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‘Oh god, did I just pee myself?!’ I watched the midwife’s face suddenly drop. ‘I am SO sorry, but your amniotic sac has broken.’ I was only 18 weeks pregnant.’: Mom births warrior 1-pound baby, ‘I’m holding a living, breathing miracle’

“The doctors gave me pitiful looks and left the room. I sat there, alone, stunned. Miscarry?! Was that even a term they used at 18 weeks pregnant?! My baby had a heartbeat. I put my hand on my stomach; I could feel little flutters in my stomach. No, I thought. I’m not miscarrying. Not today.”

‘When am I going to get my baby brother? I just want my baby brother.’: After losing a baby at 11 weeks, mom is THRILLED to tell her son he’d finally get ‘his baby brother’

“His smallness took my breath away. That night, my in-laws brought Mikey to see me. We told him he finally had his baby brother. The first time Mikey saw him, he beamed. ‘He has red hair just like me!’ I feel honored to witness their love. It’s as if the two of them were destined to be each other’s brother.”

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