The lovely Haylie Canterbury and Keller (20 months).
Haylie and her partner found out they were expecting Keller on Valentine's Day 2014, just 8 months after they got married. They were over the moon with excitement and could not wait for their little one to arrive. Hailey was going to university full time and knew it would be a challenge but they were excited nonetheless. Pregnancy was awesome and Haylie loved it, she says it so easy and natural to her. When she went to her 37 week checkup they informed her that those "little back pains" she was experiencing were actually contractions and a few hours later they headed to the hospital. After a fairly easy labor, Keller was born without complication.
Haylie always knew she would breastfeed her babies and she and Keller shared an awesome nursing relationship. It was hard work at first, but she was able to nurse him until he self weaned at 13 months old.
The last week of February 2016, Haylie began feeling very sick in the morning. She had stopped taking her birth control 2 months prior but had a change of heart and decided to wait to conceive until after a friend's wedding so she began taking it again. On Thursday, March 3rd, Hailey found out she was pregnant with her second baby but the excitement was short lived as she began bleeding heavily two days later. After a visit to the hospital and an ultrasound they were informed that there was nothing in her uterus, she must have miscarried. Haylie went to the doctor on Monday to be sure her levels were dropping but on Tuesday her test results came back, telling them that her levels were still doubling and somehow, she was still pregnant.
After a second ultrasound her doctor thought it may just be too early to see anything and told her to wait a week. The following week she returned for another ultrasound where they were able to see baby's heartbeat, but also learned that the baby had implanted into the side of her cervix, causing a very dangerous and rare cervical pregnancy. Haylie was told she would need to undergo injections of low dose chemotherapy to terminate the pregnancy. It was explained that baby would never survive within the cervix and that her own life was very much at risk because the only way to stop a cervical hemorrhage would be to undergo a hysterectomy at 22 years old. After the first round of shots, baby's heartbeat had stopped, but was still comfortably nestled within her belly. Because of this she needed to undergo another round of shots. The day after the second round of shots March 22nd, Haylie was rushed to the ER with a severe cervical hemorrhage. Doctor's told her the only option was surgery. They would go in and attempt to take baby out, but if at any time the bleeding became too severe, the procedure would end in a full, open abdominal hysterectomy. Thankfully, Haylie was able to leave the operating room with a few stitches and some pretty strong pain medication.
"We are now the parents to two perfect babies, one of which we will just be meeting at a later time."