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The 6th one (Anonymous)

April 27, 2007

This was the 6th pregnancy that I carried to term. My story is a hard one to tell because after I had two children and one divorce I was not going to have any more children. When I got into another relationship so fast again and found myself unstable and facing the dangers of preeclampsia, severe anemia, and the possiblity of my own death, well…By my own choice when I became pregnant, after being very active in trying to NOT get pregnant, I chose to have an abortion. Very shortly after that I was pregnant and had another abortion. For me, it was the road I traveled and I am glad I did because I lead me on to this path I am on today. I found that I was pregnant again and this time said that even a chance of life was worth it if it meant my own life in exchange. We chose to have one more baby so that number 3 baby never felt left behind when her siblings went with their father. That birth process for the 4th one actually required two units of blood and I almost died moments after her birth while I was trying to nurse her. Not because of hemmoraging, but because my body doesn’t do a good job of maintaining itself. When I went to the doctors to finally get my tubes tied, funny how they are finally willing to do it after 6 pregnancies, I found out that the one time in the 4 months that we had had sex had created a baby. I was 4 weeks along. This is when I let it all go. I resolved that my life had a plan for me. I would listen and follow the road where it took me. I had my next pregnancy soon after the last. That leads me to talking about these pictures. My 6th live birth, 8th pregnancy. My road was not easy by any means but I am thankfull for each step of the way because it has given me such a value of life for what I do possess and hope to add more children in the future if it is in my cards.


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8 Responses to “The 6th one (Anonymous)”

  1. Tasha Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 8:28 am

    WOW.. you’re a very firtle gal!!

  2. marjorie Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I think you are a very courageous lady, first because you have gone through a great deal, and second because you are willing to share your story. You have made some tough choices, but sometimes the best choice is not always the easiest. I wish you well, and thank you for sharing.

  3. annie Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    beautiful belly! I can’t believe after 6 children your stomach still looks that great and without a single stretch mark. You were made to have children!

  4. BirthJunkie Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this! Your belly/body is beautful and you have such a great attitude!

  5. mommy2two Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 6:25 am

    I’m so sorry for your losses, but those are 2 babies that you have the chance to hold in Heaven one day!
    You definitely have a great attitude and i’m sure you are a wonderful mommy!

  6. Ashleigh Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Your story is so amazing! You’re such a beautifuly strong woman.

  7. Tabitha Says:
    June 29th, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I must say that you have amazing strength, it must have been hard to make the choices that you made, but things happen for a reason, and life takes us places we never knew we could go!

    You look AMAZING… I can’t believe that after 6 babies you have not ONE stretch mark… how lucky are you???

  8. Mommy to 8 Now Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 11:05 am

    This picture and entry seem like an eternity ago. I have had 1 devastating miscarriage and 2 more miraculous births since this was taken. I like my body even less now and I still struggle with acceptance of my shape. Nursing my last baby for just over 15 months has taken all volume from my breasts and, although I am glad I had the experience to have a nursling longer than 3 months, I feel sad about it.

    I am now a mother to 8 kids and have survived 11 pregnancies. That is my bright side to my story and what keeps me going.

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