I Didn’t Just Lose a Pregnancy: Amber

Amber’s Story:

When I was about 14 I was told I would never have my own children. If I did, I would need a lot of medical intervention to help make it happen.

Fast forward 13 years, I was having a medical flare up that sent me to the ER. I was so sick I couldn’t keep anything down at all. When we got to the hospital they asked all the regular questions, “could you possibly be pregnant?” I just answered “no”, like I was told all those years ago.

The doctor ordered some blood work and ran some tests. My husband and I were just hanging out in the room while I was hooked up to fluids hoping something would help me feel better when the doctor and nurse came back in with the exciting news. The doctor asked why I thought I couldn’t be pregnant, so I explained.

Then she hit us with the most shocking news. We were pregnant!!

What we thought was a flare up ending up being extremely severe morning sickness. They loaded me up with fluids and pamphlets and sent us home with the exciting news. I ended up back in the ER and urgent care 3 more times for several more bags of fluids in the short time I was knowingly pregnant and had been diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

Then one Sunday evening I woke up to a little cramping and then bleeding. I already had a doctor appointment the next morning so I just told my husband what happened and went to sleep. Deep down I think I knew but just didn’t want to believe it. The doctor sent me in for some bloodwork and then called me later that day to break the news. We had lost our little miracle baby shortly after finding out we were even pregnant.

It’s been just over a year now since we lost our sweet angel Brighton Finley and it still hurts just as much today as it did then. I know one day our time will come and our rainbow baby will have the sweetest guardian angel.

What her Project Robby Keepsake Set mean to her:

Receiving my Project Robby set meant so much to me, I honestly don’t know how to explain how much. Since I had such and early term miscarriage we didn’t even have an ultrasound picture to hold onto. I received my set the day before the one year anniversary of losing Brighton and the timing couldn’t have been better. It gave us something to hold onto and help keep the memory of our angel alive in a more physical manner.