By Sherry Huang
October 10, 2014

Back in August, we covered the incredible story of a young couple who created a bucket list for their unborn baby. Doctors had diagnosed Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley's baby, Shane, with anencephaly.

Because babies with the rare birth defect are born without parts of the front brain and skull, they can only survive for a few hours after birth. Despite this, the parents decided to carry their baby to term and celebrate his life in the womb (#shanesbucketlist), which they chronicled on the Prayers for Shane Facebook page.

Back in September, Haley shared that his wife was diagnosed with polyhdramnios, an excessive build-up of amniotic fluid in the uterus. As a result, Gassew would have her labor induced, and she entered the hospital on Tuesday, October 7 to avoid further labor and birth complications.

In the months leading up to Shane's birth, the couple carried on #shanesbucketlist by visiting New York City, riding the Strasburg Railroad, and going pumpkin picking. They also celebrated Haley's birthday, had a surprise "shower of love" party at Shane's 35 weeks, and hosted a final pre-birth party with family at Shane's 39 weeks. As the couple wrote on the page, "Shane is so loved by so many already!"

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Image: Photo of baby Shane originally appeared on the Prayers for Shane Facebook page.

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