Love & Loss

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Wynter Monet Celisa

October 17, 2018 - October 23, 2018

My beautiful daughter, Wynter Monet Celisa Boado, was born on October 17th, 2018, a Wednesday morning. She came into this world weighing 8 pounds 12 ounces and over 21 inches in length; looking like a tiny version of her daddy. I couldn't believe I had birthed a big Asian baby! I found it hilarious. She was just precious and my heart exploded with love the second I saw her. She cried an adorable little cry that sounded like a baby dinosaur! She looked around alertly at us and the world, and she wrapped our hearts around her little finger.

Wynter's apgar scores were the highest they could be. All the doctors and nurses said she was perfect and healthy. I was even able to nurse her too, which she naturally just knew how to do. It was so sweet.

With no warning whatsoever, our tiny girl stopped breathing after about 45 minutes of perfectly normal life. She wouldn't breathe again for another 24 minutes. After stabilizing her, Maury Regional quickly transported her to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for better care.

The transfer paperwork simply stated "Boado, Girl". We hadn't officially even named her yet. That's how fast everything happened.

The brain damage to our girl was completely devastating, due to lack of oxygen for that long. The doctors spent the last days of her life trying to understand what initiated Wynter's sudden down turn. None of the experts could conclusively figure it out. It wasn't our genetics, our age, or structural defects in her body. No apparent reason at all.

We never thought we'd become parents, only to lose our daughter after 7 short days. Please pray for comfort and healing for us. We know she’s with Jesus in the most beautiful place of joy and peace, but there will forever be a hole in our hearts. This is a heavy loss for us and I miss her so much already. My husband and I are leaning on God, each other, and the support of our community. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Here is a picture of our precious baby daughter. For more photos, see my Instagram page.