They met in 2005 while traveling to Chicago and got married in 2014, but he died while she was pregnant with their last child. A new mom that goes by the Instagram handle @Simplyararity shares the amazing story of how she welcomed her son at home, months after losing her husband. She wrote on the gram;

“Today was my official due date. Looking back over this pregnancy Im not sure how I made it.There were so many ups downs, highs, lows and moments in between. Going through pregnancy after the loss of a spouse is hard but laboring through grief was like being happy to finally see the sun but knowing you’d bask in it alone afterwards. For every happy moment since his passing, there has always been a little sadness. Pictured at 8cm and all I could think about was him and how I needed him at that very moment. I decided to have a home birth to make sure baby EJ was welcomed in as much love as possible by those closest to him in daddy’s absence. I wanted it to be peaceful, comfortable and in a familiar space. It was just that. Baby EJ arrived on a day that was supposed to be my maternity photo shoot. I had gotten up at 11:15am and searched a few fabric stores for kente cloth for a headwrap I wanted to wear and made a stop to Walgreens all while feeling a little uncomfortable but no pain. I figured Id start timing contractions once I got home. At 1:09pm I told my midwife contractions were 7-8 mins apart. She arrived around 2:30p. After several failed attempts by others at sanitizing the jacuzzi correctly, I was out of hot water so no water birth was happening lol. I took a luke warm shower and wrapped up in a towel. I asked the midwife to check me and to my surprise I was 8cm. I sat on the couch to relax and after 3 more contractions and 2 pushes at 4:15p baby EJ made his grand arrival! He latched immediately and after wiping their tears, all the kids participated with his first examination.”

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Today was my official due date. Looking back over this pregnancy Im not sure how I made it.There were so many ups downs, highs, lows and moments in between. Going through pregnancy after the loss of a spouse is hard but laboring through grief was like being happy to finally see the sun but knowing you’d bask in it alone afterwards. For every happy moment since his passing, there has always been a little sadness. Pictured at 8cm and all I could think about was him and how I needed him at that very moment. I decided to have a home birth to make sure baby EJ was welcomed in as much love as possible by those closest to him in daddy’s absence. I wanted it to be peaceful, comfortable and in a familiar space. It was just that. Baby EJ arrived on a day that was supposed to be my maternity photo shoot. I had gotten up at 11:15am and searched a few fabric stores for kente cloth for a headwrap I wanted to wear and made a stop to Walgreens all while feeling a little uncomfortable but no pain. I figured Id start timing contractions once I got home. At 1:09pm I told my midwife contractions were 7-8 mins apart. She arrived around 2:30p. After several failed attempts by others at sanitizing the jacuzzi correctly, I was out of hot water so no water birth was happening lol. I took a luke warm shower and wrapped up in a towel. I asked the midwife to check me and to my surprise I was 8cm. I sat on the couch to relax and after 3 more contractions and 2 pushes at 4:15p baby EJ made his grand arrival! He latched immediately and after wiping their tears, all the kids participated with his first examination. . . . #birthstory #homebirth #memphismidwife #memphismidwives #901 #empoweredbirthproject #unmedicatedbirth #homebirthbaby #bornathome #bornathomebaby #bwdcd #bwdbf #clothdiapering @midwivesofcolor #midwife #birthingwithoutfear #choicesmidwifery #mommytomiracles #longlivezeke #lifeafterloss #partinggift #carriagehousebirth @carriagehousebirth @adorablemoms @rockstarbirthmag @inspirepregnancy @blackmomsblog @blacklotusmother @doulasofcolor @empoweredbirthproject #naturalbirth @badassmotherbirther

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