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Written by Miss Colorado Teen USA 2017 Alexis Glover
Baby Brother Asher
The past few years have been a roller-coaster, to say the least. The ups and downs have taught me that things happen when they are meant to happen and sometimes in life we experience unexpected set-backs.
About three years ago my family experienced a lot of trials and tribulations. My mom went to her doctor to find out the gender of what would have been my final sibling after having an 11 year old brother named, Anthony and a 6 year old sister named, Annalese. I was so excited, I wanted it to be another brother because I thought that would only be fair and a lot of fun if there would be two boys and two girls but whether it was a boy or a girl, we all would have loved the baby so much. I waited for the text message or the call telling me what the gender was. I just assumed my mom was waiting until she got home to tell us but that was not even close to what was happening.
After a few hours, we found out my mom had lost the baby. It was traumatizing, I did not know what to do, what to say, or even how to feel. But at the moment I realized that our lives would be a little different now. The baby we hoped to bring home in the next few months wouldn’t be coming.
After such a traumatizing experience my parents did wait a little then tried again because they weren’t going to give up on what they wanted. Finally, during the summer of 2016 as I was going into my senior year of high school I found out I was going to be a big sister again. I was filled with joy. Months passed and we had a healthy little baby growing in my mom’s stomach. He continued to grow and grow, and finally we found out that my mom was having a little boy, but he actually wasn’t so little when my mom went in for her 6 month checkup. We found out that he was in the 90th percentile; He was huge!
Finally, on March 23, 2017 my parents welcomed a happy and healthy 9.5 pound baby named Asher. He came during spring break so I got so much time to spend with him. He was there for senior luncheons, my senior prom, and even graduation with my other siblings. Some people tell me how it must be so weird that I just graduated while having a 9 week old brother, but he is already such a big piece in my life that I couldn’t imagine my parents having him at any other time. He’s our miracle baby, and even my good luck charm. Not only did he already start smiling when he was only 7 weeks old, but when he was in my mom’s stomach and I was competing for Miss Colorado Teen USA, he was in there kicking and so excited. That’s what I would call a good luck charm.
The next few years might be a little strange due to the fact that I will be moving 2.5 hours away for college at University of Northern Colorado, and I won’t see him as much as I saw my other brother and sister growing up, but after everything that happened he came when he was supposed to come- and that shows me that when things are meant to happen they will happen.