GREENCASTLE, Pa. – Photographs of a baby boy that was born at 19 weeks have been making an impact around the world for life as they demonstrate to viewers the humanity and perfection of the unborn child.
“I shared these photos so my friends and family could see my perfect child,” Lexi Fretz of Greencastle, Pa. wrote in a blog post. “I never, ever could have imagined that it would spread across the world like this.”
Fretz and her husband Joshua were expecting a child in the fall of 2013—their third. But in August of that year, Fretz became concerned when she began spotting and went to the emergency room upon her midwife’s advice.
Because she was under 20 weeks, she had to stay in the emergency room instead of being sent immediately to the maternity ward. As Fretz was taken to a room, she was relieved as the nurses found the baby’s heartbeat. She was also excited to be told that she would be obtaining an ultrasound, as it meant that maybe she could learn her child’s gender that night.
But as Fretz waited to obtain the ultrasound, she began to feel pain and realized that she was going into premature labor. Hours later, Fretz delivered her baby, a boy.
“I was crying so hard at this point but he was perfect,” she wrote on her blog. “He was fully formed and everything was there, I could see his heart beating in his tiny chest. Joshua and I both held him and cried over him and looked over our perfect, tiny son.”
“I held him, cuddled him. While his heart was beating, I held him to my heart, I counted his toes and kissed his tiny head,” Fretz continued.
Minutes later, the baby, who they named Walter, passed away. Fretz’ took husband of their tiny son—so small that he fit in the palm of their hand, but perfectly formed.
“At first, I did not want any photos, but they are the only thing I have to look back on now,” she said.
Fretz later decided to post the photographs on her blog, which have now been viewed around the world.
Written by Heather Clark- Christian News
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