William Schmitt

First post: Nov 26, 2017 Latest post: Jan 24, 2018
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William ("Will") and his twin sister, Lainey decided to enter this world at only 28 weeks gestation on Friday, November 10th at 8:59pm and 9:01pm.  I was admitted to United Hospital the evening of Thursday, November 9th after experiencing some low pressure pain. A little more than 24 hours later, Will and Lainey were born via c-section after we were unsuccessfully able to stop the labor. Lainey was breech and we wanted the best chance of meeting our little girl, so a c-section was recommended. Immediately after Lainey was delivered, William flipped into the breech position as well! 

We were blessed with about 90 minutes with our precious little Lainey. She weighed only 14.4 ounces and 12 inches long.  She spent her life either on my chest or in one of our arms wrapped in her warm crocheted blanket from Grandma Rose.  We knew our time with her was going to be limited, but we still weren't prepared. We wish we would have just have had more time. She was a true fighter. She beat the odds of not making it in utero, and then she was able to fight for 90 minutes after weighing less than a pound.  A lot of babies with Trisomy 18 don't even survive the labor and delivery process. She was absolutely beautiful and she will forever be in our hearts. 

Will was immediately taken to the NICU. He weighed 2 pounds, 6 ounces and was 15 inches long.  He has a long journey ahead of him, but we are hopeful that he will continue to fight and gain strength.  He is absolutely adorable and we both can't stop staring at him. I didn't know it was possible to feel so much love.  He has his twin angel watching over him. We love you William and Lainey, our two precious miracles! 

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