Happy 1st birthday to my sweet baby boy! Can’t believe your birth was a whole year ago already…literally feels like yesterday. Love, Mommy & Melanie
Happy birthday big boy! More coming soon!
On Friday, May 3rd @ 1:56pm Josh & Brooke welcomed their LONG awaited adorable baby boy and Brooke so accurately described that day as the BEST DAY EVER on her facebook announcement. I – along with countless other friends & family who have been by their side through their 8 year fertility battle – could not agree more!
Josh and Brooke are the type of couple every couple strives to be – a perfect match for each other in my opinionThey have been together for almost 17 years – married for 10 – and have remained just a strong as ever throughout their long & trying journey to parenthood. After years and years of fertility treatments, Brooke finally got pregnant – with twins! Things were going great for the first trimester, but early in the 2nd trimester, her cervix started to fail. Despite a successful cerclage surgery, Brooke went into labor a few weeks later and there was nothing the doctors could do to stop it. She delivered her precious baby boys on Christmas Day 2011 and their world just stopped.
I honestly don’t know how- except through the grace of God – anyone recovers from such a tragedy, but they did and decided to try again. Josh did some research and discovered Dr. Arthur Haney in Chicago. Dr. Haney is one of the leading doctors in the country and one of the first doctors to ever perform transabdominal cerclage surgery with huge success rates in women who suffered multiple losses due to an incompetent cervix. Brooke was a candidate and they decided to go for it – so she went to Chicago and had the surgery in May 2012. Then a few short months later, she found out she was pregnant again! Thankfully this time, her pregnancy was textbook and resulted in the birth of beautiful, healthy BIG baby Dominic Joshua via scheduled c-section.
Unfortunately due to her cerclage, Brooke cannot delivery vaginally, but after the chunkster came out at a whopping 10.1 lbs, she was not so sadHe was completely breech anyway, and gave the doctor a run for his money as he had to use some maneuvering skills to get him out!
Josh & Brooke ~ you guys are such an inspiration. Your perseverance, your strength, and your faith are incredible. I know God has BIG plans for you & your precious new son who is the absolute definition of perfection.
Thank you for having me there – I was so honored to spend his birthday with you guys and your families
Welcome baby boy! You are already loved more than you know:) Slideshow coming soon!Love, Kelly
Welcome baby girl! Slideshow coming soon