As long as I can remember, I imagined myself with a husband and kids. When I had the opportunity to start trying to have a child, I was 37 years old. In my head, I thought I was too old to have kids naturally.

So, I prayed and said "God, if you want me to have kids, please make it possible to happen naturally." I did not want to have to do IVF or any other method to conceive. In December of 2015, I found out I was pregnant. A month later, I had a miscarriage. I know many women are devastated when they have a miscarriage. For me, it gave me joy to know I could get pregnant naturally. 

About 4 months later, I found out I was 3 months pregnant with my son. I was so excited!

At the 20-week ultrasound, I was told that my son was not developing properly. The next week, I had an amniocentesis performed and my son was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 Edward's Syndrome. The success rate of reaching full term is low. If you do deliver, kids generally do not live very long. Each day was a day to be cherished because I didn't know if that was going to be last moment with him.

On November 15, 2015 he was born. He lived a miraculous 3 months and 2 days! 

Six months after his birthday, I decided I wanted to try again to have another child.

It took about 6 months of trying when I finally was pregnant with my precious son. The pregnancy was very emotional as I didn't know how it was going to turn out.

Praise God he was born and there were no complications. 

Today I enjoy spending time with my son and seeing the world through his eyes. I am so thankful to God for His blessings!


Personal note from me:

Jamila's unwavering faith and remarkable strength in the face of unimaginable loss continues to inspire not only me but many others. She leaned on her faith in a way that many of us can only aspire to. Baby Q's time on this earth may have been short, but touched the hearts of countless people.

Through it all, she demonstrated the incredible power of the human spirit to find strength even in the darkest of moments. As I reflect on Jamila's story and the enduring legacy of Baby Q, we are reminded that life's most profound lessons often come from those who face the greatest challenges. In their journey, we find inspiration to embrace our own faith, to hold onto hope, and to treasure every moment as a precious gift.

Her sweet rainbow baby boy 'Mr. T' is so full of personality, life and overwhelming joy! Thank you for sharing your story and your sweet babies with this world. We are all the richer for it!

I am honored to call you my friend!