Cam & Nicole ,
You two are the strongest parents I know, and I am so thankful you invited me along to document this part of your journey. This birth story was definitely life-changing for me, an experience I will never forget.
I asked Nicole to write a little about their story and path to parenthood (grab a box of tissues)…
“Over six years ago our crazy baby journey began….. After trying the natural way, three rounds of IUI, four intense rounds of IVF, and many uncomfortable tests later we became pregnant with our first baby boy. The pregnancy was going great until unfortunate circumstances we delivered our baby Cruz Mitchell at 23 weeks and three days weighing in at 1 lb. 6 oz. via emergency c-section. Our amazingly tough little Cruz fought the battle of his life for 39 days in the NICU, but ultimately he’s tiny premature body just couldn’t win the fight and he passed away peacefully in my arms. This was the hardest most trying time in our lives, but we leaned on each other for love and comfort and grew so incredibly strong together. We decided to press on and not give up so two years later and two more intense rounds of IVF we became pregnant again with a boy! On July 14th after a very high risk pregnancy and many weekly trips to Provo for doctor visits Cruz sent down his very healthy baby brother Trey Cruz. We are extremely blessed to have sweet Trey in our lives and we know that his brothers spirit will remain with him and both of us everyday. This hard journey has taught us patience, understanding, and extreme love for one another. Also the knowing that anything is possible if you wait. Mr. Trey was definitely worth the wait!”