Baby Who Had 2 Open-Heart Surgeries Smiles for 1st Time in Hospital

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Every baby born is a special baby.

Babies make their arrivals in a whole range of different ways but these aren’t always the easiest of journeys.

Make sure to keep scrolling to learn about the beautiful baby who managed to smile despite having 2 open-heart surgeries…

 

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Welcoming a child into the world is an amazing experience.

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The whole thing is magical, and it is something that truly releases the inner warriors in us women after the grueling 9 months of pregnancy.

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The labor isn’t so magical, however…

The labor of childbirth is known for being one of the most painful things that the human body can experience. A combination of intense muscle tightening, abdomen cramps, pain in the torso and pelvic area, back pain, contractions from the uterus, and, eventually, pushing a baby out of the vagina, it’s certainly no walk in the park.

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Despite the fact that labor is pretty much guaranteed to be painful, it varies slightly for every woman; no labor is the same. This can depend on the woman’s genetics, her tolerance to pain, body type, and even the size of the baby.

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But our little bundles of joy are completely worth it…

And every single birth is special in its own unique way.

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Babies can make their arrival at any time…

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And more than often, they arrive at unexpected times… just to make our lives that bit easier!

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Some babies prefer to make a speedy entrance into the world, leaving some moms with no choice but to give birth in the traffic en route to the hospital.

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Leaving their poor moms in labor that could last for days.

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And many babies are born with various health issues, with some sadly being life-threatening.

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But their new bundle of joy didn’t let his traumatic arrival dampen his mood.

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They already have their 4-year-old daughter, MacKenna, and they welcomed their baby boy into the world on August 30th last year – Theodore.

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Theo, who often goes by Teddy, was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Teddy had his first open-heart surgery just fifteen minutes after his birth.

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And in November, the little one had to undergo yet another open-heart surgery.

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Teddy managed to squeeze a smile for his worried mom and dad.

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“Around the second open-heart surgery, he suffered a stroke,” Alexandria told Good Morning America. “We weren’t sure the connections were there in the brain to allow a smile to show on his face. It really gave a huge glimmer of hope for the future that he’s able to overcome these obstacles.”

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“His sister was in the room; [Teddy] loves to hear her voice and my husband, he has the special touch,” she went on to say.

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But after this surgery, it is hoped that he will be able to go home for the first time.

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