Need a happy story to get you going after the awkward mid-week holiday? This ought to do it for you. Louisiana mom Amber Scott slipped into a coma before doctors delivered her baby girl by C-section back in May, but now she's awake! And she finally got to see little Adeline!
Sniff. Sniff. Oh, I know, I know, I said it was a happy story. But I've got some happy tears streaming down my face because the story actually gets even better! Just listen to this one folks!
Today is reportedly Amber Scott's 30th birthday.
Can you imagine a better birthday present than waking up from a coma and finally meeting your baby girl all in the same week? Me neither! Scott's husband Tommy said she's still working at a smile, so all she can give up is a smirk ... and you better believe this mama was smirking like crazy when she saw little Adeline.
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I'm always curious what it's like in a coma -- I wonder if she was thinking about her daughter that whole time. But it doesn't matter how much time has passed or how much you've been through: mom's first glimpse of baby is always the same, isn't it? It's magical.
The whole ordeal that she's been through -- which included a blood clot on the brain and surgery to remove it, having to give birth in a coma, and being in that coma for six weeks -- puts the early days of motherhood into perspective for me big time. The other day I confessed that those days were kind of boring -- much as I loved them. I won't lie; I KNOW that comparatively my early days with my baby girl were a breeze ... I was so lucky to be there for all of it. I bet Amber Scott would give everything to have to change a poopy diaper or be projectile vomited on!
Here Amber Scott missed those days, and therapists have to train her to re-learn stuff just like her infant daughter. It's one of those miraculous examples of modern medicine to me: that mother and daughter can both make it through something like that and thrive.
Good luck to her and her beautiful family. And happy birthday Amber!
How long did it take after birth before you got to see your baby for the first time?
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