. Her newborn photos and our sweet Gabby are a constant reminder to never lose hope, no matter how difficult the journey may be, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am so grateful for Andriana and for the opportunity she gave me to tell my story and the adventure our little family embarked on. I cannot wait to hear others Bump Inspirational Stories on the journeys they went through. All mothers are worthy of a voice and the possibilities to share their experiences. Keep going and never lose hope!

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