Can the biggest surprise of your life also be the biggest blessing? We know one woman in Louisiana who would answer with a resounding yes.
Danielle is the proud mother of a very special toddler named Kai. She’ll be quick to tell you that his personality shines when he gets his favorite head rubs, massages, baths, and quality alone time. That doesn’t mean he won’t make his opinion known when he’s less than enthused, though. She lovingly refers to him as her “sour patch kid,” and it’s an apt reference to their story, one filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. First it’s sour, then it’s sweet. A sour patch kid story, for sure.
Nearly three years ago, Danielle was nearing the end of what she thought was a typical, healthy pregnancy. Due to a heart condition, she visited a high-risk obstetrician to ensure the baby was doing well and growing normally. Each visit was met with a sigh of relief when no abnormalities were discovered. It wasn’t until her final month of pregnancy that the news became more concerning. Between her 36th- and 37th-week checkup, Danielle doubled in size, accumulating extra amniotic fluid. Still, there was no indication of a serious issue, and she went into labor on her own not long after.