My sister is married to a great guy who has 2 brothers and a sister. One of his brothers and his wife experienced infertility, and after a long journey and multiple IVF cycles, they now have boy/girl twins. The babies were born early (34 weeks I think?) and it was quite scary at first, but both are happy, healthy toddlers now. Their parents are actually coming to our house for a vacation with my sister & and her husband three weeks from today! Needless to say, my family and my sister’s husband’s family are close.
This past winter my BIL’s little sister “B” got married, and they immediately wanted to start a family. She got pregnant without trouble (thank the Lord, I wouldn’t wish IF on anyone), and they found out they were having twins. Everyone was ecstatic! Two sets of twin cousins, plus B’s brother’s wife was pregnant and B’s husband’s sister was pregnant so there would be lots of cousins joining the world around the same time.
Yesterday they went in for their anatomy ultrasound and found out they were having twin boys. B & her husband were over the moon that the boys looked perfectly healthy, everything was on track, and life was good.
Last night she started having contractions, and the doctors were unable to stop them. Early this morning she delivered two tiny, perfect little boys who at just 21 weeks gestation were too tiny to make it. They are in Heaven now, but they leave behind two devastated parents and their family & friends.
My heart is absolutely broken for them as they join our ALI community on this sad, sad day. Any prayers or supportive thoughts for them are much appreciated. Life is so unfair sometimes. 😦