Here’s a summary of our story:
October 2006– Josh and I get married
November 2006- Josh and I move to Seoul, South Korea to teach English (such a fun adventure!)
April 2008– We find out we’re pregnant with baby #1!
November 2008- We say goodbye to Korea and move back to Tuscaloosa, AL 7 months pregnant.
February 7, 2009– Liam Joshua is born at 41 weeks (7lb3oz)
March 3, 2011– Asher Caleb is born at 41 weeks (10lb2oz)
October 2012- We find out baby #3 is on the way!
February 9, 2013- Lucy Dair Weathersby is born still (1lb)
October 2013- We find out we’re pregnant again with rainbow baby, take 2. Baby is due on my Dad’s birthday, June 15th. We lose the baby in another early miscarriage (also unrelated to anti-Kell antibodies) We name our fifth child Pax
December 2013- We start the adoption process!
June 2014– We are chosen by expectant parents, K and P to adopt their precious baby, who is expected to arrive in October.
October 2014– We are devastated to find out that Kailee gave birth to “Scarlet” and placed her with a couple in California without telling us.
November 2014– We are shocked to find out we are pregnant and due August 2nd, 2015
July 19, 2015- After going through plasmapheresis and IVIG, moving to Houston for treatment during the pregnancy and five intrauterine blood transfusions, our rainbow baby, Nora Juliet, is born at 37 weeks and 6 days. (6lbs15oz)
February, 2017- We find out that we are pregnant and due October 21st, our anniversary.
September 13, 2017- After plasmapheresis, IVIG and 3 intrauterine blood transfusions, our miracle baby, Callum Joseph Thomas, is born at 34 weeks and 4 days. (6lbs 6oz)
Fall 2019– The Allo Hope Foundation is created to continue Lucy’s life purpose and bring hope to families around the world facing this disease. Our mission is to prevent any harm, stillbirth or infant death caused by Alloimmunization and Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN). We are dedicated to providing patient advocacy, support, and education while promoting research and improving healthcare practices for the condition
January 1, 2020– After an early miscarriage in July and a 7 week miscarriage in November, we find out that we are pregnant with our last baby, due September 13th, Callum’s 3rd birthday.
August 24, 2020– After plasmapheresis, IVIG, 7 intrauterine blood transfusions and a global pandemic, our last miracle baby, August Judah Weathersby, is born at 37 weeks and 1 day. (8lbs 1oz)