Pay it forward for Delaney

For Delaney's birthday each year we would like to pay it forward in her name. This year for her first birthday we would like to donate a Dr. Suess book to 517 children in her name.

We need the help of our friends and family to make this happen. Our beautiful daughter passed away at 38 weeks, just shy of her due date.

We have since found out that I can not concieve another child. We are empty without our daughter and we strive everyday to keep her memory alive.

Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Help us give a child a Dr. Suess book in Delaney's name...

RIP Delaney Ann MIller 05/17/13
Loved. Missed. Wanted.

For those of you who don't know our story.... We were fortunate enough to get pregnant with our back to back IUI procedure for our daughter. 5 weeks into my pregnancy I was hospitalized for the first time and diagnosed with Hyperemisis Gravendarem. I was hospitalized again a few weeks later. I was on and off of IV fluid throughout the first two trimesters to get enough nutrients restored to keep myself healthy because our daughter was taking all my nutrients and she was very healthy.

At my 37 week appt on May 10th, I told one of our OBs that I was sick all over again (after 6 weeks of Almost no puking) and that I didn't like the decreased movement that Delaney was having. She told me she was head down in my pelvis and was ready to come any day now, she had a heartbeat and not to worry. I asked more questions and was reassured by our birthing nurse that this was normal. One week later on my 38 week appt May 16th, I had lost 8 pounds since the prior week and I told the nurse practitioner I didn't like the decrease in movement or how the OB made me feel when I tried to ask her the wk prior. She asked me if she monitored me and seemed alarmed when I told her that she only listened to the HB on the Doppler. So she tried to pull up my sweet daughter and didn't find a HB, after an ultrasound we found that our beautiful little girl was gone. How did this happen? Babies aren't supposed to die! I had to call my wife and my family to start telling them that this beautiful little girl died in my womb. I started induction and 27 hours later gave birth to Delaney Ann Miller, 5 pounds 9 ounces 19 1/2 inches long. Right after I delivered we got to hold her for a couple hours and our families got to hold her and say their goodbyes. I went into critical condition and my Bp went up to 189/111. They threw me on my left side and pumped me full of magnesium to stop me from stroking out and dying. Rach was so afraid she was going to lose me right after we lost our daughter. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions the past ten months and I am so saddened to know how many other parents lose their beautiful babies.

Unfortuanely we have no answers to why our girl just stopped living and that will always haunt us. They did placenta testing, cord testing and chromozome testing and everything came back a happy healthy baby. she looked beautiful, we kept waiting for her to cry cause she looked like a sleeping baby. I constantly rewrite the story of what I could've done differently and we learned in our support group that we will but there is nothing I could've done.
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